Event: Saratoga Sustainability Fair
Date/time: Sunday, April 16, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fair website: https://www.skidmore.edu/sustainability/events/fair.php for full details and schedule
Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore College are partnering once again to host the 2023 Saratoga Sustainability Fair. Jen Natyzak, Assistant Director for Sustainability Programs explains, “This event will bring together the Saratoga region to engage and educate, cultivate community, spur action, and build hope for people of all ages to address the climate crisis. These event offerings explore environmental issues and action from a personal to local to global scale. The community leaders, non-profits, businesses, and activists in the exhibitor hall, leading workshops, hosting electric vehicles and bikes, and the many folks from Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore, make this event possible, and they make it powerful.”
This family friendly event is packed with activities
- Keynote address “Let’s talk Climate: Finding Ways to Build Hope and Action for a Resilient Future” by Jen Kretser and Elodie Linck of the Wild Center.
- Workshops and presentations on sustainability topics ranging from climate justice to composting.
- Electric Car and Bike show.
- Repair Café: Bring your broken items and work with a repair coach to fix them.
- Kids’ activities.
- Exhibit Hall with tables presented by businesses and nonprofits in energy, climate, equity, environmental education, and more..
Kelsey Trudell, Executive Director of Sustainable Saratoga says about the ongoing partnership, “We are so excited to co-host the Sustainability Fair again with Skidmore College. It’s going to be a great event to build community around local sustainability initiatives!”
Be climate smart and take public transportation. The 452 CDTA bus runs from Wilton Mall, through Saratoga Springs, and drops you off right at the Fair. Or ride your bike. Car parking will also be available.
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/