Green Independence

Green Events

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Eco-concious Events

When it comes to green events, Independence certainly has a long list to fill the yearly calendar.

Find everything you need to live a sustainable life, right here in Independence!

City Events

  • City of Independence EcoFest
    City of Independence EcoFest

    The City of Independence hosts an annual EcoFest. The June festival provides an opportunity for children and adults to see displays with an environmental theme.

    Exhibitors provide information about the importance of water quality, local watersheds, stormwater management, and conservation. There are games, contests, interactive information booths, and entertainment.

    Make plans to come support what is a very important and fun event for the community!

    Schedule: June 1, 2013    Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Electronic Recycling Events
    Electronic Recycling Event

    A huge success held annually in April, citizens are able to safely dispose many electronic devices.  Over the past five years 120 tons of materials have been collected and properly disposed of or recycled.  The City is happy to announce our sponsor vendor MRC will, a recycling firm based out of St. Louis, is returning to host this years event.  In addition beginning May 1st, 2013 electronic good will be collected by MRC year round at our two drop off facilities located at 865 Vista and 13600 E 35th Street.

     Next Schedule: April 13th, 2013    Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • George Owens Nature Park Events
    George Owens Nature Park

    The park has many nature programs for people of all ages, including the Itty Bitty Campout, Late Night Fishing Nights, Leave no Trace, Weed Warriors, and Nature Story Time.

  • Hazardous Waste Recycling
    Hazardous Waste Recycling

    This Program provides the environmentally responsible alternative to hazardous wastes being poured down drains or onto the ground. Proper disposal of household hazardous wastes makes homes safer and reduces health risks.

    A free mobile collection is held annually in Independence for residents once a year. The mobile collection has become very popular with residents.Water Pollution Control is proud to sponsor the event as part of its effort to protect the environment.

    When: First Saturday in April   Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

National Events

  • Arbor Day

    The Arbor Day Foundation The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support their numerous programs to make our world greener and healthier.

    When: First Friday in April

  • Earth Day

    Earth Day The Earth Day Network was founded on the premises that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment.

    Take action now and participate in this event, petitions, and pledges!

    When: April 22

  • America Recycles Day

    America Recycles Day America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.

    When: November 15

  • Great American Clean Up

    Great American Clean Up Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 3 million volunteers and attendees.

    The hardworking volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours in 2009 to clean, beautify and improve more than 32,000 communities during more than 30,000 events in all 50 states and beyond.

    Activities included beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.

    When: March 1 through May 31

Community Shared Events

Through the efforts of committed community members, we have consolidated a listing of Green Community Events in Independence.

[ Please note that the City of Independence is not liable for the accuracy of any information submitted by another organization. The City reserves the right to delete information about an event from the site. ]

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