Climate Carnival

Celebrate | Educate | Motivate

The Columbia County Climate Carnival Is Coming...

September 14, 2024

11am to 3pm

Columbia County Fairgrounds

182 Hudson Avenue,
Chatham, NY

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Get something fixed!

Learn about composting!

Enjoy some music!

Hit our food trucks!

What’s in store for Columbia County’s next Climate Carnival?

The Repair Café

Waste not! Bring your broken stuff to get repaired.
Sign up for the Repair Café so we can be prepared

Free Store

Pick up items your neighbors don’t need anymore. Did we say it’s free?

Compost Compound

Why should you compost your kitchen scraps? Food waste is bad for the environment. Find out how to turn it into gold—aka nutrient-rich soil—or just learn where to drop off your leftovers.

Bike Recycling

Give. Take. Donate. Receive. (And then ride like the wind.)

Electric Cars

They’re all the rage. Interested? Swing by and see an EV or hybrid up close (pending dealer availability).

Save $ + Save the Planet

Can WE actually use renewable energy? Find out how it works on the local level…and also how to weatherize your house, heat with fewer—or zero!—fossil fuels and less money.


Planet-friendly music. Laughs. A live environmental “quiz.” Maybe even poetry? Stay tuned.


Tasty food trucks!

Bring the Kids

Visit the Birds of Prey. Hit educational stations. Your kids might even learn about climate change—and how to combat it!

And much more…

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If you are interested in providing an educational demonstration or workshop

want to set up an informational booth,

or have a service or product you’d like to donate to the carnival, let us know.

The Climate Carnival is free to vendors and free to visitors. In order to keep it free, we are accepting donations to offset our costs. We will provide additional information on how you can help support this community event very soon.

Columbia Economic Development Corporation - Fiscal Agent

For more information about the Climate Carnival please contact:
Don Meltz - Columbia County Climate Smart Coordinator - - 518-828-3375 ext. 2322