On Saturday, July 16, the inaugural Columbia County Climate Carnival will take place at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Repair Cafe Fixers will repair lamps, jewelry, clothing, vases, bikes, small appliances, as well as sharpening knives (You're encouraged to sign up for the Repair Cafe here, so the fixers know what to expect.)
- Free Store Take home gently used clothing, kids’ stuff, home goods, sporting goods
- Renewable Energy Education Learn about clean energies available right here in Columbia County
- Bike Recycling Get a bike, save on gas
- Composting How to do it, where to do it, why to do it
- Perennial wildflowers and “biochar” For pollinating and sequestering carbon
- Live Birds of Prey Exhibitions and a Beekeeper We’re not the only ones who live on this Earth
This Columbia County event is being presented by the Climate Smart Communities Task Force and organized by a committee of volunteers in several towns across the county, from both public and private organizations. Individuals or groups who would like contribute to, take part in, or volunteer at this event can go to ClimateCarnival.org, or send an email to ColumbiaClimateCarnival@gmail.com.