St. Lawrence Valley colleges and Paul Smith’s teaming up for ‘green’ fair
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 8:34 am

CANTON -- For the first time, the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley and Paul Smith’s College are teaming up with the Canton and Potsdam municipalities to organize a combined North Country Sustainability Day & Green Living Fair.

The theme of the event is “Food, Climate & Justice.” The event will be free and open to the public.

This educational and expo event, scheduled for Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at St. Lawrence University in Canton, aims to inspire and empower everyone to combat the global climate crisis by fostering a culture of sustainability across the North Country and beyond.

Climate, food, energy and justice will be the focus of talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters and exhibits highlighting ways to eat local, conserve energy, reduce bills and be climate smart.

Keynote speaker will be Leah Penniman, author of “Farming While Black” and co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, which combats inequality and provides naturally grown produce to low and medium income families in New York's capital region.

Sponsors and co-organizers of the event are the Canton and Potsdam Climate Smart Community initiatives, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, Paul Smith’s College, Local Living Venture, and North Country 350 Alliance. NCPR is media sponsor.

The Canton & Potsdam Climate Smart Community initiatives are inviting local food and energy businesses and organizations to exhibit at the Green Living Fair. If you provide products, services, tools and/or information to assist people in living more sustainably, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and building resilience to changing conditions, contact [email protected].

For more information, go to <bit.ly/SDGLF20>.