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Morris campus to exhibit at Living Green Expo this weekend

Posted by Judy Riley on Monday, Apr. 28, 2008

Event Date/Time: Saturday, May. 3, 2008
End Date/Time: Sunday, May. 4, 2008
Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Visit the seventh annual Living Green Expo and find the shade of green that’s right for you.

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) will be an exhibitor during the Expo on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Expo is Minnesota’s largest environmental event and provides real solutions for people to live better, healthier lives with less impact on the environment.

UMM’s exhibit will showcase its Green Campus initiatives including the wind turbine, the biomass gasification facility, service learning initiatives and the Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Initiative.

This two-day event will feature more than 200 exhibitors from across the region, which will provide information, ideas, resources, products and motivation to live more sustainably. The Expo highlights eight areas for people to explore: sustainability education, transportation, energy, building and remodeling, food and agriculture, yard and garden and household products and practices.

The Living Green Expo will also have 48 free workshops [Living Green Expo] on a variety of sustainability and “living green” topics.

Learn from the workshop experts on everything from how to compost and reduce toxicity in your home to using the latest energy-saving technology and cooking with organic, locally grown food. This family-friendly event features art displays, activities for kids, an exciting music lineup, and the best in local and organic foods.

Admission and parking is free, secure bike storage is available and the Expo is accessible by bus.

Be sure to stop by the UMM exhibit in the “Energy” section of the Expo and learn about the steps UMM is taking to become energy self-sufficient and carbon neutral by 2010.

Visit Living Green for more information on exhibitors, workshops and activities.