Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University



GreenFest 2016: Sustainable Solutions for your Life
9 am-1 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016
Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn & Downtown (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 native bee house, tie dye a cloth napkin, create an aquaponic garden for your home, up-cycle a pallet into something new and creative, 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 and along N. and S. Main Street.

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.

2nd Annual Pallet Challenge!
Form a team or go solo to up-cycle used pallets into something new and creative. Register by Sept. 24 to participate and pick up pallets for your use on 9/24 at STEMFest. Click here for more information.

2015 GreenFest

2015 Event schedule(2016 schedule coming in September!)
9am-1pm Habitat for Humanity “Decorate a Door” art project for World Habitat Day, ongoing workshop
10am- 12pm Live Broadcast from 94.9 Radio with JD Strait
9:30am  Build your own Native Bee House – Workshop
10:00am Grow Your Own Microgreens – Workshop
10:30am DIY Pallet Projects – Workshop with the Maven Makers
11:00am Grow Your Own Microgreens – Workshop
11:30am Aquaponics- Grow Food without Soil – Workshop
12:00pm Pallet Challenge Winners Announced
Tie Dye a Cloth Napkin – Ongoing while supplies last
With live music 9am-1pm from the School of Rock

2015 Exhibitors and Vendors
Averitt Center for the Arts- sustainable art for the kids
Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society at Georgia Southern University- Make your own tie dyed napkin
B&R Treasures and Treats-coupons for their snow cones and thrift shop
Cindy Sullivan Taylor’s Plants-sale of house plants
CitruSolution Carpet Cleaner-citrus based, no harsh chemicals home cleaner
Center for Sustainability-check in and info center
CfS After School Garden Program-info about the ASGC program and kids activity
Cocoon Paper Jewelry- Discarded paper fashioned into beads and jewelry. Demos and items for sale.
Colonial House of Flowers-display of living wreaths, preservative-free bouquets and house decor, local goods sale
De Ja’Vu Consignment-reuse and recycle your clothing and accessories
Eagle Flea and Consignment-repurposed home goods, clothing, vintage items and more
Entourage Clothing and Gifts-reusable Georgia Southern University cups and mugs for tailgating, 20% of profits from store go to charities
East Georgia State College Earth Club-educational exhibit and insulated bags as a give-away prize
Georgia Southern University Meal Management class – School of Health and Kinesiology-local and organic recipes and samples
Georgia Ports Authority-showcase sustainability program and give-away prize of custom activity books and rainbow crayons
Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University-kid’s activity
Goodwill-donations as another form of recycling
Georgia Southern Museum-interactive exhibit to show sustainable solutions for waste and recycling, water, food, and energy
Healthy Home Company-education for non-toxic versus toxic-free products
Habitat for Humanity-workshop “Decorate a Door” for World Habitat Day Oct. 5th
LA Waters-pellet stove display for energy efficient alternative for heating your home
Memory T-Quilts-up-cycled t-shirts into quilts, pillowcases and more
Market District Cafe-Jittery Joe’s Coffee samples and DIY recipe for used coffee grounds body scrub
Madame Couture’s Consignment-repurpose your clothing to a new home
Mary’s Linens-organic cotton linens and chemical free bedding, bamboo pillows, and natural oil products for body and home care
Ogeechee Technical College Solar Generator-solar power vehicle demonstration
Ogeechee Technical College Fish and Wildlife Management Program-info about the college program
Retails Thrift Shop-recycle and repurpose your belongings, all proceeds go to the Humane Society
SwimBikeRun-outdoor activity gear for healthier lifestyle
Starbucks Coffee Company-reusable mugs, fair-trade coffee, coffee ground donation for local farmer’s compost
Splash in the Boro/Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation-info on trails systems and fall aquatics programs
The Rustic Cut-furniture designed from reclaimed wood
The Green Man Produce-local produce stand
The Trinket Box – origami earrings from repurposed paper
Tupperware Independent-BPA free tupperware options
UGB (U Give Back) Designs-totes, home decor and floral arrangements made from recycled material
Yoga on Vine

2015 GreenStops (offering reduced prices on sustainable items)
3 Tree Coffee
LA Waters Furniture
The Herb Shop
Hunter Cattle Farms
Cake/Cool Beans
Wildlife Center at Georgia Southern University

Raffle items donated by
The Flower Girl
LA Waters
Hunter Cattle
On Time Fashion
Healthy Day Spa

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!

GreenFest in the News
See news about GreenFest 2014 here
Watch a video about GreenFest 2014 here





Last updated: 8/24/2016

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CfS) • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5895