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Green Fair and Clean & Green Converge in Downtown Akron

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 05-01-2014

Green Fair

       The Smart Materials & Solid Waste Management Committee is hosting the “Green Fair” Friday, May 2, 2014 in Downtown Akron at Lock 3.  This event is geared towards anyone wanting to learn more about environmental friendly resources and products that could be used in the work place.  There are numerous vendors participating -- from hybrid trucks and cars, cleaning and printing products, cell phone, batteries, and office shredding, and electronics recycling, to solar technology.  Vendors will display a variety of safe products available on the market and demonstrate how to use them.

          The City of Akron, Downtown Akron Partnership and Summit County is sponsoring the event.

Green & Clean

          Downtown Akron Partnership anticipates more than 330 volunteers for the 7th Annual Green & Clean Day on Friday, May 2. Volunteers will participate in various projects throughout the Downtown footprint, including sweeping, painting, mulching, and trash removal.

          Last year, more than 350 Green & Clean volunteers picked up more than 38 bags of trash and thousands of cigarette butts; swept more than 26 blocks of sidewalk; washed 32 paper boxes, 38 parking meters, 52 benches, 4 sections of the Skywalk and 12 bus shelters; painted 80 feet of railings, 25 fire hydrants, 160 light poles and 50 parking meters; and, mulched countless flower beds at Cascade Plaza, Lock 3 and various locations throughout Downtown. Other teams spruced up their own properties by removing weeds, sweeping, picking up trash, planting flowers, mulching and cleaning store fronts.   For more information, go to www.downtownakron.com/greenandclean.

 

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