WRAL.com at the State Fair

Fair pushes 'green' initiatives

Posted October 13, 2008 2:12 p.m. EDT

Green is the theme for the N.C. State Fair which opens on Thursday.

A whole exhibit, Green NC, will highlight steps that fair-goers can take to preserve the environment  – including eating locally-grown foods, recycling and conserving water.

The Green NC exhibit features organizations in the state that are leading environmental research, education and outreach. Fairgoers can get their picture taken with an Indy race car that runs on ethanol.

The green theme extends to fair trash. Four recycling stations will be available across the fairgrounds to handle plastic, glass and paper.

Even the used vegetable oil from food vendors will be processed into biodiesel fuel.