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Green Living Expo in Crystal Lake

Sep 30, 2019 08:45AM
McHenry County College (MCC) Sustainability Center will host the 12th annual Green Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 2, in the gym/multipurpose room and parking lots B and D. The event features more than 100 area businesses and organizations that offer green products, services and unique education opportunities.

Highlights of the 2019 expo include three free workshops on regenerative agriculture, composting and the latest recycling information, a clean transportation exhibit and the Sustainable Artists Walk, featuring 20 artists and makers with a link to the sustainable world. Tours of the new MCC greenhouse and high tunnels will be available.

Participants can meet the team developing the Center for Agrarian Learning at MCC, as well as many local farmers. Also at the expo, find solar installers with the latest panels and financing information, sustainable toys, skincare, beekeeping and energy-efficient ideas for home and businesses for little or no cost.

The McHenry County Department of Health will be conducting a free paint recycling collection event for McHenry County residents. Call 815-334-4585 to pre-register for paint drop-off only.

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