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It so easy being green. That was the message during the Live Earth concert over the weekend, and this Saturday, Montanans can follow it up by learning practical ways to slow down climate change. It's the 8th annual Northern Rockies Sustainability Fair in Livingston, where people can calculate their carbon footprint, learn about hybrid vehicles and alternative fuels, and learn about the latest sustainable building designs and materials. Lill Erickson with event sponsor Corporation for the Northern Rockies, says there are sustainable options for just about every consumer product.

“The great thing about that is, almost always, though the product may be more expensive in the beginning, it more than pays for itself in the long run.”

Erickson hopes the fair will also help people understand how simple changes protect the environment and bring economic benefits. The Fair is the biggest of its kind in the Rocky Mountain West. Last year, people from 41 states and 19 countries attended.

Erickson notes that using by-products from agricultural production is one of the latest innovations for building products.

“There's all kinds of new building materials that are being developed that are using waste products or by-products that are making very strong, beautiful materials for building. And if you're doing some new construction, there are ideas about insulation.”



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