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Fossil-free energy fair set Saturday in Cranberry; electric cars shown

CRANBERRY TWP — Marcellus Outreach Butler, a not-for-profit group, will hold its third annual Fossil-free Energy Fair Saturday at the lower lot of the Kohl’s store in Cranberry to show the economic and climate benefits of alternative forms of energy.

The fair will kick off at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

According to a news release, the theme of the fair will be “Driving to a New Energy Future.”

Something new being added to the fair is an electric car show and cruise. The show is part of National Drive Electric Week, which is sponsored nationally by the Sierra Club and Nissan, along with others. Electric car owners can show off their cars of all electric and plug-in varieties. Manufactures such as Tesla will be on hand displaying its latest models.

Gregg Winks, from SUNWPA, will make a presentation on how to solarize a home or business. Another presentation will cover how to take advantage of the PA Power choice program to sign-up for renewable energy for home or business.

The short documentary series “Sustainability Pioneers” will be screened showing people steps to address climate crisis. The series, by documentary filmmaker Kirsi Jansa was funded in part by the Heinz Endowment.

Zero Fossil, a portable power provider, will supply solar generated power for the event. Free snow cones made with solar power will be provided.

Vendors, such as solar installers, energy choice suppliers and others will be there to talk about and display their products. Grassroots, and political groups also will be there as exhibitors.

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