Ray H. Zumwalt Center
Stockton, MO, 65785
Date(s) - 04/23/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Stockton United Methodist “Go Green” team invite Cedar County residents to the first Stockton, Mo. Earth Day Festival—free admission. Its purpose is to increase community awareness of the importance of earth-friendly lifestyles, existing earth-friendly programs, services, products, and organizations.
Watch and ask questions about an observation bee hive. Learn how to conserve water by building your own rain barrel. Discover bio-char stoves and compelling information about sustainable agriculture practices, including current legislative issues and a way to reverse the trend toward industrial farming with a 20-year food security plan.
Attend a short seminar about building an efficient home or retrofitting an existing home to consume a fraction of the energy of a traditionally built home; buy an excellent book on the subject. Learn about solar energy from installers, a church and homeowners who have experience living with it, and Renew Missouri, the non-profit that advances renewable energy and energy efficiency in Missouri. Talk with a representative from Empire District Electric and from Sac Osage Electric Co-op for tips on energy efficiency, energy audits, and connecting solar panels to the grid. Check out solar rebates offered by Empire District; visit their hybrid car.
Buy a wide range of high quality Fair Trade home décor, personal items, coffee and chocolate, made by artisans from more than 40 developing countries. Buy alpaca products, including fiber pooh.
Bring the items listed in Cedar County Republican newspaper for responsible recycling by Stockton United Methodist “Go Green” team. Bring children to enjoy the jump house, slide, and face painting.
Support our Stockton Lions’ Club by eating delicious “local lunch food” at the festival: grilled brats from Landers’ Lean Meats, Dadeville, and Angus burgers from DNT Angus/Bentlage Farms, Golden City.
Come to the festival and bring your friends, Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ray H. Zumwalt Expo Center, at the end of RB Road.
Co-sponsors include the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cedar County Soil and Water Conservation District and Mo. Department of Conservation, and Stockton Trails Initiative Coalition. Follow it on Facebook.