Welcome to Our Green World
In an effort to educate the public on how to make our world greener, various exhibits set up booths on the west steps at the State Capitol for the California Green Fair on Wednesday, May 16.
The various demonstrations included green ideas for the workplace and at home such as installing low-flow shower heads, washing vegetables in a container instead of under running water and turning off water when soaping hands.
Information was also given as to why more people should abstain from eating animal products, namely meat. As quoted in the "Eating Sustainably" brochure available at this event, " A 2007 journal published by the American Dietetic Association states that researchers found ‘meat protein production required 26 times more water than vegetable protein on rain-fed lands.’ " Not only this, but this particular brochure points out that 10 billion birds, pigs and cows are killed annually for human consumption.
Other exhibits included information on organic gardening, alternative energy sources, recycling options, composting, water conservation, eating environmentally safe foods and even alternate forms of transportation to help our environment.
Various attractions including live musical performances and a "Green Sprouts" section for kids added to the educational excitement of this event. Not only that, but each booth gave out complementary pens, pins, posters, and brochures on how to better the environment.
Katie Keith, 22-year-old participant in the events of the Green Fair, left this event content with the educational experience.
"I found it very informational," Keith states. "I am going to encourage my mom to introduce green living to her first grade students about how to recycle soda cans."