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Students and Community Come Together at the Green Living Expo

Sep 28, 2018 03:35PM

McHenry County College (MCC) Sustainability Center will host the 11th annual Green Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 3, in the MCC gym/multipurpose room, bookstore hallway and parking lot B. The Expo includes more than 100 local businesses and organizations that offer green products, services and unique educational opportunities.

       New this year is a Clean Transportation exhibit with electric cars such as BMW and Mini Cooper, electric bikes, charging stations, bicycles and bike racks. There will also be college/university solar and super-mileage team race cars and team members, including MCC students and their hybrid engine truck. Tours of the new Science Center will also be available.

       Returning this year is the Sustainable Artists walk, featuring 20 artists and makers with a link to our sustainable world. Nature photography, jewelry, organic teas and interesting and fun repurposed items will be on display at the Expo.

       Other highlights include a 2,500-gallon fish tank with many species of Fox River Fish; information about sustainable seafood; battery recycling; solar installers with the latest panels and financing information; and sustainable toys, skincare, beekeeping and energy-efficient ideas for home and businesses at little or no cost.

       Director of Sustainability Kim Hankins says, “My favorite thing about the Expo each year is to see the continuous growth of commitment to sustainability in our economy. Each year, the Green Living Expo brings many new businesses and organizations that want to share their message, as well as our well-established ones that have been protecting and educating McHenry County and surrounding areas for years.”

Admission is free. Location: 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake. For more information, visit McHenry.edu/green.