GWAC column for MM / October 1 2009 issue.

Your One-Stop Shopping Energy-Savings Fair on October 4th

For those of you who are actively taking steps—large and small—to reduce your carbon foot print and find sustainable living solutions and for those who are just getting your energy-savings feet wet, you won’t want to miss LexGWAC's Second Annual Energy Savings Fair on Sunday, October 4th, 11-4. This year’s one-stop stopping energy-savings event will be held right in Lexington Center, inside the Depot Building and outside in Depot Square. An array of top-notch, experienced vendors and other organizations will be on hand to provide you 
with the information and contacts you need
 to take immediate energy savings action as well as make long-term plans.

Last year’s fair, held at the high school, was a big success, and this year’s fair is expected to be even livelier as more and more people recognize our collective responsibility for upholding the earth our children inherit. An added feature to the many practical solutions the fair offers for homes and businesses will be Max Hall’s TriHy-Lambro, gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle.

As you explore the many energy-savings options available, you will meet experts in home and building insulation, energy-efficient heating systems, water-heating systems, solar-photovoltaic systems, indoor and outdoor lighting, new construction, and information and services on tax and utility rebates, home energy audits, do-it-yourself guides
...and much more. The Energy Fair is supported by a grant from National Grid.

Carter Scott, President of Transformations, Inc., a residential development and building company that specializes in sustainable development and green building, will be there. LexGWAC has invited Mr. Scott to speak on “Net-Zero Energy Home Building and the Proposed Massachusetts Stretch Building Code” on October 26, 7 pm, at Cary Library.

To present a new twist on solar solutions, Ad Energy will be on hand to explain solar leasing, a new approach to making solar energy an affordable option for many people.

We are very excited about the increasing interest in energy savings. We also strongly encourage you to take part in the “Energy Revolution Rally” at the Old North Bridge in the Minuteman National Historical Park in Concord. This is your chance to participate in a historic international day of action to halt climate change organized by Lexington native Bill McKibben.

This column is brought to you by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (LexGWAC). For more details about the Energy Savings Fair, “Energy Revolution Rally,” other LexGWAC events, becoming a LexGWAC member, and things you should know about taking action on climate change, visit our website at

Caption for attached photo: Max Hall’s TriHy-Lambro, gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle.