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Saving Some Green at The State Fair of Texas

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 2:50 PM CDT
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State Fair Of Texas Jumps On Green Bandwagon

Big Tex sends a green message at this years State Fair of Texas

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State Fair Of Texas Jumps On Green Bandwagon

The State of Fair of Texas visitors will find more efficient lights for the big Ferris wheel and exhibits designed to teach North Texans how to save energy and money, NBC 5 reports.
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Advice on when to run your dish or clothes washer isn't what you expect to hear from Big Tex.

But this year, The State Fair Of Texas icon, is pushing an important message, a green one, and people are taking note.

Sue Gooding with the fair says, "We are known as the fried food capital of Texas, frying all of this food happens to take a lot of cooking oil and it's all collected and turned into biofuel."

That's not all, food and ride coupons are recycled and even manure is used to help fertilize all the gardens around the state fairgrounds.

Oncor is also hosting an interactive exhibit showcasing simple, money-saving ideas anyone can implement in their own homes.

And it's giving Big Texas something more to talk about as he welcomes you to The State Fair of Texas.


State Fair of Texas:
Howdy, Folks! Join in on the big fun at the State Fair of Texas by taking a look at our special section full of fried food, special events, deals and discounts, and much more. Click here for more.

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