Learn about the environment at Westborough fair


Learn about the environment at Westborough fair
Community members gathered at Mill Pond Elementary School on Saturday for the inaugural Westborough Energy Fair last year. The Environmental Action Fair will be held on May 13. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

WESTBOROUGH – Sustainable Westborough and the Rotary Club of Westborough will sponsor the Environmental Action Fair on Saturday, May 13, at Westborough High School.

Exhibits will be open from 1 to 4 p.m.

The keynote presentation at noon will be “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops” with Melanie Wallace, an Emmy award-winning producer formerly with the PBS series “Nova.”

The presentation is meant to raise awareness about natural warming loops that have scientists alarmed.

In addition to Wallace’s talk, some short films will be shown and Sandra Kearney, Rotary Club president, will facilitate a Q&A engagement with the audience. There will be two other speakers, including Robert Gegear, professor of biology, discussing the plight of pollinators, and a panel of Mill Pond students who will provide their perspectives on climate change.

There will be around 40 exhibitors, including state and regional agencies and nonprofits. These will provide information on a wide array of topics including heat pumps, solar developers, composting, gardening, tree planting, electric vehicles including e-bikes, local farming with food for sale, children’s books on climate and other environmental topics, sustainable household products and advocacy in support of all of these topics.

There will also be an interactive art project that encourages attendees to participate in the art and in environmental actions; and 20 student exhibitors representing all of the schools in town showing their work on a wide array of environmental topics.

Have a rechargeable lithium-ion battery from a cell phone, laptop, tablet, electric toothbrush, wireless headphones or power tool batteries? Bring them to the fair, where a collection will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

For information, visit www.sustainablewestborough.org.


Westborough goes green at Energy Fair

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