Concord's Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC), in collaboration with the Town, the School Department, and the Light Plant, is pleased to announce the “Cooler Concord" Fair, the kickoff event of an ongoing program to help residents make informed choices about their use of energy. The Fair brings to life the concepts outlined in the book Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living by the Union of Concerned Scientists. It will be a fun and engaging event designed to showcase simple and significant ways to save energy and money. There will be 10 major exhibits as follows: home weatherization, high-efficiency home heating and cooling, hot water heating, LED lighting, solar power, transportation (including new electric cars), home appliances, sustainable yards, reduce/reuse and eat less meat. Attendees will be able to talk with community experts and vendors about high-impact actions and how to get stuff done quickly and easily. Workshops on specific topics will be held throughout the day.
The Fair has significant student involvement from the CCHS Green Team and the Environmental Science and Film classes. In addition, students from Alcott, Thoreau, Willard and Nashoba Brooks will be on hand to show parents their own creative and compelling exhibits. Schools will be able to win up to $1,000 each if a significant number of their parents attend and take action. Exciting and extensive kids’ activities are planned for ages 2 and up, including crafts, races, and hands-on projects. There will be many free prizes, including a weekend in lovely Stowe, Vermont, and lots of delicious food. This will be a not-to-miss event for families!