Education & Community Events

The Center for Sustainable Living provides a resource to the community, Gateway instructors and students as a venue for discussing and learning sustainability skills for business—and life. To promote a green lifestyle, Gateway hosts workshops periodically dealing with topics in sustainability as well as the popular annual events EcoFest Racine and Celebrate Earth Day. Whether you want to gain a solid foundation in sustainability, organize a field trip or implement greener practices at your workplace, there’s something for everyone!

EcoFest and Celebrate Earth Day

Each year, Gateway hosts two large community events to promote sustainability and an environmentally-friendly lifestyle: EcoFest Racine and Celebrate Earth Day. These events center around community education and support for the environment, including activities such as cooking demonstrations, farmer’s markets, recycling projects, crafts for kids and much more.


Seminars led by experts on a number of sustainability-related topics provide training to business and community members on practices including gardening, renewable energy, smart recycling, wildlife and more. Contact Kallie Johnson at or 262-564-2196 for more information.

K-12 Teachers

Use the Center and grounds as a resource for environmental education, from reading under an apple tree for kindergarteners to providing high school students with the opportunity to see how solar energy systems work.

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