An exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair
The Eco Experience is a huge exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, filled with hands-on activities, demonstrations and resources. The annual event is open during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair. This year's dates are August 21-September 1, 2014.
The Minnesota State Fair's history in agriculture, food, arts and crafts, innovation, and youth projects are kept alive in this environmentally themed building.
Can we talk recycling? Paper products that have been used up, tossed, crumpled, ripped, or torn – no matter what you call it - is waste. According to a recent Waste Characterization report, Minnesotans throw away a billion pounds a paper every year, paper that could be recycled or composted. This year, come see the World's Largest Wad of Paper, a visual representation of how much paper Minnesotans throw away in less than 30 seconds. Then, see how businesses use recycled paper to create #MNMade products. Many Minnesota businesses rely on recycled paper for making a variety of products such as insulation, ceiling tiles, cardboard, milk cartons, juice boxes, and, of course, paper. You'll learn why recycling and composting is important and how it helps create local jobs. Yes, we can recycle more!
#KickGas and imagine your life on a bike. Biking can be more than just recreation and fitness. Ferry your kids, shop and make it a bigger part of your life! Take a ride on bike simulator at the Eco Experience. Brought to you by the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation and the MPCA.
Questions? Contact Britt Gangeness, Eco Experience Coordinator, at 651-757-2262.