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EcoChats Planned for 2020

Post Date:12/06/2019 3:00 PM
In celebration of two anniversary milestones this year, EcoFair 2020 will be bigger and better than ever. First, the 50th anniversary of worldwide Earth Day will be recognized on April 22. Second, the 10-year anniversary of the City of Ames EcoFair will be celebrated on Saturday, April 25. In recognition of these April milestone anniversaries, several activities, challenges, and educational opportunities are being planned leading up to EcoFair 2020 on April 25.
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One of these educational opportunities will be once-monthly EcoChats scheduled for January, February and March. Each month’s EcoChat will have a different environmental theme and will include a vendor and community organization open house followed by short lectures presented by local experts and City staff. These lectures will touch on four separate topics related to that month’s theme. After each session, participants will be able to talk to presenters, as well as browse the open house and enjoy refreshments.
 
EcoChats will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the open house, followed by the lectures at 7 p.m., in the auditorium at Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. Dates and topics are as follows:


Tuesday, Jan. 28: ENERGY
  1. It's Easy to Install Solar!
  2. Geothermal? In My Yard?
  3. New City Rebates for Electric Transportation
  4. DIY Home Energy Audits
 
Wednesday, Feb. 26: WATER
  1.  Conserving Water One Drop at a Time
  2. Flint, Michigan: Could it Happen in Ames?
  3. How to Create a Healthy & Sustainable Lawn
  4. Agricultural Watershed Conservation Practices
Monday, March 30: REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE
  1. Composting Pilot Program Update
  2. Apartment & Backyard Composting
  3. Zero Waste Lifestyle
  4. How Do I Dispose of This?
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