Sierra Club at the Olmsted County Fair

2014 Olmsted County Fair

Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, the Rochester Sierra Club had a great experience at the Olmsted County Fair. Terry Leary, Olmsted County Fair President gave us a great opportunity to help organize the whole conservation building — which also houses the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s exhibit of native fish. With only a month or so to reach out to local environmental organizations, we were able to fill the building with tables and exhibits. We got an overwhelmingly positive response from the folks who came through the Conservation Building. It was also a great opportunity for volunteers to reach out to other local groups and make connections. They did a terrific job, and the building was filled with local groups like Audubon, the Quarry Hill Nature Center, and local clean energy business Solar Connection. As always, our Sierra Club volunteers made sure we used this outreach opportunity to get local people to take action on our priority issues — in this case clean, renewable energy, green building policy and energy efficiency. More than 280 people took action over the course of the fair! That’s fantastic and will be very helpful in the following months. We spoke to a lot of local folks and identified potential new members and volunteers. We’re just getting started — to learn more about our campaign for clean energy solutions in Rochester, contact organizer Andrea Kiepe.

2014 Olmsted County Fair

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