Saturday, October 13th
11am – 4pm
Lunda Center, Western Technical College
Join us for the 2012 Living Green Expo. The Living Green Expo turns ideas into action by showcasing local sustainable building and living practices. Coulee Partners for Sustainability is pleased to partner with the City and County of La Crosse, the La Crosse Area Builders Association, and Western Technical College to hold the 2nd Annual Living Green Expo on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Western’s LEED Certified Lunda Center, 319 7th St. N., La Crosse and surrounding area. Enjoy this year’s theme of past, present and future as we partner with Historic Downtown Day here in La Crosse, WI.
The Living Green Expo will feature local sustainable building practices and transportation vendors as well as sustainable initiatives from non-profit organizations, government agencies, area businesses and schools. Featured talks will promote sustainable living practices such as efficient lighting, heating, and cooling for homeowners and renters alike. Food will be catered by Western Catering, featuring locally grown/produced foods from Fifth Season Cooperative.
Activities will include a farmer’s market, over 50 exhibitors, discussion areas, children’s activities, a green book and magazine exchange, and a vendor discussion area. Featured green workshops include: topics on energy savings, composting, and whole trees architecture. There will be a bike valet, and free bike inspections by Bikes Limited.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, as well as a grand green prize drawing at the end of the day which will include: free two-week use of a Honda Civic from Honda Motorwerks (including fuel); one year of free Organic Valley products; a complete home energy rating provided by EnergyElements, and a child’s bike from Bikes Limited. Attendees who walk, bike, bus, or bring in a non-perishable item for the Hunger Task Force will get a second entry into the grand green prize drawing.
In conjunction with the Living Green Expo, Dynamic Recycling will hold an electronic waste collection in the county parking lot on the corner of 6th Street and Vine Street. They will accept old cell phones, stereos, DVD players, computers, and other small electronics for free. Televisions will also be collected ($10 fee for businesses, free for homeowners). No appliances, thermostats, or smoke detectors will be accepted. Those who bring items will receive a coupon for $1 off a Western Catering meal or farmers market purchase.
Come enjoy La Crosse’s past, present and future by attending the Living Green Expo and Historic Downtown Day all within a few blocks walking distance or take the free shuttle, trolley, bio-diesel bus, or electric car. Don’t forget to stop by the Hixon House near Western’s Lunda Center for a tour of La Crosse’s historic and colorful past!
A complete schedule of the Living Green Expo including a list of sponsors, partners, and vendors will be available after September 15th on Coulee Partners for Sustainability Website at cpslax.org and www.livinggreenexpolacrosse.com Also, follow us on Facebook at: Living Green Expo-La Crosse.