Expo to focus on sustainable living


For fourteen years, the Green Living Expo has taught many about the virtues and benefits of healthy and sustainable living. Their exhibits have always been done in person. This year, however, the Expo will take place on the Whova Virtual Event Platform on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to concerns around safety and Covid-19.

Via this online platform, the Green Living Expo presentation will focus on a variety of different topics. Kim Hankins, the Director of Sustainability at MCC, says that the presentation will cover “renewable energy, waste reduction, food and farming, and fun, recreational activities.”

The Green Living Expo is for all who wish to do business with local eco-friendly professionals and people in the community who want to educate themselves on eco-friendly living and adopt these practices.

The agenda for Nov 6 starts with Bill Wayne from Certasun, a solar energy contractor, discussing solar battery storage and charging electric cars at 10:30 a.m. Next, Emily Zack, the MCC Farm Practicum Director will give a live tour of the student farms and high tunnels. Chef Tina Dzral will highlight the pros and cons of freezing fresh food. A McHenry County Conservation District Police Officer will speak about winter recreation at conservation districts. Soil and Environmental Consultant Bill Kreznor will speak about soil, Jen Murdoff about chickens, and the day will close with Judy Speers and permaculture.

Each event lasts 30 minutes and will then give way to a subsequent 30 minute-long interval to showcase the visit vendors until the next speaker begins.

Registration for the Virtual Expo is free and open to all on the Whova website. You and up to four guests are able to show up and enjoy the event. For more information and registration visit https://whova.com/portal/registration/green_202009

— By Joseph Ndu