CRRA Trash Museum to Host Earth Day Celebration
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HARTFORD, Conn. – Are you looking for a kid-friendly Earth Day celebration?
That’s what you’ll find at the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority Trash Museum on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors may take part in a variety of activities for children of all ages, including a scavenger hunt at the Temple of Trash exhibit and a “make and take” recycled craft.
“The activities are engaging for families,” said Sotoria Montanari, CRRA education supervisor. “We are open for a limited number of Saturdays throughout the year, so this day presents an opportunity for families to see what the Trash Museum has to offer.”
The open-house event will also feature two automated recycling trucks, including one that uses compressed natural gas (CNG) for fuel, provided by All Waste, Inc., in the Trash Museum parking lot. A representative from All Waste will answer questions about the clean energy-powered trucks.
Additionally, visitors can see the amount of trash one person made in an entire year at Sustainable Dave’s exhibit and discover ways to create a more sustainable lifestyle. Guests may also view the Energy-Recycling Connection exhibit, featuring interactive elements that focus on how the recycling process saves energy.
Admission to the Trash Museum’s Earth Day event is $4 per person, free for children under age 2. The Trash Museum is at 211 Murphy Road, Hartford. For more information, call 860-757-7765, visit the the Trash Museum’s website or find the Trash Museum on Facebook.
The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is a quasi-public agency whose mission is to work for – and in – the best interests of the municipalities of the state of Connecticut. CRRA’s board of directors and management team develop and implement environmentally sound solutions and best practices for solid waste disposal and recycling management on behalf of municipalities. CRRA serves 93 Connecticut cities and towns. CRRA also runs award-winning sustainability education programs through the CRRA Trash Museum in Hartford. For more information about CRRA and its activities, visit http://www.crra.org. Computer users can also discuss CRRA on its blog, and follow CRRA on Twitter at @CRRA.