Learn how to be more green at the inaugural “It’s Easy Being Green” Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at St. Charles Community College.
This family-friendly, free, community event will have environmentally friendly vendors and exhibitors, informative breakout sessions, demonstrations, kids workshops and recycling. The Expo will show and teach participants how to be greener by recycling, reusing and being energy efficient.
“There will be something for people of all ages,” said Yvonne Wills, dean of corporate and community development. “Bring the kids so they can learn how to be green, too.”
Executive Personal Computers (EPC) will provide electronic recycling, which will take place outside on the yellow parking lot on SCC’s campus. There will be a small fee for monitors and televisions, but other electronic devices, such as cell phones and fax machines can be recycled at no charge. No appliances, such as washers, dryers or dishwashers will be allowed.
The Home Depot will have kids workshops available to teach kids how to build birdhouses, sail boats and racecars.
Other vendors at the Expo include Renewal by Anderson, a window replacement company; Greene’s Country Store and Feed; St. Louis Composting; STL Beds, member of Sustainable Furnishings Council; Cuivre River Electric; International Mulch Company; Laclede Gas; and Show Me Solar, a non-profit educational outreach organization.
The “It’s Easy Being Green” Expo is also still looking for vendors, exhibitors and presenters that want to make a positive impact on the environment, such as utility companies, recycle centers, eco-friendly cleaning companies, and lawn and garden supply stores. For more information, contact Joy Dufrain, SCC continuing education project coordinator, at 636-922-8474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the “It’s Easy Being Green” Expo visit www.stchas.edu/greenexpo.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.