Tricounty News

It's not easy being green ... or is it?

Despite what Kermit the frog says, being green can be easy. Whether you feel like a victim in today's high energy cost world or you are looking for ways to go green and conserve, you can act-ually take control and make a difference. How? Attend Nebraska's first Renewable Energy Fair, on Sept. 18, 2008, at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Hartington, Neb. Learn how to save money and the environment with conservation, alternative fuels, and alternative practices. Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, the event will have something for everyone. Learn about small and utility-scale wind turbines, see bio-diesel being made on the grounds, hear speakers discuss hybrid and electric cars, learn about USDA programs on energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, and gain the concepts of home-built solar heaters and energy conservation programs and practices. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to   4 p.m. Plans call for a variety of concurrent sessions to be presented throughout the day. Here's a snapshot of a few more topics not mentioned above: climate change discussion, carbon credit programs, cutting crop inputs and livestock feed costs, school wind projects, energy safety, and too many more to list. This is truly a unique event to the region. Through planning and practice you have the power to make a difference. Come learn how. For more information, call Martin Kleinschmit at (402) 254-6893 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can check the Center's Web site for more details as well, www.cfra.org.