LES Sustainable Living Festival

July 27, 2019 / 9 a.m.-noon
The Railyard in Lincoln


Free admission. Family friendly. Hands-on learning.


LES’ signature summer event is back! Our annual LES Sustainable Living Festival brings us together with community partners in downtown Lincoln to deliver a hands-on, family-friendly event.

From local experts, you and your family will discover easy ways to take care of our environment and live more sustainably.

  • Step inside and see LES' new educational, interactive tiny house.
  • Get up close and personal with some electric vehicles, including the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Teslas.
  • Cycle through the latest and greatest in Lincoln’s bike system, including BikeLNK, the city’s bike-share program.
  • Design and build your own wind turbines out of everyday materials.
  • Take a test ride on some electronic, pedal-assisted e-bikes.
  • Peek inside a honey bee hive and see what the local pollinator buzz is all about with the UNL Bee Lab.
  • Understand the science behind composting, from organic home waste to worms.
  • Explore the diverse ecosystem of fallen and rotting logs.
  • Find out how LES uses renewable energy, like solar and wind, to power Lincoln.
  • Learn about the sustainability efforts of one of our community’s biggest recyclers, Lincoln City Libraries.
  • Enter to win a bike or a smart thermostat.
  • And much, much more! With over 30 community partners, there is so much to discover!

Watch this short video about the Sustainable Living Festival.

Go to our Sustainable Living Festival Facebook event page to RSVP and to share with your friends!

Learn through engaging, hands-on activities from these community partners!
Big Red WormsLancaster County Extension Master Gardeners
BikeLNKLES careers, energy services, education outreach
City of Lincoln Parks, Planning and HealthLincoln & Lancaster County Health
Department (Keep Lincoln & Lancaster
County Beautiful and Lincoln's 
Hazardous Waste Center)
City of Lincoln Solid Waste ManagementLincoln Children's Museum
City of Lincoln Watershed ManagementLincoln City Libraries
CommonGround NebraskaLincoln Public Schools - Sustainability
Conservation NebraskaLower Platte South Natural Resources District
Electric vehiclesNebraska Building Products
Great Plains Bicycling ClubNebraska Solar Schools
GRNE SolarPioneers Park Nature Center
Groundwater FoundationSpeedy Pete's E-Bikes / QP Ace Hardware
High Level HappinessSustain UNL
Jim King - Music for Young ChildrenUniversity of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History
Joslyn Institute for Sustainable CommunitiesUNL Bee Lab
J-Tech SolarWheelie Good Bike Shop


Promotional partner
Alpha Media – KFRX and KFOR 
Wheelie Good Bike Shop