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Sustainable Living Expo at Stepping Stones
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum for Children will host its first ever Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday, October 13 in partnership with Sustainne, a local business dedicated to uniting, nurturing and growing a community dedicated to sustainable living. Taking place at the award-winning children’s museum from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the “We Love Planet Earth”- themed expo will feature a variety of interactive attractions led by local businesses to teach attendees how to live more sustainably every day.
Exhibitors will be comprised of local organizations that help to build sustainable communities and local businesses that provide sustainable goods and services including organic farms and food establishments, artists and designers, and innovative businesses solving our biggest waste problems by offering dumpster rental services in order to help use manage residues in a better way. The Expo immerses guests in sustainability with free, locally grown and made food and beverage samplings, a used textile recycling drive, a Transforming Trash interactive experience, an electric vehicle showcase, a honey harvest demonstration, free pollinator-friendly flower seeds and a community build of a scale model of the Museum using recycled cardboard along with other exhibitor experiences.
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Featured attractions include:
“There’s No Such Thing as Trash: Transforming the Idea of Garbage” interactive, digital media experience by LorenFlower where guests discover the hidden value of our trash.
Honey Harvest Demonstration and Free Pollinator-Friendly Flower Seeds: Attend The Best Bees Company’s honey harvest demo and learn about honey, home beekeeping, and their research in Bee health, then take home your own pollinator-friendly flower seeds for your yard.
Community Build with Recycled Cardboard: kids will have the chance to learn about creative repurposing while they partake in a community build of scale models of the Museum using recycled cardboard and 3D printed connectors led by 3Dux/design. Bring your own single ply cardboard or use the supply provided by The Junkluggers.
Recycling Drive: participate in a used textile recycling drive led by Bay State Textiles to prevent these valuable materials from being thrown away and negatively impacting the environment. Guests can feel great about closing the loop on waste by bringing valuable materials back into the production cycle for reuse, remanufacturing and recycling into new products.
Electric Vehicle Showcase: learn about the benefits of electric vehicle ownership including performance, ease of maintenance and zero emissions driving.
“Proceeds from the expo will go to support the museum’s Open Arms initiative, which provides thousands of children, caregivers and teachers each year the opportunity to enjoy the museum regardless of financial, language, cultural or special needs barriers,” said Jeffries. “It’s important that children of all backgrounds are exposed to these important educational messages about sustainability because environmental health is an issue that impacts us all.”
Providing important support for the Sustainable Living Expo is Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan. This inaugural event takes place at Stepping Stones Museum for Children from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and is free with the general museum admission of $15 per person and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, exit 14 North and 15 South off I-95. Museum hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday-Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Labor Day through Memorial Day. Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free.