Sustainable 2012: An Eco-Expo to start a green new year

Looking to brush up on eco-friendly practices in the new year? Then join Congregation Beth Or this Sunday, January 22 at their Eco-Expo

A day-long celebration of sustainability, this free, non-religious event features more than 30 environmentally-friendly exhibitors in renewable energy, composting, agriculture, transportation and more. A LEED-certified architect, will be offering green construction and renovation tips at a special “Ask the Architect” booth and there will be activities for kids, like paper-making and seed-planting.

The expo is also hosting various speakers, including the keynote Michel Krancer, Pennsylvania’s secretary for environmental protection, who’ll talk about the controversial natural gas drilling happening in the state.

And don’t forget to bring your alkaline batteries and hard-to-recycle packaging materials, like Styrofoam, for the special recycling collection. 

For a full list of speakers and times, visit here. The Eco-Expo is happening Sunday, January 22, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Or (239 Welsh Rd., Maple Glen, Pa.) 

- Anna Louise Neiger