LES Sustainable Living Festival

July 29, 2017 / 9 a.m.-noon
The Railyard, West Haymarket
Lincoln, Nebraska

Come to Canopy Street to learn how you can help us build an ecofriendly community!

Every year, LES teams with community partners to bring you the Sustainable Living Festival, an interactive, family-friendly event that teaches you easy ways to take care of our environment. Festivalgoers can ...

  • Enjoy live music by Mighty Magic Pants, 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Bring by your old electronics and recycle them at the Nebraska Recycles truck. 
  • Get an up-close look at Tesla roadsters.
  • Snack on solar-cooked popcorn.
  • Cycle through the latest and greatest in Lincoln’s bike system, from innovative gear to a new bike-share program.
  • Craft their own art project out of recycled materials.
  • Learn how textile sustainability starts at home.
  • Pick up tips on easy ways to conserve water.
  • Recycle all types of electronics.
  • See selected pieces from The Art Reach Project’s “Cardboard Village” community art project.
  • Understand the science behind composting, from organic home waste to worms.
  • Find out how LES brings renewable energy to Lincoln through solar and wind technology.
  • Discover much more.

Demonstrations

You can expect to learn from engaging activities from our community partners at this year's festival!

Sustainable Living Festival partners 
Big Red WormsJoslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities
Black Market Clothing ExchangeJoyride Bicycles
City of Lincoln Parks, Planning, and HealthJ-Tech Solar
City of Lincoln Watershed Management DivisionKZUM
Clean Air Lawn Care of LincolnLancaster Master Gardeners
CommonGround NebraskaLincoln Children's Museum
Community CropsLincoln Public Schools
Compost LincolnLincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Daugherty Water for Food Global InstituteNebraska Building Products
Dixon Power SystemsNebraska Recycles
EcoStores NebraskaNebraska Recycling Council
Environmental Studies, UNLNebraska Statewide Arboretum
EnvirorunNebraskans for Solar
Fontenelle ForestPioneers Park Nature Center
Great Plains Bicycling ClubSalt Valley Chapter, Nebraska Master Naturalists
Green UNLSWT Energy Inc
GRNE SolarTesla
High Level HappinessThe ArtReach Project
HVCcycle