The Green Scene “August 2013”

Green Living Expo Re-Visited 

 

PrintYes, the rumor that is circulating in the county is correct? The Green Living Expo will be held again.  After a few years of not holding the event, a committee is forming to re-launch it in celebration of Earth Day. It will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Our last Expo realized 700 attendees and many expressed interest in its continuance.  Its time has come again and we would like you to consider being a part of the planning as well as attending. 

The persons who gathered to discuss its continuance have identified, but are not limited to issues that are often requested by Wakulla County residents for further education and discussion. The topics seem to fit into three categories which include Coastal Sustainability, Food Security and Nutrition, and Water Conservation. Through additional planning, these categories may be changed, enhanced, re-thought, and/or expanded to enable us to have the educational experiences as worthwhile as possible. We will be locating innovative and knowledgeable practitioners and educators to assist with the presentations and vendors to represent their product line.    

Everyone knows that it takes a great deal of work to realize the completion of an event like this. Would you consider being a part of the planning team?  Because there are so many aspects of the planning, volunteers can determine how much they want to invest.  Would you consider serving on the overall planning committee, work with logistics, plan the program, market, or recruit and coordinate the educational workshops and vendors? You can be as involved as you chose to be. Many of the things could be completed without ever having to attend a meeting!

Please consider this opportunity. The Green Living Expo speaks to the very nature of the county we live in…..sustainable living practices that will allow the beautiful Wakulla County environment to remain for generations to come. We are having a planning meeting on Thursday, August 22nd at our office, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville at 6:30 p.m. Want to learn more before this meeting?  Call me at 926-3931 to discuss any ideas and suggestions you have.

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