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Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo & MEGA Recycling
April 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Explore Living Well & Living Green in Central Illinois at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 7 at the IWU Shirk Center. Interact with up to 100 exhibitors and learn about the important work they do in our community. Enjoy live music, check out the electric vehicle showcase, have a delicious lunch from one of three food trucks (The Dinner Bell, Healthy in a Hurry, and Oogie’s Food on Wheels), watch some cooking demonstrations, sit in on a WGLT panel discussion about new industrial wind and solar developments in McLean County.
This interactive event celebrates Creating Healthy Communities by highlighting and promoting the many services and groups that promote healthy living and a healthy earth in our area. The ISLWE is McLean County’s major Zero Waste event. With the help of Midwest Fiber, who accepts all food waste for composting, this event is planned and managed to avoid any generation of waste that cannot be recycled, reused, or composted! In 2012, with approximately 4,000 attendees, only 20 pounds of waste was landfilled.
One-stop drop-off MEGA Recycling is available from 9am – 12pm in the north parking lot at the Shirk Center near the IWU football field. Please visit the MEGA Recycling portion of the ISLWE website for details on what you can drop-off!