From recycling and composting, to alternative transportation and renewable energy, people of all ages will have fun and learn the advantages of living a greener lifestyle at the Living Green Expo and free electronic recycling event at St. Charles Community College.
The event is open to the community and will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in SCC’s red parking lot.
Free electronic recycling will be provided onsite by EPC, with the exception of televisions and monitors for a $10 fee. No appliances, such as washers, dryers or dishwashers, will be accepted.
Guests will have the opportunity to view a 2012 Chevy Volt and other hybrid vehicles without having to visit multiple dealerships. Family-friendly activities such as a community recycled art project, face painting and Segway rides from the St. Louis Science Center will be on display.
A tree planting ceremony in recognition of the college’s 25th anniversary will kick-off the event at 10 a.m. in the SCC Campus Plaza. The ceremony will be about 30 minutes and will celebrate the accomplishments of the college and provide a glimpse into itsplans for a successful, sustainable future. There will be educational presentations on native landscaping, green flooring options and composting/recycling. Door prizes and giveaways such as trees and tree seedlings will also be available.
The Living Green Expo will be held on the red parking lot at SCC, where the parking lot itself includes environmentally friendly features, such as permeable pavers, which filter storm water run-off into the ground. The lot also has solar lighting and is surrounded by more than 500 native trees and plants to absorb run-off rainwater.
More information: www.stchas.edu/livinggreen