Lantana Greenfest

On October 23, the Town of Lantana hosted its’ third annual Greenfest, where green living alternatives, such as solar energy, windpower energy, recycling, and water-saving devices, were showcased.  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center had a booth at the event manned by Manager Stefanie Ouellette,  Marine Turtle Specialists David Anderson, Juan Duarte, and Trevor Tyner, and Marine Conservationist Kirt Rusenko.  Board member Ginny Root also assisted with our outreach . WXEL radio’s Radio Green Earth program was at the event;  check out their website to see what you can do to make more environmentally-friendly choices in your daily life. There was an appearance of the all-electric Tesla car, that can go zero to 60 miles per hour in about 3 seconds using lithium-ion batteries.  VB Engineering, the group that installed the solar panels on our laboratory roof to generate electricity, gave a presentation about solar energy.  A variety of other groups, such as the Sierra Club, beekeepers, green cosmetics, native plant society, and Home Depot had many interesting displays that helped show the general public what environmentally-friendly options they had. The people we met were all interested and everyone seemed to have a good time!

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