Set for 1 p.m. May 2 outside the Grandstand at the State Fairgrounds, candidates from all major political parties have been invited to a forum on the topics of clean energy, clean water and Minnesota’s future.
The Living Green Expo is being put on this year by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, which bills it as a free, family-friendly event that brings in more than 25,000 visitors annually to view more than 300 exhibits, workshops and displays within the State Fair Grandstand.
A special, 1,500 seat tent will be set up outside the Grandstand, and visitors to the expo will be able to submit videotaped questions to the candidates attending the forum.
Minnesota-based supermarket chain SuperValu is sponsoring the candidate forum.
The Living Green Expo is being billed as the largest zero-waste event in Minnesota.
The event was formerly sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency but was cancelled last year due to funding cuts.
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a statewide coalition of more than 80 nonprofit conservation and environmental protection groups, took over organizational duties for the expo this year.