Westborough goes green at Energy Fair

Zero Waste Westborough founding member Scott Kadish talks to attendees of the recent Energy Fair. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

WESTBOROUGH – Community members gathered at Mill Pond Elementary School on Saturday for the inaugural Westborough Energy Fair. 

The fair was hosted by Sustainable Westborough and the Westborough Rotary Club.

“I think it’s good so far, and I’m really optimistic that we’re going to have a lot of people come through,” Sustainable Westborough Vice Chair Cheryl Thomas told the Community Advocate at the start of the event.

Sustainable Westborough is a town advisory committee that promotes environmental responsibility and energy efficiency within Westborough. It works in consultation with town committees and departments and the Select Board. 

The Energy Fair aimed to share information on many of those core sustainability efforts.

As Thomas described it, the fair, which was planned by a small group of people, took on a life of its own. 

“We involved the schools, local nonprofits, industry experts, state agencies — whoever we could think had something valuable that people could learn from,” she said. 

The fair featured speakers and booths, highlighting groups like Zero Waste Westborough and Westborough Connects as well as state organizations like Mass Save and projects like the new Annie E. Fales Elementary School, which is designed to be a net zero building.

Organizers have noted thanks for this event’s sponsors, which included National Grid and Peregrine Energy Group.  

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