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EcoFest To Encourage Wichitans To Celebrate Green Living And Eco-Stewardship

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Environmental sustainability is the focus of EcoFest in east Wichita on Saturday. Organizer Vivien Minshull-Ford says the celebration centers around green living and eco-stewardship. She says there will be an eco-conscious art exhibit, demonstrations, crafts for kids and a bus that's been converted into an eco-friendly home.

"People will be able to go on tours," Minshull-Ford says. "It’s put together by a couple of artists who are very clever at doing that sort of thing, and it’s off the grid so it has solar panels, a compost toilet and they live in it."

Environmental advocates will discuss issues including water conservation, recycling and cleaning up the Arkansas river.

Last year, nearly 2.5 tons of trash was collected during the City of Wichita's River Trash Roundup. EcoFest will take place Saturday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in east Wichita from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.