Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore College organized the first Saratoga Sustainability Fair last Saturday, April 6. More than 300 people strolled through the Case Center at Skidmore College, where 36 exhibitors were on hand to answer questions and provide resources on a wide range of sustainability topics, including environmental protection, renewable energy, social equity, impact investing, and much more. “The success of the fair exceeded our expectations,” according to Wendy Mahaney, Sustainable Saratoga’s manager. “One of our primary goals was to connect people with resources to integrate sustainability into their lives, but seeing the community engage with one another and express their passion to make changes in our community and our world was what really made this day extraordinary.”
The partnership between Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore College’s Sustainability Office was a natural one. Volunteers from both organizations, including many students, were involved in both the planning of the event and keeping the event running smoothly throughout the day on Saturday.