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Gateway to host annual EcoFest Racine, a communitywide sustainable practices event

News Release: 

Gateway Technical College will host the annual EcoFest Racine, a community event to share and celebrate sustainable practices, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 in the Lake Building on the college’s Racine Campus, 1001 S. Main St.

 The event will focus on providing activities and ways community members can be gentle on the environment at work and home. It features informational displays, ask the expert stations, 20-minute informational presentations and children’s activities. Admission is free.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Presentations. A few of the many presentations to be offered include composting, “greening” your home and advice on planting and pruning trees.
  • Children’s activities. Hands-on activities will be available for the little ones, including craft activities using natural elements such as seeds and flowers, as well environmental displays, to name a few.
  • Ask the expert. Seven booths feature enhanced discussions in areas such as gardening, trees, bees, parks, butterflies, composting and “greening” a home.
  • Display booths. Nearly 50 green vendors and display booths stationed in the Lake Building will give visitors the information to live more sustainably as well as information on practices being already done in Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Electronics recycling. Gateway’s Information Technology program students, along with professional electronics recycler CasBro, will accept all electronic devices for recycling. That includes such as items as desk and laptop computers, monitors, cell phones and televisions, to name a few. Monitors and TVs with tubes will cost $20 to recycle – all other items are free. Drive-up drop off will be located on the east side of the campus in front of the Technical Building.

For a guide to all activities for the day, please go to www.gtc.edu/ecofest. For more information, please contact Jayne Herring, (262) 496-0016.

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