LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:
|WHAT:||Hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the 10th annual Spring Green Expo is an educational event intended to inspire more sustainable lifestyles. It features more than 60 exhibits by conservation groups, businesses, public agencies, and the educational community offering tips on water conservation and sustainability. The free public event includes three seminars focusing on California Friendly® gardening, the LA River and collecting water without collecting pests.|
Thursday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seminars to be held at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. Exhibits open 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Student awards at 1:30 p.m.
|WHERE:||Courtyard and rotunda, Metropolitan headquarters building, 700 N. Alameda St., downtown Los Angeles, immediately adjoining historic Union Station.|
Metropolitan’s General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger and Matt Blashaw, host of HGTV’s Yard Crashers, will kick off the event at the 8:30 a.m. welcoming ceremonies.
Seminar guest speakers include Christy Wilhelmi, host of the website Gardenerd; Eli Kaufman of the non-profit River LA; and Mark Daniel and Mark Hall of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.
Exhibitors include representatives from conservation groups, sustainable businesses and water agencies. In addition, students from more than a dozen colleges and trade schools will present innovative approaches to sustainability in an ECO Innovators’ Showcase.
For the past decade, the Spring Green Expo has showcased environmentally friendly practices, programs, products and services that save water and promote greener homes and businesses. This year’s seminar topics include “Water Conservation Challenges in Southern California,” “Spring Garden Planning,” and “Reclaiming our Connection to the LA River.”
The expo also celebrates Water Awareness Month in May with a water-themed photo exhibit.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.