Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum for Children will host its first ever Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in partnership with Sustainne. The “We Love Planet Earth” themed expo will feature a variety of interactive attractions led by local businesses to teach attendees how to live more sustainably every day. Please save the date!
Immerse Yourself in Sustainable Living
Enjoy an immersion into sustainability with free, locally grown and made food and beverage samplings, a textile recycling drive, a Transforming Trash experience, an electric vehicle showcase, a honey harvest and pollinator-friendly seed giveaway, and community build of a scale model of the Museum using recycled cardboard. Visit over 20 exhibitors to leave inspired and empowered to make more sustainable choices every day. Buy your tickets online today to avoid the lines.
“There’s No Such Thing as Trash: Transforming the Idea of Garbage” interactive, digital media experience by LorenFlower where guests discover the hidden value of our trash. Don’t miss this experience in the Multi Media Gallery.
Electric Vehicle Showcase: Check out the EVs parked in the bus loop to learn firsthand about the benefits of electric vehicle ownership including affordability, ease of maintenance, charging options and the joys of zero waste driving. Check out the vehicles Eugene’s Green Garage is bringing and the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Volt plugin hybrid electric courtesy of our sponsor Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan.
Community Build with Recycled Cardboard: kids will have the chance to learn about creative repurposing while they partake in a community build of scale models of the Museum using recycled cardboard and 3D printed connectors led by 3Dux/Design. Bring your own single ply cardboard or use the supply provided by The Junkluggers. Head to the Celebration Courtyard to participate in the build!
Recycling Drive: participate in a used textile drive led by Bay State Textiles to prevent valuable materials from being thrown away and negatively impacting the environment. Start saving your used textiles now and bring them to the event to recycle on Bay State Textile’s truck, which will be stationed outside the Museum. Participate in closing the loop on waste by bringing valuable materials back into the production cycle.
Honey Harvest Demonstration and Free Pollinator-Friendly Flower Seeds: Don’t miss The Best Bees Company’s honey harvest demonstration on stage in the Celebration Courtyard. Learn more about honey, home beekeeping, and their research in Bee health. Take home your own pollinator-friendly flower seeds for your yard to join the Pollinator Pathway individuals and organizations are building across Connecticut to ensure an abundant supply of nectar for our native pollinators.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Pumpkin Ravioli with a Sage Butter Sauce
- Grass-Fed Angus Beef Chili
- Cornbread Made with Locally Grown, Fresh-Ground Cornmeal
- Apple Crisp
Exhibitors are Sustainne business members, Community Partners, Media Partners, and our sponsors, all of whom help to build sustainable communities.
Grade A ShopRite, a Sustainable Living Expo sponsor
Karl Chevrolet, a Sustainable Living Expo sponsor
Ross Solar, a Sustainable Living Expo sponsor
Buy Your Tickets Today!
Buy your tickets online today to skip the register at the Expo. Head to the “will call” table to check in.
Plan to attend the Expo with the whole family to learn firsthand from local experts who provide sustainable goods and services to our communities including organic farms and food establishments, artists and designers, and innovative businesses solving our biggest waste problems.
We are grateful to sponsors Grade A Shop Rite, Ross Solar, Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan and Volckert vanReesema for their support. Visit Ross Solar at their table to learn about the benefits of going solar and and step up to Karl Chevrolet’s Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric cars they’re bringing to the EV Showcase! Visit Grade A Shop Rite’s for a free, reusable bag while supplies last.
The Sustainable Living Expo takes place from 10am until 4pm and is free with general admission of $15 per person. Purchase tickets online at or at the door.