It's easy being green, especially with all the eco-friendly events taking place in Tampa Bay this week. Here are three to check out. — Dalia Colon, Times staff writer
Go Green at Home (on a Budget): From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, the city of Tampa invites Tampa Water Department customers to a free clinic on water efficiency. Check-in and refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., there will be a presentation on understanding your water bill and ways to reduce your use. Then choose two of the following four workshops: at 11 a.m., Don't Lose A Drop or Micro-Irrigation Retrofit; and at noon, Basic Irrigation System Maintenance or Composting for Conservation. There will be free conservation materials and door prizes. Advance registration is required. Sign up at tampagogreenclinic.eventbrite.com or call (813) 274-5912 for details. The clinic is designed for single-family residential customers. Copeland Community Center, 11001 N 15th St., Tampa.
Spring Cleaning Class: On Sunday at Essential Elements in St. Petersburg, certified aromatherapists Minta Meyer and Terese Miller will lead two hands-on workshops. Choose to attend from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Learn to make your own cleaning supplies using organic ingredients and essential oils. You'll make a counter cleaner, scrub, hand soap and air freshener. You'll also take home the recipes. $60 includes supplies. To register, call (727) 327-1309 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Get more information at www.essentialelementssite.com. 3001 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
ECO.expo: Florida Business Interiors hosts this event from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ritz Ybor. There will be displays from green product manufacturers, locally owned businesses, prominent design firms, local schools and government organizations. Also enjoy complimentary food, beer, wine and live music by Kevin Mongelli. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, go to ecolutiontampa.com.