Green Fair: Success!

We want to thank everyone who participated in the recent second annual TRIP & RCHR Green Fair & Recycling Day.  Peter Kroneau from Century Solar Supply said “The idea of a green fair in Troy is excellent! I thought the vendor display was good, the coffee and goodies were terrific too.”  From Tyler Holloway of Empire Zero Waste, “It was a great event and I can’t wait until next year’s Green Fair which I know will be even bigger and better!”  
More than 116 carloads of recycling was dropped off resulting in over 650 pounds of clothes collected by St. Pauly Textile, which forwards it to groups that provide disaster relief around the world; the diversion from landfills of 9,331 pounds of old TVs and other electronics; the collection of hundreds of books for Grassroots Givers; and the collection of bikes for Troy Bike Rescue and Bikes for Humanity.  There was a great array of businesses and organizations that were exhibiting their green products or strategies or information.  

Check out the exhibitor photos at TRIP’s Facebook page  The Record’s front page article at
TRIP thanks our Green Fair partners and sponsors, including City of Troy, Rensselaer County, Transition Troy, State Farm, NeighborWorks America, Century Solar Supply, Empire Zero Waste, County Waste & Recycling, Positive Energy NY LLC, and St. Pauly Textile.  Interesting displays and information was provided by exhibitors including Troy Compost, American Chemical & Equipment Co, Inc., Hudson Valley Biofuel, Shaklee Independent Distributors, NYSERDA, Lansingburgh Boy Scout Troop 611, League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County, Clean and Healthy New York, NYS Dept. of Public Service, Troy Bike Rescue, Frear Park Conservancy, Empire Solar Store, Losovo, Pfeil Hardware & Paint, Ecolibrium, and Hollitronics Energy Solutions.  We offer a special thanks to the band “Shadowland” which entertained us for hours with their great music.