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CCCC hosting Sustainability Fair


PITTSBORO — The Central Carolina Community Collegern (CCCC) Pittsboro campus will host a Sustainability Fair — designedrn to demonstrate and explore many facets of creating sustainablern communities — Friday and Saturday, September 23 andrn 24.

rn “rn The fair is an attempt to introduce the community to arn variety of sustainable topics and educational programsrn and to demonstrate how all the elements work together torn create sustainable solutions,” said CCCC Continuingrn Education director Sandra McMahon.

rn The fair opens Friday morning, September 23, with a tourrn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will visit a number ofrn sustainable projects in Chatham County including greenrn building, water recycling, biofuels and organic farmingrn sites.

rn The fair will continue Saturday, September 24, with exhibitsrn and workshops scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

rn Outdoor exhibits will feature vendors and various sustainablern products, processes and hands-on demonstrations. Featuredrn exhibits will include hybrid cars, electric vehicle demonstrations,rn water recycling systems, sustainable art, solar modules,rn native plants and green building supplies.

rn Interested parties can also register to attend workshopsrn on a number of sustainable practices including sustainablern agriculture, sustainable transportation, sustainable buildingrn and land and water conservancy.

rn General admission to the Saturday outdoor exhibits is free.rn The Friday tour costs $25 and a $60 fee is required torn attend the Saturday workshops. Those who attend the tourrn and workshops can do so at a discount rate of $75. Allrn fees include lunch.

rn Pre-registration forms for the tour and workshops are availablern online at Forms can be sentrn to: CCCC Continuing Education, 764 West Street, Pittsboro,rn NC 27312. All checks should be made payable to “CCCCrn Foundation.”

rn The Sustainability Fair is sponsored by CCCC, Piedmontrn Biofuels, the N.C. Department of Environment and Naturalrn Resources, Carolina Country Builders, Alicia Ravetto andrn AIA.

rn For more information, visit the fair Web site at or contact CCCC Continuing Education director Sandra McMahonrn at (919) 542-6495, extension 224, or