By Madisyn Hahn
July 25, 2019

The ninth annual Sustainable Living Festival will be held in Lincoln’s Railyard on July 27th from 9 a.m. until noon. Lincoln Electric System will be the host of this free hands-on, family-friendly event.

Rachel Barth, Communications Specialists for Lincoln Electric System said, “Community partners from around Lincoln and LES team up to teach the public about saving energy, leading more environmentally friendly lives and safety.”

Since this is such a family-friendly event, there will be many different attractions for both kids and adults. LES will have the opportunity to showcase new, but educational exhibits to the Lincoln community.

“New this year, festival goers will have the opportunity to get a preview of LES’ interactive tiny house — a recent collaboration with The Career Academy. Kids can try their hand at the Little Lineworkers Rodeo, eat solar-popped popcorn and play with some creepy, crawly composters while adults can go check out our electric vehicles on display and even test ride an e-bike,” Barth said.

It’s necessary that people of all ages learn about the ways on how to take care of the environment and this event does just that. Simply asking questions and learning about what you can do in your local community can make big impacts.

“The event allows the public to come and interact with LES one-on-one but also all the other great community partners we have who are trying to make Lincoln a better place. It’s fun and is a great way to get the younger generation excited and educated on things like recycling, composting, building their own wind turbine and of course getting to win some cool prizes,” Barth said.

LES will be giving away a variety of prizes for not just kids, but adults as well. Everyone attending the festival will receive free LES reusable bags, there will be a Smart Thermostat given away, a kids bike and an adult bike from Wheelie Good Bike Shop, STEM kits and tickets to the Saltdogs baseball game.

“This year I’m most excited to see kids create their own wind turbines and I’m also a big fan of electric vehicles and seeing the Tesla’s, Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf up close. I’m also excited for our new community partners and for kids to get their hands dirty and just play and explore,” Bath said.

For more information on the event click here.

You can see photos from last year’s Sustainable Living Festival below:

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Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.