Go for the Green at the Pinellas Living Green Expo

Pinellas Living Green ExpoThe Pinellas Living Green Expo returns to the Harborview Center in downtown Clearwater on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. The event is free and open to the public. More than 120 exhibitors and vendors will share their knowledge and expertise about living a sustainable way of life on Florida’s West Coast. Pinellas County Environmental Lands Division, Pinellas County Extension and Pinellas County Utilities will be among the exhibitors offering green-living information localized for Pinellas County residents.The theme of the Pinellas Living Green Expo is Save Money…Save the Environment. In today’s uncertain economic climate, it is more important than ever to understand and embrace sustainability and green-living solutions to preserve natural resources and save money.

This year’s Expo will include multiple scheduled information sessions covering diverse subjects including green tax rebates and incentives, bio-fuels, solar power, efficient mass transit, how to retrofit a home for energy efficiency and building a new “Platinum” LEED-Certified home. Pinellas County experts will be on hand presenting a variety of topics including Rain Harvesting, Reducing Your Waste Stream: The 3 R’s, Being Green at Home and Work, Selecting the Right Plant for the Right Place, and Climate Change: the Science, the Impacts, and the Solutions.

Pinellas County Extension educators will also be working with Expo coordinators in the lobby of the Harborview Center conducting research through quick and easy on-line surveys about citizens’ journeys to sustainability.

The Pinellas Living Green Expo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. The Harborview Center is located at 300 Cleveland St. in downtown Clearwater. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit http://www.pinellaslivinggreenexpo.org/


Posted: April 28, 2009

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life

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