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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 4:30 am

Keep Copperas Cove will educate children and adults about sustainable living practices next week at its annual Eco Harvest Festival.

“We want people in the community to come out and learn about sustainability,” said Silvia Rhoads, KCCB executive director.

“It is about educating children, but is not just them, so we want to educate adults as well.”

Eco Harvest is a festival that brings a variety of groups to the Cove Civic Center to share information about practices that will help conservation by demonstrating and promoting recycling, composting, water pollution and energy conservation.

The festival is held on consecutive days with more than 950 students attending on Oct. 18 and a public event Oct. 19.

“For the Saturday, we are going to do our pancake breakfast,” Rhoads said.

Entities participating this year include Stillhouse Clean Water Association, KCCB, Wilco Recycling, the CenTex Sustainability Partnership, Killeen Geographic Information System and Zoomagination, stated a Copperas Cove news release.

While Rhoads thought every presentation at the event would be desirable to communities, she said CenTex Sustainability Partnership will put on two workshops that will help people make their homes more energy efficient.

The Central Texas Entacus club, a group of students aspiring to be business leaders, also will talk about Operation Liquid which is for recycling cooking oil.

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