Clean Water Woman Saves the Day!
Sierra Club volunteers had a strong presence at the Alternative Energy Fair at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Alternative Energy Fair aimed to teach members of the Owensboro community how their personal energy choices could affect the future. Three Sierra Club volunteers and one staff person spread the word about energy awareness—offering visitors free bottles of Owensboro tap water, Sierra Club magnets and pencils, and free light bulbs for signing up to be a part of the 2% solution to fight global warming. The most popular attraction, however, was the Clean Water Woman, a Sierra Club volunteer in disguise. Complete with a cape and shield, the Clean Water Woman gave out Swedish Mercury-Free fish to visitors as she educated them about the dangers of mercury pollution.
Volunteers connected with teachers who were interested in inviting the Sierra Club into their classrooms. Kids, parents, and grandparents enjoyed the tips they learned from volunteers about conserving energy in their everyday lives. Building Environmental Communities (BEC) organizer Aloma Dew reported, “It was a great day reaching a new audience and lots of kids and teachers, as well as parents and grandparents.”
The event was part of a greater effort to raise energy awareness during the month of July and to build momentum for the Owensboro Cool Cities campaign.