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Energy Museum on Wheels Coming to West Hartford

Energy Action comes to West Hartford on Sunday, April 24, from 12-4 p.m. at 100 Mayflower St. / Submitted photo

Energize CT Energy in Action mobile learning experience, along with other organizations, will be part of Natural Dividends Earth Day event in West Hartford. [Updated]


The Energize CT Energy in Action mobile learning experience is coming to West Hartford from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at the Natural Dividends Earth Day event.

The mobile unit will be one of the big attractions at this free family-friendly fair that includes; yoga, games, a neighborhood cleanup, food drive, and other activities. Visitors will be able to step inside this all new exhibit space and learn how to make decisions that will not only save energy, but will help the planet, too.

Attendees can participate in energy-saving experiments, learn the benefits of becoming a clean energy society, and discover renewable energy sources which help create a greener and cleaner future for our planet. Watch power flow to your home in The Energy Grid display. Learn how your body conducts electricity through the Plasma Tube experience. Observe how insulation prevents heat loss in the Thermal Tunnel. At the Generation Station, you’ll ride a bike to produce energy and see how much it takes to turn on different types of light bulbs. The unit also includes a wind power display and a light wall.

Organizations involved in this Earth Day event include:

  • BlueEarth Composting
  • HeatSmart West Hartford
  • Clean Energy Commission
  • Root2RISE
  • Grass Roots West Hartford
  • West Hartford Recycles
  • Citizen Climate Lobby
  • West Hartford Land Trust
  • Energize CT mobile learning experience
  • Master gardeners will be available for consultation

In addition to engaging with local organizations and participating in a free slow flow yoga class, participants in the Earth Day event will have the opportunity to assist in a trash pick-up.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the West Hartford Food Pantry are encouraged, and there will be boxes to drop off film plastic in support of the West Hartford Land Trust.

The event is being held rain or shine at 100 Mayflower St. (former St. Brigid School property). The event is free (although contributions are encouraged), and advanced registration is available here. Although tickets are required, those wishing to attend will be able to obtain them at the door.

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