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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham held its first-ever Cooler Communities fair at Harmony Grove Elementary School on Saturday, May 21.

The 2-hour fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. was hosted by the Framingham Public Schools and supported by the FPS Office of Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement, the FPS Community Resource Development Department, students and faculty of various elementary and middle schools, the Framingham High School Environmental Awareness Club and the Sustainability Committee.

Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Tiffany Lillie were in attendance, as was School Committee Chair Priscila Sousa.

On display were student projects and exhibits.

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In addition to showcasing exhibits and materials developed by Framingham Public School students on climate change, energy efficiency, and related subjects, this small-scale pilot event featured several vendors, service providers, and community experts who will be available to talk with attendees on high-impact actions to become more energy efficient, reduce their energy costs, and adopt clean energy solutions that work for them.

City of Framingham Sustainability Coordinator Shawn Luz was in attendance.

Former City Councilors Judith Grove and Margareth Shepard were in attendance, as was District 9 City Councilor Tracey Bryant.

The Framingham Public Library’s Bookmobile was in attendance with English, Spanish, & Portuguese books.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.