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Hudson environmental expo planned for Sept. 17

From Staff Reports Published: September 14, 2016 12:01 AM

The city's fifth annual Green on the Green environmental expo, put on by the Hudson environmental awareness committee, is Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Green.

The educational event will feature exhibitors from the region plus information on recycling, composting, tree planting, rain barrels, energy efficiency and organic landscaping.

There will be workshops including:

- At 10 a.m., a rain garden seminar presented by Babette Gowda, of the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners, will show people how to beautify their yards and divert stormwater with the use of native plants.

- At 10:45 a.m., a solar power tour at the gazebo on the green, presented by Jess Ennis, will include a walking tour to the Barlow Community Center to learn about the solar power system at the community center.

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- At 11 a.m., there will be a rain barrel workshop.

- At noon, there will be a composting seminar.

- At 12:30 p.m., there will be a rain barrel raffle. The winner will receive a rain barrel.

Also, there will be an electronics recycling collection in which people can dispose of unwanted computers and other electronic items. A paper shredding service will be on hand. Free energy efficiency kits will be handed out including LED lightbulbs and night lights.

There will be children's activities.

For more information, go to the city of Hudson website at hudson.oh.us.

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