The Sustainability Day and Green Living Fair to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28 at Clarkson University

The public is invited to attend an informational event, the annual Sustainability Day and Green Living Fair, in Potsdam on October 28, 2023.

NoCoPEACS, a project of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley along with Paul Smith’s College, have announced that this annual event will take place at Clarkson University.

Attendees enjoy educational workshops, exhibitors, and educational posters created by local
students at the Green Living Fair, being held on October 28 at Clarkson University. This free community event is organized by NoCoPEACS as a project of the Associated Colleges, including Paul Smith’s College. Details can be found at

PHOTO CREDIT: SUNY Potsdam College Communications Department

This event is a true academic-community initiative to celebrate, share and learn about sustainability initiatives and opportunities in our communities.

Along with workshops, exhibitors, and posters, this year’s Sustainability Day and Green Living Fair will feature two keynote speakers.

The first keynote address will be a virtual event. Talking Rivers, the artist and activist couple Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo, will present a virtual panel presentation called Waters Have No Borders: Working Together for the Great River and the Great Lakes. The four panelists include Kerry-Ann Charles, Jerome Marty, Heather Stirratt, and Abraham Francis, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at Clarkson University.

The panel will occur online on October 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This ‘virtual’ keynote is part of a symposium series titled Listening to Water that will run through November, with workshops, talks, events and art exhibits that explore the Rights and Rites of Nature.

For more information on the panelists and to register for the virtual keynote please visit this website:

The second keynote talk for the 2023 Sustainability Day and Green Living Fair will occur on October 28 at 3:30pm.

Dr. Curt Stager, an esteemed Paul Smith’s College Professor of Natural Sciences, is an author, radio co-host, and a science journalist focusing on ecology, paleoclimatology. His diverse background and communication skills have enabled him to contribute immensely to the long-term sustainability of the Adirondacks.

Stager will speak about how climate change is affecting plants, animals, and people in the Adirondacks and what to expect in the future. This keynote talk will occur in the Student Center Forum at Clarkson University.

In addition to the keynote speakers on both days, there will be exhibitors, electric vehicles on display, workshops, student poster presentations, and more from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, as part of the Green Living Fair. The event is free and open to the public.

Please contact for information, or see the NoCoPEACS page on Facebook or visit the website at

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