Saturday, June 21, 2008
Everything Green Expo at the Shreveport Convention Center weekend of Aug 22 - 24, 2008
Its purpose is to get out the Green Message in all of its various forms. Mayor Glover is endorsing the program and is scheduled to speak at the show. The website - which is continually being updated as new speakers are added - is http://everythinggreenexpo.com/.
Caddo Parish Animal Shelter and Robinson’s rescue have been asked and agreed to participate with the theme being Recycled Pets and Furry Friends. A presentation on the Dog Park is being scheduled.
The expo is scheduled for Aug 22 – 24 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Friday’s speaker slots are full and are geared to green building. The weekend schedule of speakers is being structured towards the general consumer. It will include the “how-to’s” of recycling ala our new blue cans, how to lower energy bills, organic gardening, green roofs, water reclamation from rooftops and gutter systems, xeriscaping, etc.
There’s also to be a message of no more litter.
Fairly recently, an expo in a town in Arkansas of similar size to Shreveport brought in over 60,000 people, says Bloomfield. The expo presents a great opportunity to reach the public to obtain feedback, she points out.