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Come to Canopy Street July 29 for LES’ Sustainable Living Festival

LINCOLN — Learn how you can help make an ecofriendly community at Lincoln Electric System’s annual Sustainable Living Festival July 29, 2017, 9 a.m.-noon in The Railyard in the West Haymarket.

Come to Canopy Street for LES’ free event combining family-friendly activities, prizes and demonstrations from community partners on simple tips for saving energy and leading environmentally friendly lives. Festivalgoers can learn about everything from composting to water conservation and textile sustainability to the latest and greatest features of Lincoln’s bike system.

LES’ signature community event is even bigger this year. The utility brought in 14 new community partners for 2017, pushing the total to 37 for the three-hour festival. For the first time, festivalgoers will be able to enjoy live music when local kids band Mighty Magic Pants takes the stage underneath The Railyard’s Cube big screen 10-10:45 a.m. An hour later, LES will give away two bicycles, one for an adult and one for a child.

Throughout the event, kids can try their hand at the LES’ Little Lineworkers Rodeo, craft art projects out of recycled materials, eat solar-popped popcorn and get an up-close look at Tesla cars.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring electronic waste to Nebraska Recycles, which will take the majority of items free of charge. Microwaves cost $10 to recycle while cracked LCD monitors and flat-screen TVs (with LCD, LED or plasma screens) cost $12. For recyclables that incur costs at the festival, Nebraska Recycles will donate the money to Lincoln’s CEDARS Home for Children.

For more information, visit LES.com/fest and follow LES on Facebook and Twitter.