It’s not every day you get a phone call from the EPA.
Apparently there are hundreds of organizations working toward sustainable technologies, but very few are focused on the small-scale practical implementation of these ideas. This just happens to be what Cielito Lindo Ranch is all about, and the EPA sought us out for that reason.
The EPA has invited us to participate in their National Sustainable Design Expo on the mall in Washington DC in April.
Held in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, the Expo is a truly inspiring exhibition of innovative technology for a sustainable future. Picture a high-rise farm, a 3-in-1 solar cooker that heats and generates power, or simple water treatment filters for villages in Africa. P3 student projects exhibit alongside EPA programs, other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses to showcase their achievements.
Thousands of enthusiastic visitors of all ages attend this 3-day “sustainability festival” to explore and share ideas with the students and professionals in the field. This free event will be open to the public on April 19-21, 2013, and CLR will be there!
We’re excited because this will be the first time CLR is going to be on the national stage, and it will give us the opportunity to meet and work with scientists, researchers, and engineers to find even more sustainable technologies for us to try, simplify, test, and share. Plus, we’ll meet even more regular people who may now even know that a sustainable life is easily within reach.
As the date of the Expo approaches, you can bet we’ll be sharing our preparation process, our travels, and our experiences in DC.