DEXTER - The 10th of October 2010 (10/10/10) is the date of a Global Work Party to increase awareness of climate change and, to observe it locally, people in the Dexter-Dover area are invited to the Dexter Town Hall for a Local Energy Fair from 10 AM til 3 PM.
The Dexter Energy Committee(DEC) and the Dexter Dover Towns in Transition (DDATT) are sponsoring an informal open house for all area citizens who are interested in Energy to come share their ideas and put their hands on a number of smart devices that help save energy, money, and the atmosphere.
Our area has plenty of “McGyver’s” who have made-do with whatever materials are available, and this day will be the chance to share those projects with neighbors.
Energy-conscious local businesses, selling products or services, are also invited to display their wares.
Here’s a list of some of the things that might be there: Solar ovens, Photovoltaic panels, Solar food dryers, Wind turbines, Water powered electricity systems, Bicycle powered flour mills, Bio-diesel production, Solar water heaters, Geothermal heat pumps, Energy audits for buildings, Insulation installation, Water purification systems, Aquaculture systems, Build your own birdhouse or bathouse, Composting toilets, Scythe instruction and care, Firewood preparation and storage, Handpowered tools, Coppice for fuel and fencing, Gasification for heat and charcoal, Bicycle transportation routes, Public transportation, Local bus routes (school and LYNX), Bucksaw sharpening, Draft animal training and use, Political action for energy issues, Government agencies energy rebate programs, and who knows what else.
If you have or want Information on these and other subjects come share the day with others to help our area reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Call 277 4221 (Sam Brown) or 924-0180 (Ruth Fogg) for more information.
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