TEC-SMART to Host Malta Green Community Festival on October 5
CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
The Second Annual Malta Green Community Festival takes place at TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) in Malta from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5
The festival will feature a number of free family-friendly activities, including nature trail hikes, hands-on children’s activities, arts and crafts exhibitions, mountain biking for kids, tours of Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART, entertainment and food. Visitors are encouraged to bring unwanted electronic items for free on-site recycling by Colt Recycling. This includes complementary secure data destruction from old computers.
The open house also is an opportunity for visitors to speak with professionals and manufacturers who offer services and products needed to make old and new buildings capable of deep energy reduction and on-site generation of clean energy. TEC-SMART received LEED® Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council, the highest rating a building can achieve for energy efficiency and green building techniques.
Festival visitors can obtain information about the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School for high school students throughout the region and/or Hudson Valley’s Business Administration A.A.S. Degree and Entrepreneurship A.A.S. Degree/Certificate programs, all offered at TEC-SMART.
TEC-SMART is located in NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) in Malta, NY.
This year’s festival, sponsored by the Malta Sunrise Rotary Club, is being held in conjunction with Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s (NESEA) Green Buildings Open House and will be a part of the largest sustainable energy event in the northeastern United States. The rotary club’s Walk for Charities will take place prior to the festival.
For more information about the festival, go to www.maltagreenfestival.com. For more information about the recycling effort, call (518) 377-9900.