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Visit Linn County ISU Extension & Homegrown Lifestyle at Eco-Fest 2013!

Visit Linn County ISU Extension & Homegrown Lifestyle at Eco-Fest 2013!

Eco-Fest 2013:  Good Green Fun! April 20th 10 AM – 6 PM

Cedar Rapids, IA- April 20th is the date for the 4th annual Eco-Fest in the New Bohemia District in Cedar Rapids.  “Eco-Fest 2013 will be the premiere Earth Day event in Eastern Iowa” said Event Chair Jo Ann McNiel, and once again our theme is GOOD, GREEN FUN!

Yes, Eco-Fest is about being green, but it’s also about having fun and spending time with your friends and family! Eco-fest is about providing fun activities that also help us learn about ways to save energy (and money), be more aware of our day to day habits, like how much trash we throw away and if we recycle as much as we could be.  Eco-Fest is all about co-creating a healthy, vibrant community – something each of us wants, not just those you might consider environmentalists says Mike Wyrick, event co-chair.

Eco-Fest is now supported by over 20 area arts and environmental organizations. “This year’s festival is centrally located around the New Bo City Market with activities at the market, CSPS, the Cherry Building, and a few other locations right along 3rd St. says Emy Sautter, event co-chair.

List of Events:

Outdoor Music at the Market – all day!

Nature Play Area – hosted by Indian Creek Nature Center and Wickiup Hill

Eco-Film Festival at CSPS featuring Earth Dance Films and “The Greenest Building”

Eco-Market – vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, information and more!

Green Roof Tours at Water Tower Place

Friends of Library Book Sale

Architectural Walking Tours and Scavenger Hunt

Recycled Clothing Demonstrations, Soy Candle Making, DIY Cleaning Products…….

Recycled Art Sculptures and bike recycling……

Learn about a Labyrinth, how to plant a tree and plant some flowers to take home…..

How to Compost and cooking that is eco-friendly and easy…….

And so much more……….

 

Find us on facebook – ecofest cr – or at www.ecofestcr.wordpress.com

Many community groups are working together to make this the best Eco-Fest ever, including The Cedar Wapsie Group of the Sierra Club, Trees Forever, Prairiewoods, Linn County Conservation, Solid Waste Agency, New Bo Market, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, The Epicenter, The Tapestry, Legion Arts, The City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Restore, Indian Creek Nature Center, The Cherry Building, CSPS  and many more……

Eco-Fest in Cedar Rapids will be the place to be all day on April 20th!!

Concerned about the weather, DON’T be, we have a plan B and a plan C!

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