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All attendees to GoExpo, the Triad’s free sustainability exposition being held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 1, can enter the drawings for a free home energy audit, one-month subscriptions to the Produce Box, and other valuable door prizes.

NOTE: People attending GoExpo before noon should plan a route that avoids crossing Fourth Street downtown because of the Winston-Salem State homecoming parade.

The door prizes serve the dual purpose of luring attendees and providing some winners with the opportunity to experience first-hand the benefits of sustainability, says Shawn Handy, the co-chair of this year’s GoExpo.

“Some prizes, such as the tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair, are just for fun,” Handy said. “But others, such as the electric-usage monitor, go to the heart of GoExpo’s goal of showing the public how being sustainable helps consumers and businesses save money and make money.”

The list of door prizes includes a free residential energy audit by EnPulse Energy; a Kill A Watt EZ electric-usage monitor that measures electrical use by appliances and electronics, even when they are turned off; two one-month subscriptions to the Produce Box, a service that delivers locally grown produce to homes; six-foot trees in containers for transplanting; a Toyota gift bag with a hat, coffee mug, cup, water bottle, pen, keychain and certificate for a free oil change; tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair; five die-cut models of Thomas Built hybrid school buses, and two Go-Expo T-shirts.

GoExpo is presented by Modern Toyota. Highlights include displays of Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars, a “Stealth” toilet, workshops, demonstrations, test drives, exhibits and information to help households and businesses learn how to save money and make money by “going green.”

GoExpo is being organized by the Community Sustainability Program Committee, a city-appointed board, and the Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center, a non-profit entity that serves as a resource to help businesses, institutions, and residents become more sustainable.

In addition to Modern Toyota, GoExpo is also being sponsored by HanesBrands, Duke Energy, Storr Office Environments, Piedmont Natural Gas, the Piedmont Triad chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Repreve Yarns by Unifi, Custom Homes by Hamrick, Magnolia Construction, and Waste Management.

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