(Helena) The Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO), Carroll College Environmental Program, the Montana Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC) are partners in hosting the 2016 Helena Earth Day community event.
The Expo will be held on the Trinity Lawn at Carroll College on Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in Trinity Hall in the event of rain. The Expo features over 40 organizations and businesses, local Helena bands including Rocket to Uranus and the Dusty Boxcars, and workshops all day varying from Tips and Tricks for Gardening in Helena, Renewable Energy Resources and Financing, Mushroom Growing, and more. (Full agenda available online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/211419175893423)
The Expo also offers a unique opportunity to recycle electronics through Helena Industries’ Big Sky E-Recycling Program. The program will provide electronics collection during the event, collecting most outdated electronics for free.
The family friendly event is free and open to the public. Children’s crafts such as seed necklace building will be guided by ExplorationWorks! and a DEQ environmental booth will host games such as “water quality limbo.”
“The Expo will foster community engagement with energy, agriculture, and environment,” said AERO’s Outreach Director Corrie Williamson. “From state agency programs to entrepreneurs and nonprofits, we see good things happening in Montana for energy, agriculture, conservation and other sustainable efforts. The expo will offer valuable resources and information - and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”