TONASKET – As energy costs rise and experts world-wide look for alternatives, an Okanogan Valley group intends to do their part for the planet.
The first Green Okanogan Alternative Energy, Housing and Agriculture Fair (GO) will begin at 10 a.m. April 19 at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket.
“There is a need for alternative fuels and energy,” said Mikkel Gredvig, one of about eight organizers. “We need to seek out alternatives to the status quo.”
The fair will cover alternative fuels, alternative agriculture practices, alternative energy, eco-housing and a break-out discussion session.
One important aspect of the fair will be a push for recycling, Gredvig said.
“That will be major,” he said. “We need to begin thinking about how to bring recycling to Okanogan County.”