Green Today, Here Tomorrow
Presented by OUC The Reliable One
Sunday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Have fun and learn how to be more eco-friendly during a day of activities that explore renewable energy, recycling and energy efficient technology when Orlando Science Center celebrates Greenovations! The event is presented by OUC The Reliable One in collaboration with the Science Center with support from the Florida Renewable Energy Association and other community partners.
- Participate in solar-based activities on the SunTrust Terrace courtesy of FREA and OUC The Reliable One as they demonstrate how photovoltaic cells work. What’s more, enjoy making s’mores with solar cookers!
- World Housing Solutions will feature earth-friendly building materials and show how they can withstand seismic activity from an earthquake, for example.
- The City of Orlando will bring the EnviroScape to demonstrate how pollution affects our water sources. Also in attendance will be everyone’s favorite planet-saving superhero, The Grease Fighter, for photo-ops throughout the day.
- Lemongrass Edible Landscaping will exhibit interactive activities that demonstrate sustainable agriculture and permaculture. Harry P. Leu Gardens will also be on hand to discuss what plants should be used in a butterfly garden, and representatives from Waste Management will have recycling activities and coloring books.
Support by the Walmart Foundation is making $5 admission available so everyone can learn more about the small steps that can make a big impact toward caring for our planet.
15 October 2011
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Greenovations: Green Today, Here Tomorrow
Orlando Science Center celebrated renewable resources, recycling, green living, energy efficiency, and wildlife/habitat conservation with our annual event, Greenovations on October 15. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. many excited folks experienced eco-friendly activities with a family-friendly admission price tag of $5. This event was presented by OUC-The Reliable One with the support of Florida Renewable Energy Association and other community partners. Greenovations is designed to inspire and educate people about our impact on the world around us with educational speakers, hand-on activities and much more.
Many guest swarmed around Seminoles County’s Florida Natural Land booth to hold live snakes. The wide-eyes owls from Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center attracted lots of excited faces. There were even Segways guest could test ride brought to us by Segways of Central Florida. Speakers from all over hosted presentations throughout the day ranging from the science of climate change to Florida’s energy policies to how to beat the heat in your Florida home. All of these activities and many more were enjoyed with some music from The Garbage Men performing on instruments made from found materials. Greenovations was a big hit among guest allowing them to get excited about making a difference in our environment by being more eco-friendly!