Campus "Earth Fair" on April 10

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Hardin County Earthcare Collaborative will together present Earth Fair 2014 "Tomorrow's Earth is Today's Responsibility," on Thursday, April 10. The entire event and all activities are free and open to the public.

The mission of the Earth Fair, which is a collaboration between the college and community-based Earthcare Collaborative, is to create a community and college event to present "earth-friendly" products, services, technologies and practices and to encourage their adoption and use. The event emphasis is on sustainable practices with community and college booths/exhibits staffed from noon until 6:30 p.m. There will be programs and activities such as sustainable construction methods, energy efficient vehicles display, and a film “The Earth from Above,” showing from 3 – 5 p.m. in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center. All exhibits and activities will center around the Regional Postsecondary Center on the Elizabethtown Campus.

Organizations participating in the event with an exhibit include:
• Bulk Foods and More – The distributor of health, organic foods will do a demonstration making beeswax candles from local bees, and a display of local honey.
• Greenspace, Inc. – This local volunteer organization monitors the Elizabethtown Greenbelt to keep the nature trails and streams clean and accessible to the public.
• Habitat for Humanity – This organization that partners to build homes for needy families will share information about energy efficient home construction and repair, as well as the environmentally sustainable aspects of Habitat ReStore.
• Hardin County Extension Service/Master Gardener – Homeowners, landscapers and anyone interested in beautification can learn from their programs and events.
• Heartland Whole Life – Local sustainably raised organic foods and meats
• Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition – A statewide network of young people on campuses throughout Kentucky who are concerned with the environment and taking action to make positive changes in communities.
• LaRue County Solid Waste – Renaissance Recycling – They will demonstrate recycling and reuse of ceramics and glass.
• Memorial UMC Creation Care Team – Will discuss composting
• Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown – Provide information about recycling and programs that promote earth-friendly products.
• ECTC’s Automotive Program – The program will exhibit and demonstrate the highlights of alternative fuel technology, like hybrids.
• ECTC’s Campus Beautification Committee – Committed to maintaining an attractive campus through sustainable activities and products.
• ECTC’s “Green” house – Built on campus using sustainable products and practices by ECTC technical programs including electrical, plumbing, carpentry and HVAC.

The highlight of the event is the panel discussion on “Sustainable Energy & Practices.” There will be four participants: Sam Avery, certified solar installer; Robert Bean, Chief Forester Central Region; Jim Fugitte, CEO Wind Energy Corporation; Bob Wade, Jr., Hardin County farmer and businessman. The facilitator will be Martha Wolfe, ECTC biology professor. The panelists will discuss their areas of expertise with specific emphasis on how implementation of sustainable practices can impact Kentucky.

For more information, contact Martha Wolfe at ECTC at 270-706-8554 or