S.P.E.A.K. lines up presenters, exhibitors

By Lauren Keyser
psychology/communication major

Residents are invited to learn about conservation and the environment at the third annual Green Expo at Trine University.

S.P.E.A.K. (Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Knowledge) for the Earth is hosting the Green Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center. The expo aims to raise environmental awareness among campus and community members by bringing together local and regional businesses, conservation organizations, resource stewards and environmental educators. Admission to the expo is free.

Community members are welcome to participate as exhibitors and presenters. Exhibitors and presenters can sign up until Tuesday, Feb. 10. There is no charge to participate or to register to participate. To register, contact Brandy DePriest at depriestb@trine.edu.

The list of exhibitors (below) shows the diverse range of information that will be available.

2015 Green Expo Lineup

Presenters/workshop coordinators

Topics will range from environmental journaling to eating healthy on a budget and local conservation efforts.

Exhibitors

  • Foods Alive: Specializing in life-giving and mineral-rich artisan-crafted foods
  • Steuben County MS4: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System specializes in storm water management
  • Soil and Water Conservation District: Ensures the resources of Steuben County are used responsibly
  • Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College: A natural sanctuary on Wolf Lake devoted to environmental preservation and education
  • Herald Republican Outdoor Page: Spreading the word of all things nature related from hunting to lakes and agriculture
  • 101 Lakes Trust: Protecting Steuben County’s natural environment
  • Indiana Forest Alliance: Organization that seeks to preserve and regenerate Indiana’s ecosystems
  • Bon Appetit Management Co.: Food service provider that focuses on locally sourced food
  • S.P.E.A.K. for the Earth: Connects the Trine campus and the community in environmental efforts
  • Acres Land Trust: Preserving the region’s natural areas since 1960
  • Angola Farmer’s Market: Provides the Angola community with local foods
  • Little Gem Nursery: Specializing in non-genetically modified heirloom seeds and growing supplies