Eco-friendly, Environmentalist, Sustainability

A different kind of green for your St. Patrick’s Day

It is a long standing tradition to pinch someone for not wearing green. In Lawrenceville, New Jersey, they might consider taking up pinching people for not thinking green. Recently the local school system, in conjunction with the Lawrenceville Green Team, invited Lawrenceville residents to their energy expo held at the Lawrenceville High School on St. Patrick’s Day. Included in the usual reminders to turn off lights and to trade in that old power hog of a washing machine were tips and tricks on getting the most out of an energy sustainable transportation system. Lawrenceville residents and green planners alike were excited for the big event.

“Our goal is to provide the community an understanding of energy-efficient, clean, renewable, healthy choices for your home, for your transportation needs and for the community,” said Paula Waldron, board member of Sustainable Lawrence.

One such exhibit demoed electric motor bicycles, and how to put one together from virtually any bicycle you might have in your garage. According to the demo while the car in your garage will get you through the commute without much issue, an electric bicycle can do the same job with no gasoline, and even provide you a little exercise in the process!

Presentations offered encouragement in going green and also advice on how to achieve those goals. Seminars on insulation installation and the dangers of installing it incorrectly went right alongside the booth explaining why buying groceries from local farmers just might be save the environment while it saved you money

It’s always encouraging to see small towns taking a step towards creating a green tomorrow for future generations, and combining it with a holiday really seemed to make the community a little more interested in this very important issue.

“Our goal is to provide the community an understanding of energy-efficient, clean, renewable, healthy choices for your home, for your transportation needs and for the community,” said Paula Waldron, board member of Sustainable Lawrence.

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