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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Music, More at OSU Green Fair April 19

March 22, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Madison Hill, home of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, will be alive with the sound of music during Ohio State University’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair April 19. A student choir from Ashland’s Osborn Elementary School will present “It’s Easy Being Green,” songs about the environment, at 4 p.m. on the steps outside Fisher Auditorium’s north entrance. It’s free.

The nearly half-hour program will hit “just about everything in terms of what we can do to save our planet,” said the choir’s director, Rebekah Hogue, a third-grade teacher at the school. The 45 students in the choir come from grades 3-6.

They’ll sing Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse’s “It’s Easy Being Green,” “The Bag Lady” (about replacing plastic shopping bags with reusable ones), “Turn It Off” (turning off lights and saving energy), “Drip, Drip, Drop, Drop” (using less water), “Slow Down!” (using less gasoline), “At Home” (household green practices), “The Recycle Rap” and “Going Green.”

The free public fair, a community/university effort to teach about sustainability, goes from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster.

Featured will be eco-oriented exhibits, student competitions, a recycling station, food vendors and more, including an 11 a.m. keynote talk, “Sustaining a Stronger Ohio,” by Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. Last year’s event drew 67 exhibitors and 2,000 people.

For more information, call 330-263-3700 or go to

OARDC is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Kurt Knebusch
Allen Zimmerman