GreenFest 2014: Sustainable Solutions for your Life
9 am-1 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014
Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn (2 N. Main St., Statesboro, GA)
GreenFest: Sustainable Solutions for Your Life
GreenFest is a fun-filled community sustainability celebration packed with green exhibits, vendors and workshops to educate visitors about green living. Enjoy live music, activities for the kids, and green products and sustainable solutions for the whole family. Free workshops will help you save green while living green.
Who is invited?
EVERYONE! GreenFest offers something for the whole family. Make a worm compost bin, tie dye a cloth napkin, create public art from recycled materials, learn about eco-friendly lighting options and bring home information and sustainable solutions for your life. Vendors and exhibitors who sell or promote sustainable products and/or activities will provide information and products on the courthouse lawn.
Interested in being a vendor or exhibitor?
We are seeking vendors and exhibitors who sell/promote sustainable products or services or can provide exhibits to educate the public about sustainability. Please Register HERE — Vendor Registration and list any special needs (i.e. electricity) in the comments section.
GreenFest in the News
See news about GreenFest 2014 here
Watch a video about GreenFest 2014 here
2014 Event schedule
9 :00 am Green story telling by the Statesboro Regional Library
9:30 am Sharing the toxic truth workshop: Presented by The Healthy Home Company
10:00 am Green story telling by the Statesboro Regional Library
10:15 am Green Your Lunchbox workshop: make tie dyed napkins and reusable sandwich boxes
11am Green story telling by the Statesboro Regional Library as well as book readings throughout the morning
11:15 am Worm compost bin workshop: participants will make their own worm bin and trade their vegetable scraps for the rich soil the worms will provide.
11:45 am Green Your Game Day workshop: participants will learn fun, sustainable ways to tailgate
Live Music 9-1pm by the School of Rock – Pladd Dot
Exhibitors & Vendors Include:
AfterSchool Community Garden Program – information about the program and a chance to make a biodegradable flower pot
Agroecology class - worm composting display and workshop
Averitt Center for the Arts – creating public art from repurposed plastic bottle caps
Beauty in the Desert – Plants, succulents, Philodendron, Hoya and other house plants
Beta Beta Beta National Honors Society – sustainable children’s activities
Citrusolution Carpet Cleaning– natural citrus-based cleaning service
City of Statesboro - Water Department: information on free low-flow showerheads for homeowners
The Clubhouse – Electric Go-Carts!
Colonial House of Flowers – DIY table for Seed Bomb Making! Making the world more flower-ific with every bomb. Make your own, grab a few from our stash!
Eagle Flea and Consignment – Recycled bottles made into serving trays, hand painted glasses, pottery clay signs, and various consignment items for repurposing
Fishheads – Aquaponic produce grown in passive solar greenhouse – an ecosystem of fish and lettuce!
Garden of the Coastal Plain - sustainable activities and information on gardening
Georgia Ports Authority – display about sustainability initiatives and coloring books for the kids
GSU Sustainability Practicum Display – Energy use of LED vs. incandescent bulbs
Greenwraps- Reusable fabric bags
Habitat for Humanity – ReStore
Health Plus ID – Organic nutritional supplements
Lowes – sustainable lighting options
Memory Tee-Quilts – Repurpose your favorite tee-shirts into cozy quilts of all sizes–Orders taken
The Moth Project – an art installation featuring “second shift pollinators” by Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene
Melaleuca – Health & Wellness company committed to educating people how to remove toxins from their homes and off their bodies while saving time, plastic and money
My Organic Body – information and children’s activities
My Toxic Free Club – personal care, household health, and wellness products made from all-natural, Ecocert and ToxicFree.
One More Time – GSU College of Business Administration – information and sales of apparel made from recycled bottles
Pratt Recycling – corrugated packaging from recycled materials
Southern Growlers – Recyclable beer growlers…. Totally green!
Sustainable Foods Class – Sustainable food samples and recipes.
Statesboro Honda – Scooters
Statesboro Regional Library – green story telling and a reading rug
Sudz & Budz – Homemade laundry detergent and fabric softners
The Trinket Box – Origami earrings from repurposed paper
Vaden Nissan – exhibiting its electric car – the Leaf!
And much more!!
Don’t forget the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market going on across the street from 9-12:30 for your fresh local and sustainable food and craft products.
GreenFest is presented by Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability in partnership with the DSDA.
Student Sustainability Fees at Work!