ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Earth Day and Energy Fair came to the Douglas County Fairgrounds this weekend, bringing the latest trends in conservation.
Earth Day committee member Trudy Walker told KPIC News it was up to the community to make the event happen this year.
She said Douglas County came together and raised $5,000 for the cause. "There's several people in the community who've volunteered to keep Earth Day going because the county was unable to do it themselves."
Green living was featured all throughout the event, and people had the chance to learn about everything from energy efficient appliances, to green building techniques.
"It reminds people that there's ways to save and to live more simply," said Walker. "Like the kids, I teach them how to clean."
This year's event had lots of fun, educational displays and even some plants for sale.
The big event even had a free shredding service, so people could securely get rid of documents.