LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:
|WHAT:||Hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the 11th annual Spring Green Expo is an educational event intended to inspire sustainable living. It features more than 50 exhibits by conservation groups, businesses, public agencies and educators offering information and products that promote water conservation and sustainability. The free public event includes three seminars on sustainable landscaping, clean power and recycling green waste.|
Thursday, April 19, 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 p.m. Student awards at 1 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 Emmy-nominated filmmaker Sascha Rice will kick off the event at the 8:30 a.m. welcoming ceremony.|
|Seminar guest speakers include Kelly Takai, sustainable landscape instructor; Poloi Lin, Southern California Edison clean energy advisor; and Kreigh Hampel, City of Burbank recycling coordinator.|
|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 “Sustainable Landscaping: A California Friendly® Approach,” “Clean Power and Electrification Programs for SCE Customers,” and “Recognizing Our Neighborhood Capacities for Absorbing Organics, Building Soils, Harvesting Water and Calming the Climate. ”|
|The expo also celebrates Water Awareness Month in May with a green-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.