Earth Day 2016




Saturday, April 16, 2016

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Porter County Expo
215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso, IN


Family fun, educational, entertaining!

Bring your family and friends and connect with more than 80 exhibitors at Northwest Indiana's premier environmental event!

You'll discover organizations that will show you how to get in touch with nature; businesses that will educate you on earth-friendly products and services; and school groups that will communicate ways you can reduce your impact on the planet.

And the day also features plenty of entertainment, activities, food, and lots to see!

  • Dozens of exhibitors
  • Main Expo Stage Entertainment
  • Bike drive to benefit Working Bikes! Bring your old bicycles and parts to this collection.
  • Bring your old eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Lions Club exhibit.
  • Play bingo to win prizes
  • Build your own birdhouse
  • Complete a survey for a free tree sapling
  • Vote on your favorite school designed rain barrel
  • Vote on your favorite artwork at the Re-Think Art Exhibition & Contest
  • Indiana 105.5 FM Live Remote
  • First 300 families receive FREE reusable bags
  • Alternate fuel vehicle display
  • Join the Lake County Solid Waste Management Team for a 'Pinteresting' DIY make and take demonstration, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  • Document Destruction, 9 a.m.-noon: Staff from Metro Recycling will collect your important papers for confidential transport to Opportunity Enterprises Secure Shred for free document destruction. Each attendee is asked to limit their material to be shredded to two boxes.
  • Meet a new superhero, RECYCLEMAN, and learn how you too can become a superhero!
  • The Great Cloth Diaper Change Children's Event! 11 a.m., kids of all ages can bring a doll or stuffed animal and larn about the importance of recycling things. Register at the Mothering By Nature exhibit.


2016 Sponsors included:

  • Fronius USA LLC
  • Republic Services
  • Porter County Expo Center
  • Tradebe Environmental Services
  • Anton Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Boy Scout Troop 907
  • Homewood Disposal Services
  • IDNR State Forestry
  • Northwest Indiana MS4 Communities
  • Porter County Building Department
  • Porter County Emergency Management

Ways you can participate:

* Become a sponsor!

* Become an exhibitor!

* Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition

* School Rain Barrel
Design Competition

* Order a Rain Barrel for pickup at this event!

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