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Spreading Sustainable Notions

 

Vendors had to weigh down displays to prevent the wind from taking pamphlets and business cards but the sun and warmer temperatures were welcomed at the Sustainability Fair held at Martin and Graham Parks in Sturgeon Bay Saturday.

People sat listening to a presentation by Jim Tukey on safe lawns while others strolled from booth to booth learning about sustainable ways to build homes, keep weeds out of their yard and snacking on locally-produced food.

Jim Tukey shares tips on keeping lawns healthy without using chemicals Saturday at the Sustainability Fair in Sturgeon Bay, sponsored by Sustain Door and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership.

 

The Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin aims to bring public health issues to light and change the way large factories and farms dispose of waste. The organization’s president, Dean Hoegger, says it’s important for people to realize they are capable of making a change.

Even though it takes time for legislation to pass, Hoegger says by choosing to support sustainable causes people can help speed up the process and help out the environment at the same time.

The wind gives Hamlet the alpaca a new hairdo at Saturday's Sustainability Fair. Hamlet, owned by William Clayton and Bernadette Rainsford, lives in Egg Harbor with 41 other alpacas at the Summerwind Alpaca farm. The farm is part of a co-op that shares alpaca wool for the production of socks, sweaters, scarves and other products.

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