Missoula Urban Demonstration Project
1527 Wyoming Street Missoula, MT
MUD’s Earth Day Celebration will highlight our community-wide efforts toward sustainability and feature education on Missoula’s Zero Waste initiatives. The festivities include an environmental exposition with over 45 organizations and businesses sharing information about their sustainable efforts in Missoula. The exposition includes hands-on activities, demonstrations, and workshops for children and adults, like crafting recycled robots, completing a passport for a free raffle ticket, playing repurposed mini golf, and more. A Zero Waste Panel introduced by Mayor John Engen features local professionals discussing the city’s current resources to attain ZERO by FIFTY, a Missoula City resolution for zero waste. Sustainability site tours of the MUD Project, Home Resource, The Source, and Bayern Brewing will take place throughout the afternoon. Climate Smart Missoula and Jordan Solar will be hosting a mini-Solar Ease Workshop as a guide to acquiring solar panels and a Sustainability Featurettes section will let Missoulians speed-date their local sustainability organizations to find out how to access resources, among numerous other fun and educational opportunities. Food trucks from Covered Wagon Hot Dogs, Big Thai Country, and Big Dipper Ice Cream will be present during the festival and drinks for sale from Bayern Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Wildwood Brewing, Bitterroot Brewing, and Western Cider will be available. Finally, there will be local musicians playing sets during the festival including the Cello Mafia, an area youth cello ensemble led by Jessica Catron. MUD is partnering with a diverse group of organizations to share its vision with the Missoula community that education, demonstration, and celebration of urban sustainable living will create equitable communities and healthy ecosystems. Proceeds from the Earth Day Celebration will directly support the MUD Project, a non-profit that promotes urban sustainable living. The organization provides the community with a tool library, a truck share, a demonstration site, youth education programs, and workshops. Learn more about MUD and upcoming events at mudproject.org.
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