EcoFair at the Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum and Gateway Technical College held an EcoFair at the Kenosha Public Museum earlier today.

Eco-friendly automobiles were on display in front of the museum. There were cars from Frank Boucher Volkswagen, Audi and Toyota Carmax, Lynch Chevrolet, and Palmen Buick/GMC/Cadillac.  Inside the museum, visitors were able to talk with local organizations including the Eco-Justice Center, UW-Extension Master Gardeners, Carthage College Environmental Science Program, CURE, the City of Kenosha Water Utility, and Eco-Fresh Habitats.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Katie from the Kenosha Water Utility

A wind turbine

A sun oven

A display on storm water runoff

A display from the Eco-Justice Center

UW-Extension

A display on composting

Visitors learned to live more sustainably, reduce their carbon footprint and save valuable natural resources. You could also find out about alternative energy for your home, more fuel-efficient cars, “green” building supplies, urban farming, recycling, composting, and rain gardens.

If you missed the EcoFair, you can still visit the interactive exhibit, “Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature,” on the second floor, in the West Gallery.  That very interesting exhibit will be on display until December 30, 2012.

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