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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:30 am

COPPERAS COVE — Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful will educate children and adults about sustainable living practices this 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 will be conducted on consecutive days with more than 950 students attending Friday and a public event Saturday.

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

Participating this year are Stillhouse Clean Water Association, KCCB, Wilco Recycling, the CenTex Sustainability Partnership, Killeen Geographic Information System and Zoomagination, a news release stated.

Rhoads said CenTex Sustainability Partnership will put on two workshops that will help people make their homes more energy-efficient.

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

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