Green Living Fair August 2, 2008 Highlands Civic Center, Highlands, NC

The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance is putting on its first Green Fair so come join the fun and learn the latest home building “Green News”.  The fair will focus on the latest trends and techniques as well as sharing green building and green living ideas.

The kickoff will be a $5 spaghetti dinner August 1 at 6:30 followed by guest speaker Ned Ryan Doyle who will speak on “Available Options for a Sustainable Future”.

Saturday morning the Farmers Tailgate Market will feature local produce from 8 am to 11 am.  Come stock up with fresh organic vegetables.  Lectures will begin at 10 am focusing on Living Green…How Can You as an Individual Help our Environment.

Admission to the fair is $5/adults and 12-18 year olds $2.  Children younger than 12 are free.  If you have any used ink cartridges, old cell phones or batteries ready to be disposed of, recycling will be available.

Come to learn…it will be fun to visit and see the 40 vendors sharing their “green” knowledge.  Whether you are thinking of lawn reconstruction or tree removal to large real estate development projects, there is something for everyone.

As NC realtors, it is important to have the knowledge to share with customers who have questions on “going green”.  It is not a new topic, but one that is now being discussed with great interest.  One home in Lake Toxaway was built green and is available on the market today.  For inquiries email me at or visit our website at  Stay tuned for more green articles. 

The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance remains focused on keeping the Highlands-Cashiers environment pristine as possible.  This plateau which is among the oldest in the world along with the combination of large amounts of rainfall and altitude has created the perfect environment for some of these unique and rare species to be found on Mother Earth.  Mankind must work together with the environment to sustain this fragile environment with better building habits.  With numerous building and real estate projects constantly being developed in the county, the alliance felt it was necessary to promote awareness and fight against water, air, and light pollution, and loss of forest lands and animal habitats.



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