Sustainability Pavilion one cog in State Fair initiative

By Robert Pore, Grand Island Independent

A popular display at the Sustainability Pavilion this year is the Automotive Recycling Industry of Nebraska’s recycled car that educates the public about all the various parts of an automobile that can be recycled . . . Another positive display at the Sustainability Pavilion deals with solar energy, which is making big strides in Nebraska as an alternative energy resource for residential, commercial, farms and ranches. The Nebraska State Fair has also jumped on the solar energy bandwagon, according to [Jaime Parr, Nebraska State Fair facility director]. “The State Fair has added about 90 solar panels to the roof of the Nebraska Building to be showcased during this year’s State Fair,” she said. Read more here.

Photo: Grand Island Public Schools Success Academy 11-grader Maria Reeh (left) speaks about the migration pattern of the monarch butterfly as 10th-grader Alexis Lute listens during a presentation about protecting the monarch butterfly Monday in the J-Tech Solar Sustainability Pavilion during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Credit: Barrett Stinson / Grand Island Independent