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Fair Lawn Green Fair Continues Growth

Fair Lawn Green Team member Nancy Sperling and her son. Photo Credit: Facebook
Fair Lawn Green Team members setting up the anti-idling display at the library. Photo Credit: Facebook

FAIR LAWN, N.J. — The Fair Lawn Green Fair became a staple for the town over the past five years as it grew larger each time.

The 2016 Green Fair will be held March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the community center, 10-10 20th St.

Carol Wagner, director of health and human services, said presenters at the free event include Hackensack River Keeper, Valley Health, Solar City, Bergen and Ramapo colleges and more.

"Our whole thing about the Green Fair is to educate the community on what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint," Wagner told Daily Voice. "What that means is how we can rely less on cars because cars cause pollution."

The Fair Lawn Environmental Commission and Green Team co-sponsor the fair. The Green Team stems from the Sustainable Jersey program to promote environmentally friendly habits and gives Fair Lawn grant opportunities.

Health habits will also be stressed as more walking can reduce the amount of cars on the roads, Wagner said. The "One Pound at a Time" campaign promotes health with losing weight plus recycling to drop a pound of garbage, and maintaining tire pressure for better gas mileage.

Volunteers will also teach guests about composting to make fertile soil for gardening, Wagner said.

The Green Fair has a snow date of March 10.

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