Earth Day Festival draws crowds in Sherman

By: Katie Solomon Email
By: Katie Solomon Email

SHERMAN, TX -- Saturday in downtown Sherman, dozens of people were seeing green, living green and learning how to go green at the sixth annual Building Green Earth Day Festival.

"I see us moving towards a more environmentally conscious way of thinking in this area just by little baby steps," says event organizer, Amy Hoffman-Shehan.

Those baby steps included partaking in recycled art classes, workshops on geothermal heating and cooling, health and nutrition mini courses, listening to experts on simple energy efficiency and.watching a "trashian" fashion show.

Grayson County College students debuted their best trash-turned-fashion on the green catwalk and of course, mother nature made herself known on the big stage.

"The wind was a little tricky, you know, trying to keep everything together. I had a hat on and it just booked off on me about midway walk," says fashion show model, Austin Duval.

But the wind did not stop everyone from enjoying the live music, eating good food and of course, learning about their carbon footprint.

"It's part of an outreach program that we take on to bring about a level of consciousness and provide a public service for our area," says Hoffman-Shehan.

And while this event was not about the green of money, organizers say going green might make the community a whole lot richer.

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