Eco-Fest Update!

Interstate All Battery Center will be at the Off-the-Grid Concert and EcoFest at Bartlett Arboretum on Sunday, October 18 ready to collect your used batteries for recycling. Please bring batteries that you would like to have recycled. Interstate is a loyal partner for this event. They have donated much of the equipment used for the bicycle generators.

Thank you to Mike Primm and his staff!

Ecofest 2015!!!

Our very own Catherine Johnson is helping coordinate the 2nd Annual Eco-Festival at the Bartlett Arboretum. The festival will feature a human-powered concert and a tiny house demo!!  Here is more information: 

Bartlett Arboretum, in Belle Plaine, KS, celebrates personal environmental action and alternative energies and life styles with an eco-festival and the final Tree House Concert of 2015.

The Sunday, Oct. 18, event will feature music by local artists, informational presentations on a variety of environmental themes and a Tiny House display.

Arboretum steward Robin Macy hopes this festival is now an annual event - exploring and calling attention to strategies that help us all leave a smaller environmental footprint.

Gates open at noon to kick off an afternoon of speakers, musicians and artists performing and exhibiting in consort with the Arb’s stewardship mission. Alternative energies will be on display, including a bicycle-powered PA system, courtesy of Make ICT, and a wind-energized kinetic art installation by Mike and Meghan Miller. A kid’s tent will offer eco-crafts.