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Progressive Democrats of America – PA 12th CD Chapter

Ambridge Green Energy Fair June 28th

Posted by randyshannon on June 10, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

 

CLEAN AND GREEN ENERGY FAIR TO SHOWCASE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TODAY

FOR HOMES AND EVERYDAY LIVES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

The FUTURE of Renewable Energy is NOW

 

German_roofsBeaver, PA, June 10, 2014 – June is “bustin’ out all over“ —  with renewable energy on full display, just as it will be June 28 at the Clean and Green Energy Fair in Ambridge, PA.

On the last Saturday in June, Beaver County will celebrate the power of solar, wind and geothermal energies – not for somewhere over the rainbow, but for here and now – with energy efficiency and conservation strategies sharing the spotlight.

The Clean and Green Energy Fair will showcase vendors and organizations engaged in creating sustainable energy for everyday life. The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rt. 65 Farmer’s Market parking lot of Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 624 Park Road in Ambridge.

Now is the time for a new look at fossil-fuel alternatives in our homes and communities. As Tom Schuster, senior Pennsylvania representative of the Sierra Club said, “By moving to 100 percent clean energy sources, we’ll create tens of thousands of American jobs and billions of dollars in new investment.”

Randy Francisco, Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Organizing Representative for the Greater Pittsburgh area, will speak on using Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard, the EPA’s Carbon Standard Rule and legislation to grow renewable energy and resulting jobs. Other speakers will address geothermal and solar energy home resources.

solar installationEveryone is invited to explore the rise of renewable energy and the differences it can make. The Clean and Green Energy Fair will feature free solar snow cones, children’s activities, and – thanks to a donation by Ted Popovich, board of directors’ member of Allegheny County’s Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) – an iPad raffle.

Popovich donated the iPad to draw local people to Beaver County’s first-ever renewables energy fair. For sponsors Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee and Three Rivers Community Foundation, a strong showing could turn this “first” into a “historic first” that — with or without the chance to win an iPad — is renewable every  June.

 

Date: Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Farmer’s Market Parking Lot (on Rt. 65) of Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic church, 624 Park Road, Ambridge, PA 15003

Cost: The fair is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.

Speakers: Randy Francisco, Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Organizing Representative for the Greater Pittsburgh area.

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