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Learn about what Oak Ridge organizations are doing in sustainable development at the Oak Ridge Sustainable Energy & Environment Expo Saturday, May 5 at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.

The free event includes discussion of the use of renewable energy sources, recycling and other practices of green technology and how consumers can reduce their own carbon footprint.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions from attendees.

For more information visit the ORSEEE website at
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Both commercial and home gardeners interested in growing organic products can take advantage of information from the University of Tennessee East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center 

The center has scheduled its fourth annual Organic Crops Field Tour for April 26.

The 90-acre Organic Crops Unit, located in Knoxville at 7315 Government Farm Road, is dedicated to organic crop research, and the field day will highlight current research projects and discuss organic crop production techniques and recommendations. 

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EarthFest, Knoxville's annual Earthday event, will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday at Pellissippi State's Hardin Valley campus.

Learn more about green practices and opportunities in Knoxville at the event's educational activities and meet some of the region's businesses who are incorporating sustainability and environmentally friendly practices into their organizations. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be on site.

Other activities:

Light Bulb Exchange by KUB
The first 100 people who bring a used, incandescent light bulb to KUB's booth at EarthFest will be able to exchange it for a new compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). 

Medic Regional Blood Drive

Recycle Yourself: Organ Donation Sign-up

Mercury Thermometer Exchange
Bring your old mercury thermometers and exchange them for a new digital one.

Plastic Bag Exchange
Tennova HealthCare and Keep Knoxville Beautiful will exchange your old plastic bags for a new reusable one. 

Heart for Guatemala Shoe and Coat Collection

EarthFest is committed to being a zero-waste event, including all exhibitors and activities. For a full list of food vendors, arts and crafts stands, environmental exhibits and information, visit the Earthfest website.

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Six Knoxville-area organizations have received national recognition as Best Workplaces for Commuters.

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                 City and county officials recognized the six Best Commuter companies at Market Square on March 29.

Six Knoxville-area organizations have received national recognition as Best Workplaces for Commuters.

Elizabeth Eason Architecture, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mast General Store, Metropolitan Planning Commission, Red Chair Architects, and Tennessee Valley Authority were recognized March 29 by the National Center for Transit Research, which facilitates the program along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation. 

The Best Workplaces program recognizes employers for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes and carpooling benefits and telecommuting programs. These benefits can reduce pollution, commuting
costs, traffic congestion and employee stress, say program officials.

"Our employees have embraced the benefit options. It is easy to offer these benefits and we are already seeing a reduced parking expense," said Jim Richards, manager of Mast General Store in a press release..

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