Como Sustainable Living Fair keeps Van Cleve green
Carley Mossbrook, a University of Minnesota student and community garden intern with SECIA, said the fair’s goal was to make people excited to participate and share new information on how to live more sustainably. “Events like this create those opportunities to educate people about things that are going to improve our world,” Mossbrook said. “At the end of the day, sustainable practices impact our climate and impact the footprint that we leave. We’re hoping that people take some tips home with them and share them.” The park’s sidewalks were lined with tents from organizations giving presentations on different environmental issues and sustainability, ranging from plastic waste to ways of making your home more energy efficient. Workshops and activities such as a sustainable paint making class and effective recycling tutorials were held in the park and inside the Van Cleve Recreation Center.