ST. PAUL – Minnesotans are at the forefront of living green. According to The Green Guide, St. Paul is the fourth greenest city in the country and Minneapolis is ranked at 19th. If you want to learn how to make a difference, mark your calendar for the sixth annual Living Green Expo. It’s the largest comprehensive green event in the Midwest and it’s taking place the weekend of May 5-6 at the State Fair Grandstand Building.
The two-day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. It is free and open to the public.
Guests are encouraged to walk, run, ride your bike, hail a cab, take the bus or carpool. Parking is free on the fairgrounds and secure bike storage is available. Metro Transit bus routes 3 and 84 will drop you closest to the Grandstand.
Last year, more than 14,000 people attended the Living Green Expo, from across the state and as far away as Portland, Ore. More than 97 percent of the event’s waste was recycled or composted, and attendees donated nearly 600 pounds of food to Second Harvest Heartland. Nearly 250 exhibitors, including Natural Built Home and Birch Clothing, and 66 educational workshops offered attendees effective solutions for living green.
The 2007 Living Green Expo, organized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is the perfect place to talk with green builders, see hybrid vehicles, sample organically grown food, learn about renewable energy – and more – in one location. The Expo is divided into nine areas: transportation; energy; home building and remodeling; food; yard and garden; recreation and leisure; household products and practices; sustainability education and lifestyles; and arts and culture.
The Expo features more than 200 exhibitors of products, services, and information, along with more than 60 workshops on a variety of sustainability and green living topics. Expo attractions include music, art, food, demonstrations, and activities for youth and children.
For complete details and listings of free workshops, visit www.LivingGreen.org.