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Living Green Recycling Tour day trip set for Nov. 9
POSTED: 10/20/2011
This program is called the Living Green Recycling Tour and will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Participants will visit the Project Living Proof House, a century-old home renovated with all the bells and whistles for living green. Explore how it was made more energy efficient with rain gardens, low-flow fixtures, smart appliances, solar, and geothermal systems. Learn how to improve you home's energy, get an energy audit, and qualify for rebates and bill credits. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant which promotes sustainable living by using locally-produced foods. In the afternoon, the group will tour a recycling center to find out how recyclables are processed. Finally, the tour will include a stop at the Heartland Habitat ReStore to see how used building materials are diverted from landfills through the sale of quality recycled home improvement fixtures, furniture, and appliances. Perform a catalog search for the keywords "day trip" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 4 p.m. that day. The cost is $59 per person and includes lunch.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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