Albany’s Green Fair on the Square to take a scientific look

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The City of Albany’s Julie Passmore and FOGO support officer Carly Watson. Pic: Laurie Benson
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Albany’s annual eco-festival Green Fair on the Square will take a scientific look at being “green” next weekend.

For the first time, science education company Scitech will headline the fair with presentations that give people the science behind plastic recycling, water conservation and burning fuel for energy.

The fair will still have its usual eco-friendly markets, displays and activities to teach people how they can care for the environment in day-to-day living.

Scitech will take to the big stage twice — first with the show Burning, Melting and Saving, which uncovers how the composition of elements is changed, why water saving is important ,and what happens during recycling.

The second show is I’ve Got a Problem, showcasing how science is used to solve problems. City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said this year’s fair would combine science and sustainability to teach people new skills.

“We are a passionate community when it comes to sustainability and our environment, so Green Fair on the Square offers a platform for this passion to be embraced and really enhanced,” he said.

“This year we are lucky to have Scitech in town to show us what is possible to achieve as citizen scientists in our own backyard.

“Among the science, live music and engaging educational stalls there will be a chance to learn more about the City’s new household FOGO bin service happening this year and how it will benefit the community and the environment.”

The Green Fair on the Square is scheduled to run from 9am-noon on Saturday, March 13 in Albany Town Square.

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