Earth Fair encourages reusing, repairing goods

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SAN DIEGO – Nearly 50,000 people attended the 2015 Earth Fair at Balboa Park Sunday.

Roughly 300 vendors and performers attended the 25th annual event Sunday  Earth Fair organizers hoped to string together San Diegans with vendors hoping to make the Earth more sustainable.

“People in San Diego want to know what they can do for the environment,” said Earth Fair project manager Chris Klein, adding this year the event expanded the message of reusing and repairing goods.

Griffin Skateboards owner Thane Magee makes skateboards from recycled hardwood flooring. Local Revivals owner Laura Ackerman takes items bad for the environment, like old happy meal toys and re-purposes those plastic princesses and martians into plant holders.

“I think i’s important to see the end result of what you’re buying. For me, this is a way to teach my kids how to be informed consumers,” said Earth Day attendee Stacy Patel.

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