Living Green Expo This Weekend

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Doesn’t matter if you’re a green thumb, green activist or just want to check out something new, this weekend Minnesota will celebrate with the 10th annual Living Green Expo at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds (added bonus this year: Friends School Plant Sale is on site!) Since 2001, the Sierra Club North Star Chapter has supported the Living Green Expo and we’re excited to be there again this year (come visit us in the Progress Center!

Last year, I ate my first morel mushroom and ramp at a cooking demo, shopped community share agriculture (CSAs) to see which farm I wanted to support with my summer vegetable purchases, learned how to install energy efficient windows while maintaining my older home’s charm, got some help with how to set up my composting bin and learned about all kinds of environmentally friendly products and projects going on in Minnesota and how I could be involved. I did all of this in one afternoon at the Living Green Expo, and you can too!

We’re really excited at the Sierra Club to see the Living Green Expo’s Complete Street in Action which demonstrates how transportation choices can safely co-exist and benefit everyone.  So excited in fact, that we’re offering a 10 mile “Complete Streets Tour” on bikes from our office to the Living Green Expo Saturday morning. This is a leisurely, family friendly event that will highlight street improvements that increase accessibility and safety for all users in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Living Green Expo

Saturday, May 7th 9am – 6pm

Sunday, May 8th 9am – 4pm

Minnesota State Fairgrounds Northeast Corner (Click here to see the layout of this year’s event)
This event is free, but a minimum donation of $2 is suggested to ensure the future success of this great event.

Metro Transit is offering a Go Greener Pass (free transit to the Living Green Expo if you print this out in advance)

2011 Highlights:

Complete Street in Action

Cooking Demos

Friends School Plant Sale

Electric Vehicle Show

Workshops

Our friends at Minnesota Environmental Partnership host this event and have partnered with Eureka Recycling again this year to make it a near-zero waste event.  A typical event of this magnitude creates 4 pounds of trash per attendee. Last year, MEP and Eureka Recycling were able to reduce trash from the Living Green Expo to 1/5th of one ounce per attendee. Great work! Great event!

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