Living Green

There’s a saying by Chief Seattle that goes, “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

We are all part of the web of life. What we do and how we live make a difference.

What happens to the environment is a sum of all individual actions, and green living—living in a way that makes less of an impact on the environment—is the best way to protect the earth. Living green isn’t expensive (some changes can even save you money), time–consuming or difficult.

You can make a difference by simply turning out the lights when you leave a room, swapping out standard light bulbs with energy–saving compact fluorescent bulbs, recycling paper, cans and glass, and choosing organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

Learn about the environmental impacts of day–to–day living and the concepts of “living green” at the Living Green Expo 2006—the state’s largest environmental event—on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, 2006. This fun, free, family event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

In addition to more than 200 exhibitors showcasing environmentally sound products, services and practices, the Expo will feature workshops on a variety of topics (everything from backyard composting to quick and easy organic meals), and include musical entertainment, art displays, dance performances, locally grown food and children’s activities.

Every move in the right direction makes a difference. For more information, visit