Exhibit Hall buzzes with energy. Photo credit: Scott Bergmann Photography

Saratoga Sustainability Fair delivered information and hands-on learning to an eager audience

Media Contact: Caroline Rothaug (caroline@sustainablesaratoga.org)

The Saratoga Sustainability Fair buzzed with energy on April 16. Over 350 attendees explored the exhibit hall and engaged with organizations representing all aspects of sustainability, including land and wildlife conservation, green energy and transportation, zero waste, and environmental justice. Visitors to the EV Car Show learned about various models from owners and dealers, and young eco-warriors got their hands dirty in the Kids’ Cove. Repair Café guests and coaches worked to fix items including lamps, small appliances, clothing, jewelry and computers. Kelsey Trudell, Sustainable Saratoga’s Executive Director, was “overjoyed with the attendance at the Sustainability Fair. The positive feedback was encouraging and we are already looking forward to next year’s event!”

EV Car Show draws interested motorists. Photo credit: Scott Bergmann Photography

Jen Natyzak, Assistant Director for Sustainability Programs summed it up: “The keynote from Jen Kretzer and Elodie Linck of the Wild Center provided a pathway to make a climate action plan, and the workshops and exhibitors demonstrated how climate action takes many forms, as repair café’s, community organizing, land conservation, policy, and so much more. Thank you to the 30+ organizations and businesses who made this event possible and powerful!”

Skidmore College and Sustainable Saratoga would like to thank the Fair sponsors for their generous financial support:  Citizens’ Climate Lobby, MLK Saratoga, New York Solar Energy Society, Saratoga Lake Association, Sustainable Sundry/Tree Huggers, Sustainable Wealth Advisors, and Faculty Director of Civic Engagement, Eric Morser. 

Visit the Fair website for information about exhibitors, sponsors, and presenters. Watch the entire Keynote address.

About Skidmore College

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a highly selective private, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2,600 students. Skidmore is consistently named one of the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report and has recently been recognized as one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges” by Forbes, a “Top College Value” by Kiplinger and one of “The Best 388 Colleges” by The Princeton Review. Travel and Leisure has also called Saratoga Springs, home to Skidmore’s campus, one of “America’s Best College Towns.”

About Sustainable Saratoga

Sustainable Saratoga is a not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources through education, advocacy and action, for the benefit of current and future generations in the Saratoga Springs area. Since 2008, Sustainable Saratoga has been a leader in promoting awareness of environmental issues and what we as a local community can do to minimize our ecological impact while maintaining a high quality of life. To learn more about Sustainable Saratoga, visit: https://sustainablesaratoga.org/