St. Louisans in search of tools and
information to help them live a greener life will have to look no further
than the St. Louis Science Center this spring. On April 18 and 19, the St.
Louis Science Center, in conjunction with Emmis Communications and the
Missouri Botanical Garden, will host Eco Expo, a special event
designed to educate area residents on the many ways they can, live, work and
play in a way that's friendly to the environment.
Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will be
among the list of exhibitors at the event. The organization will host a
special "Walk to the Expo" on April 18, which encourages commuters
from across the region to take MetroLink to the Central WEst End MetroLink
station and walk to the Science Center for the event. The walk, which will
coincide with the start of the organization's Ten Toe Express walking tours
for the spring season, is designed to demonstrate how individuals can
integrate walking with public transit use to get around town and highlight
the health and well-being benefits of doing so. Inside the event, CMT will
host a Ten Toe Express registration table where area commuters will have the
chance to sign up for the program and receive their walking kits
Commuters will also be able to register for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program
for those who take the MetroLink, bus, bike or walk to work. It is a great
option especially in light of the impending service cuts and increased wait
times for commuters.
Admission to the Eco Expo is free, however;
General admission tickets for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s presentation are $35.
Additional information on the event is available at www.slsc.org. This should be a
great event, and we hope you can make plans to attend.