Earth Day fair set at Clark College April 22
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Vancouver — Clark County Environmental Services will co-sponsor a fair on Earth Day to showcase sustainable practices.
The Do-It-Yourself Fair will run 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Clark College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.
“We want people to repair things rather than throw them away when they can still be very useful,” said Sally Fisher, sustainability specialist.
The fair will include workshops on: radon, mold and lead; rain barrels; rain gardens; bike basics; vegetable gardening; computer maintenance; green cleaning; basic plumbing; basic wiring; tree planting and care; weed control; composting; weatherization; screen and screen door repair; sizing your lawn; naturescaping/native plants and sheetrock repair.
Participants also can shred personal papers for free, thanks to Waste Connections Inc. Each person may shred up to four paper grocery bags full of documents.
Also, Clark Public Utilities will sponsor a compact fluorescent bulb exchange. Each person can trade up to six unbroken compact fluorescent lights that have burned out for new bulbs. Fluorescent tubes or fixtures cannot be accepted at this event.
For more information, go to http://www.clark.wa.gov/environment