The City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will host the fifth annual E4 Life: Green, Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, located at 801 Dreher Trail North.
The expo presents an opportunity for people to learn about healthy lifestyles, ways to reduce their carbon footprints and sustainable energy conservation practices. The event will help families take on environmentally conscious decisions in their everyday lives.
In a series of demonstrations, giveaways, exhibits, workshops and tastings, participants can learn more about ways to promote energy efficiency and other sustainable practices in their own homes. They will also have an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives that the city is taking to develop sustainable living methods, conservation efforts and energy efficiency.
A highlight of the event is the city’s campaign to encourage everyone to go plastic-free, especially as it relates to drinking straws. The city will be giving away reusable metal drinking straws while supplies last.
The goal of the expo is to help participants learn more about strides being made in sustainability practices and ways in which they can implement these practices into their daily lives. Participants are encouraged not only to care for the environment themselves, but also to discover how local businesses, fellow citizens and various organizations are working to reduce the carbon footprint.
“Our mission to enhance the viability of West Palm Beach as a modern model of a healthy, environmentally progressive and ecologically sustainable community coincides well with the Science Center’s annual health expo,” said Penni Redford, City of West Palm Beach resilience and climate change manager. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, now, for the fifth year.”
Expo activities include healthy food vendors, themed crafts, gardening workshops, free planetarium shows, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary animal encounters for kids, energy and water saving tips and more. For more information, visit www.wpb.org/e4.