San Luis Obispo, CA, October 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Charles Paddock Zoo’s Conservation Celebration on September 24 had over 471 attendees to help celebrate conservation and how it can have far-reaching effects on our environment. The event had 22 exhibitors that ranged from nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions and businesses. Solarponics was the first solar company to participate in the celebration.
“Solarponics feels that if the world is going to shift towards renewables, then it must begin with educating the youth. Once our future leaders understand the impact of their actions and recognize that the solutions are available, we can begin to move forward. So when we get the opportunity to educate our local youth, we love to take advantage of it,” said Kristian Emrich, vice president of Solarponics.
Workshops, talks and activities were put on by the zoo and vendors. Activities ranged from face painting and other arts and crafts, to learning how to create a butterfly garden and converting a sprinkler system into a drip system.
Six local businesses participated in the event. Jaime Lien Hendrickson, conservation manager at the Charles Paddock Zoo, said the businesses were a critical part in connecting the nonprofit educational outreach with service providers in the green building industry.
“Part of the zoo’s mission is to be a provider of educational resources for wildlife awareness and conservation. In keeping with our mission, we present local organizations that are dedicated to conservation to our zoo visitors in a fun and interesting atmosphere,” said Hendrickson.
Solarponics is the Central Coast’s alternative energy pioneer, helping residents achieve energy independence for over 35 years. The longest continuously owned and operated solar company in California, Solarponics has been family owned and operated since 1975. Solarponics can install and service solar electric systems, solar hot water, wind energy systems, solar pool heating and radiant heating systems. For more information, visit solarponics.com, or follow them on Twitter @solarponics and on Facebook.