Unlike Kermit the Frog, the organizers of Green Fest Southlake want Southlake residents to know it is easy to be green! Learn how-to be environmentally friendly in your home or business everyday and invest in a sustainable future at the 6th Annual Green Fest Southlake on March 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Rustin Park in Southlake Town Square. The family-friendly event is free to the public.
Hosted for the first time by Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC) in Southlake, the purpose of the event is to provide a fun, educational forum for residents and business owners to learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth’s resources.
According to Audra Lewandowski, event founder and board member for BJNC, she previously hosted the event through GreenFellows, Inc., a Southlake-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about going green.
“GreenFellows was much smaller than BJNC and we realized that if we wanted to take the event to the next level, we needed the support of a larger organization. BJNC has a similar mission and is a natural fit for Green Fest,” explains Lewandowski, noting all funds raised at Green Fest will go to fund environmental restoration projects at BJNC.
Rustin Park will be transformed into an environmental showcase of eco-friendly exhibitors and products focusing on how-to go the extra mile to be green. Attendees can expect to see the latest energy-efficient solutions for the home and business, as well as product demonstrations. Additional activities include:
- Live entertainment
- Bounce house
- Prizes drawings (tickets $5 each) – individual buckets for each item
- Juice pouch recycling contest for kids up to 12 years old – an Apple iPad will be given to the winner
- More than 30 exhibitors including:
- Rapid Refill of Grapevine – bring empty toner and ink cartridges to recycle
- Central Market
- Whole Earth Provision Company
- SmartWool – giving away 300 pairs of wool socks
- It’s Organic to You
- Elevation Health
- Daylight Rangers
- NaturePedic Organic Mattresses
- Batteries Plus – bring old batteries to recycle
“We want Green Fest to be a fun family event, but more importantly, to raise awareness about what else can done to live a sustainable life. Most people in Southlake recycle and have switched to LED light bulbs, but there is more they can do to be green without spending a lot of money. As consumers, we need to recognize that it is hard to find a product that doesn’t have a green alternative ̶ from cars and carpet to cleaning solutions,” adds Lewandowski.
Green Fest Southlake is free admission to the public. For additional information, go to www.TexasGreenFest.com.
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