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3rd Annual Port Jefferson Go-Green Symposium

3rd Annual Port Jefferson Go-Green Symposium to take place on Saturday at the Village Center to highlight environmental issues and recycling.

On Saturday Port Jefferson Go-Green will hold its with the theme "Youth Leads the Way." Students from the Empire State Youth Council and the Environmental Club will be prominent among the three schools represented.

The Port Jefferson Go-Green initiative was born three years ago as a joint project of the Village of Port Jefferson, the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook University, and the . The first symposium in 2008 brought the issue of recycling to the forefront of Village awareness. The second, in 2009, focused on "How Green is Your Home" and included information on Home Energy Audits and Green Products for Home and Garden.

This year, led by a , "No Waste Week," the focus will be on what has been accomplished and what the future goals should be.

According to the Go-Green website this year's symposium will also focus on recycling in the Village Business District, creating water gardens around  downspouts on Port Jefferson buildings and setting a no-idling policy for school buses to limit the toxic fumes that children breathe.

Another major attraction will be learning from Belle Terre Resident, Ryan Welch, how he managed to turn his house 'all-electric' with a monthly bill of only $100. Resident Lorraine Kutzing will show how to compost green kitchen waste into good soil for gardens. Her plastic garbage cans, with the right holes punched in them, will be available for sale.

The will be at the at on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

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