Representative Tony Hwang at Earth Day in Fairfield with Peter Hwang, Dan Delventhal and Alex Beyer.
Representative Tony Hwang (R-134) was on hand to celebrate Earth Day with the Fairfield Community at Fairfield Warde High School on Saturday, May 9th. The school was transformed into a fair where vendors, local companies and corporations came together with community to promote energy conservation, and protecting the environment.The event was put together to “provide enough exposure to those who participate and provide an overall understanding of the many topics presented by our exhibitors and how they relate to our lives, our health, and our environment,” said Committee Chairman Larry Kaley.
Over 100 exhibitors were there to promote green living and demonstrate how their company had taken measures to reduce their impact on the environment. Large corporations like General Electric, and Home Depot joined local initiatives like Girls in Pearls, Mow Green and Go Green.
“This event brought the best of Fairfield’s business community together with the best of Fairfield’s citizens; its children,” said Rep. Tony Hwang. “An event like this is so critical because it reinforces the necessity of being conscious about our environment and showcases innovation and habits that reduce the impact we have on the environment. It is a great day of learning and fun for everyone.”
Sixteen different schools from Fairfield between elementary and high school level put on exhibits for the event. “The great thing about an event like this is that in many respects, it’s the children who are teaching the adults about living green,” said Hwang. “That is a terrific thing.”