Dozens of vendors, demos, exhibits planned Saturday at Green Living Fair in Canton
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 3:52 pm

Dozens of vendors, demonstrations and exhibits will be on hand at the Green Living Fair Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SUNY Canton’s Roos Athletic Complex.

Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by the Canton and Potsdam Climate Smart Communities.

Vendors and exhibitors will include:

• Adirondack Battery and Solar, Potsdam, offering energy security and independence with grid-tied solar PV with battery back-up and off-grid solar power systems.

• Apex Solar Power, Canton, offering on and off grid solar systems, generators, battery backups, and EV charging

• Birdsfoot Farm, Canton, offering organic vegetables to local consumers at the Canton Farmers’ Market and to their Community Supported Agriculture members.

• Bittersweet Farm, Heuvelton, offers organic produce, transplants, USDA-inspected pork and upcycled, ag-themed t-shirts.

• Canton High School students will have posters on methods to drawdown greenhouse gases locally and globally.

• Canton Sustainability Committee will showcase what the town and village are doing to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

• Clarkson University will offer information about Clarkson’s climate action plan to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and efforts to support the Potsdam Climate Smart Communities initiative.

• Coakley Home & Hardware, Canton, offering LED lighting, programmable thermostats, weather-stripping, energy efficient windows, and many other items that save energy and money.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, offering demonstrations and information from our Master Food Preservers, Master Gardeners, Local Foods Initiative, Invasive Species, Smoothie/Energy Bike (with help from Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment), and more.

• Cornerstone Energy Services, Norwood, will discuss the benefits of mechanical ventilation (ERV, HRV) to help alleviate health concerns over indoor air quality, plus a wide variety of systems and techniques to help reduce overall home energy costs and consumption.

• DMT Foam, Potsdam, specializing in spray foam, blown cellulose, crawl space liners and energy reduction services including blower door testing.

• Earthwood Building School, West Chazy, will offer information on earth-sheltered housing and cordwood masonry construction. Director Rob Roy’s books on green building will be available for sale.

• Fourth Coast, Clayton, offering solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, high efficiency LED lighting, high efficiency heating and cooling, and standby generators.

• Fullers Farm, Canton, offers seasonal vegetables grown without use of synthetic pesticides through their CSA, the Potsdam Farmers’ Market and North Country Grown Cooperative.

• Garden Pro Tools specializes in clean battery operated landscaping equipment replacing fossil fuel powered tools.

• GardenShare Inc., an organization working to address hunger and strengthening of local food systems in St. Lawrence County.

• Indian Creek Nature Center, Canton, a DEC wildlife management area, has miles of trails through marsh, upland, lowland, and wildflower habitat and is a haven for wildlife. All trails are free and open to the public.

• Local Living Venture, Potsdam, organizing the upcoming Renewable Energy & Green Home Tours where homeowners share their experiences with tour participants, given that buildings now account for 39% of U.S. CO2 emissions.

• Nature Up North, Canton, fostering a deeper sense of appreciation for, and connection to, the North Country environment.

• North Country 350 Alliance, a local environmental group that will be providing electric vehicles.

• North Country Children’s Museum will offer hand-on activities for children at the fair, including designing and testing a windmill vanes.

• Northern Forest Center Feel Good Heat campaign, offering information and resources on utilizing wood pellets for heat through Automated Wood Heat (automated pellet stoves and boilers), a modern, efficient technology to replace oil or propane boilers.

• Northern Lights Energy, Canton, helps you make your own energy to power your home and car with solar, electric car chargers and ductless HVAC systems.

• North Country Renewable Hemp, learn about the wave of renewable hemp farming and processing at upcoming events in Watertown, Malone and Potsdam. See their Facebook page and join the renewable future of low impact farming of hemp and the economic opportunity this represents.

• Photo essay, Hamilton College, examines the different facets of food waste – from farm to store to homes to landfills. If we are aware of the inefficiencies of this system, we can work to reduce the 160 billion pounds of food that are squandered annually.

• Pollinator Protection Project offers free seeds and information on citizen science projects to help create a local haven for pollinators.

• Potsdam Farmer's Market sells local food from local growers! Know your Farmer at the Potsdam Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning in season; opening May 11 in Ive's Park, with parking across from the Roxy Theater. Check out our Facebook page!

• Potsdam Food Co-op has the largest selection of local, organic and bulk foods in the North Country, reducing packaging and supporting local farmers.

• Proven Energy Systems, Hammond, offers off-grid and grid-tied solar PV, geothermal heating and cooling, and solar hot water systems.

• Radiant Hearth, Norwood, builds masonry heaters fueled by cordwood. The mass of the fireplace absorbs heat and radiates warmth into your home, providing consistent comfort from twelve to twenty-four hours.

• St. Lawrence County Public Transit provides public transportation throughout most towns in St. Lawrence County with 54 stops operating Monday to Friday.

• St. Lawrence Solid Waste Department will display information about recycling opportunities in St. Lawrence County and the services that are offered at the County’s four transfer stations.

• St. Lawrence University Environmental Action Organization will showcase what SLU is doing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and create a more environmentally friendly campus.

• Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Department, offering information on pollinators, and on invasive insects and plants.

• State Department of Environmental Conservation Office of Climate Change will provide information on its Climate Smart Community Program, which works to build a resilient and low carbon future for New York.

• SUNY Canton will showcase programs and activities to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to climate change on campus and off.

• SUNY Potsdam WISER Center will present the work of the center to promote local sustainable agriculture and highlight other university activities that reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to climate change. As directed by the Biology Department, the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research (WISER), provides applied research and educational programming in sustainability and ecology. Activities begin on campus and extend to our local and global communities. The Center comprises three greenhouses and is utilized for public events and by classes in sustainable agriculture, general biology, genetics, ecology, plant physiology, botany & urban farming, with the on-site Cecilie Garden.

• Unitarian Universalist Church, Canton, will share their successful Green Sanctuary program.

For more information, visit Green Living Fair 2019 on Facebook or http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events/2019/04/20/green-living-fair