Though still in the planning phase, the green teams and environmental commissions of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition expect to see around 100 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools offering information and incentives to help your family go green and save money at this year’s Mercer Green Fest. So save the date – Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 11am-4pm and join us at the Fest at the Rider University Student Recreation Center on the main campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ.
All Mercer County residents are invited to come have fun while learning how to make more environmentally friendly decisions such as “refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle”. Bring the whole family and invite your neighbors! The Green Fest is free and open to the public, rain or shine. Local eco-vendors and non-profit organizations, as well as our local school representatives are invited to inform visitors about healthy & clean water, electric vehicles, new biking paths & walking trails, plastic & food waste recycling, wellness & fitness, and other community projects. To register go to our Vendor Sign Up page at mercersustainabilitycoalition.org/green_fair/vendor-sign-up/
There will be plenty of exciting activities for the kids too! This year’s event will feature the Grammy Award nominated Miss Amy’s Band from 11:30am-12:30pm. Miss Amy’s performance isn’t just about listening to the music. She will get the kids up and dancing which is lively form of exercise. Eyes of the Wild will be back and presenting a show on wildlife from 1-2pm. They will showcase fascinating wild animals for children to interact with. Lyle Rowling, owner of Advanced Solar, AKA Solar Man, will demonstrate how solar energy is made with a solar panel from 2-3pm. Listen to the sounds of School of Rock from 1-3pm.
Local artists will display and sell pieces made of upcycled trash. Demonstrations throughout the day will show visitors how to make their own art from transformed by-products and waste materials.
The Mercer Green Fest is presented by the members of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition including East Windsor Township, the Ewing Green Team, the Hightstown Environmental Commission, the Hopewell Valley Green Team, the Mercer County Office of Planning, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, The Watershed Institute, and the West Windsor Environmental Commission. Visit your hometown green team table to talk about upcoming community projects.
Participating Businesses and Organizations to date (and more to come):
- Sadie and Sandy, the Therapy Hens
- Capital Health
- Girl Scout Troops
- Greater Mercer TMA
- Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership
- Green Leaf Painters
- Ministry of the Church of St. Ann
- Lawrence Hopewell Trail
- Lawrence Nature Center
- Seeds to Sew International
- Terhune Orchard
- Organic Cherry Grove Farm