Center for Sustainability
Georgia Southern University


7th Annual GreenFest
Saturday, October 5, 2019

VENDORS Register HERE (Registration closes 9/30/19)

GreenFest 2019: Sustainable Solutions for your Life
9 am-1 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019
Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn & E. Main St. Downtown (courthouse street address is 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 on Main Street and in partnership with the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market will help you save green while living green.

Who is invited?
EVERYONE! GreenFest offers something for the whole family. See the 2019 workshops, activities and vendors below. Vendors and exhibitors who sell or promote sustainable products and/or activities will provide information and products on the Bulloch County courthouse lawn and along E. Main Street.

2019 Event Schedule

7:30-8:30am vendor check-in and setup
9:00am Festival begins on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn and along East Main
Ongoing: Food Preservation Workshop at Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market
Ongoing: Compost Workshop at Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market
While Supplies Last – Make and Take Stations located along E. Main, including:
DIY Beeswax Wraps
DIY Mouthwash
Make a Tote from a T-shirt (byo t-shirt)
Tie Dye cloth napkins
12:30pm Butterfly release
9am – 1pm Electronics Recycling dropoff (Goodwill and Dell) – ongoing throughout the festival: location Courtland and Siebald Streets – enter Courtland St. from the east: pull in to Siebald by the courthouse and drop off items (no tube tv’s accepted)
9am-1pm Clean Up the Boro  – meet in front of Synovus Bank at the Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful tent
9am – 1pm Repair Cafe – featuring zipper and leather strap repair, electronics screen repair, wobbly wooden chair leg repair, lamp repair clothing repair (buttons, holes, simple stitching etc.). Bring your broken items and learn how to fix them! Experts will be standing by to teach you how. (Some charges may apply and not all items may be fixable)
9am-1pm Live Music by the School of Rock

2019 Exhibits and Vendors (more added each week)
Advanced Services Pest Control- Green/Natural pest control
Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University-children’s songbird activity

Capstone Technology- Electronic Device Repair (Cell Phone, Tablet, Computer)
City of Statesboro Beautification Commission – Litter Education/ Clean-up
City of Statesboro Stormwater Division- Stormwater Maintenance: enviroscape and information
City of Statesboro Tree Board- Tree giveaway and education material on trees
Code of Return Compost- Educational compost awareness
East Georgia State College- Educational exhibit: EGSC honeybee display, children’s activity booklets, give-away items.
Georgia Forestry Commission – Informational and promotional items in Urban and Community Forestry
Georgia Ports Authority- showcasing GPA Green Team efforts as well as handing out metal straws.
Georgia Southern Athletics- creating awareness about gameday recycling
Georgia Southern Biology – Gibson Lab- Hymenopteran Diversity Survey- Information on citizen science, plant/pollinator relationships, and hymenopteran fun facts
Georgia Southern Biology – Saving Nuthatches” information r.e. the conservation of the Brown-headed Nuthatch (BHNU), a climate endangered bird species.
Georgia Southern Business innovation Group- repairing lamps and wobbly chairs
Georgia Southern College of Public Health- Increasing awareness of food waste
Georgia Southern Division of Facilities – Educational and interactive games to educate the public on the sustainability operations at Georgia Southern University.
Georgia Southern Eco-Reps – Where does it come from? Where does it go? Activity about the life cycle of everyday products.
Georgia Southern Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program- Repair Workshop – Helping guests repair small tears/holes in clothing and apparel items as well as teaching basic sewing skills (needle threading, whip stitch, straight stitch, tie off, etc.)
Georgia Southern Green Ambassadors – tie dye cloth napkins
Georgia Southern Henderson Library- Book giveaway: reduce, reuse, recycle, re-read!
Georgia Southern Interior Design – Green Interior Design
Georgia Southern Tri-Beta- Butterfly Life Cycle: Display real butterflies, kids craft butterfly life cycle made with noodles, give out information that educates the kids about the butterfly life cycle. Butterfly release at end of GreenFest
Georgia Southern Nutrition and Food Science Association- Eating local, Eating clean: The importance of healthy eating and wellness

Goodwill – electronics recycling
Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful- Great American Clean-up
Lime- Lime scooters
Ogeechee Technical College- Wildlife Education Table – We will have artifacts to educate the public about wildlife, the environment and natural resources in general.
Paparazzi Jewelry
Re-Purpose Savannah- Handmade products from reclaimed materials. Specializing in Deconstruction by hand in Savannah. All of our products share a piece of history of Savannah.
Retails Thrift- Humane Society Thrift Store
Savannah Veggies and Vegans- Information about the importance of a plant-based diet
UGB Designs- handmade items – some from recycled materials
USDA – NRCS- You should “root” for soil health! Information and activity.
W&J Shoe Repair and Leather Craft- zipper repair and leather reconnect shoulder straps


2018 Event Schedule & Exhibitors and Vendors
9:00am Festival begins on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn and along East Main
10:00am People’s Choice pallet challenge voting begins
11:30am People’s Choice voting ends for Pallet Challenge
Pallet Challenge Winners Announced
Green Cleaning Workshop – ongoing while supplies last
Natural Dyes Workshop – ongoing while supplies last
DIY Bath and Beauty products – ongoing while supplies last
Electronics Recycling dropoff (Goodwill and Dell) – ongoing throughout the festival: located at the corner of E. Main and Railroad St. – (no tube tv’s accepted)
Great American Cleanup – ongoing throughout the festival
Live Music by the School of Rock 9am-1pm

2018 Exhibits and Vendors

Advocare- Health and wellness supplements
All Things Beautiful- Avon – Fashion and beauty
Alpha Delta Pi- Service Dog Photo Booth. The dogs will be in costumes and people will be allowed to take photos with the dogs.
Botanical Garden at Georgia Southern University-children’s activity
Bulloch County Public Works- Bulloch County’s Environmental Recycling Program
City of Statesboro Stormwater Division- Stormwater Maintenance
Coastal Heritage Society- Mobile Museum and Mobile Garden
Daisy Metalworks- Handcrafted metal jewelry
Dogwood Alliance- Community outreach – Stand 4 Forests

East Georgia State College- Educational exhibit: EGSC honeybee display, children’s activity booklets, give-away items.
Ebenezer Weavers Guild- Basket weaving items, baskets, wreaths, ornaments
Emergent Structures- Informational Booth/De-nailing Station

Free Spirit Pottery – small item to paint
Georgia Ports Authority- information about Georgia’s Ports along with sustainability initiatives. Ollie’s Great Adventure coloring books give away detailing the life of a river otter along the coast.
Georgia Power- info on rebates, electric vehicle, mobile charging station
Georgia Southern – Green Ambassadors – sustainable kids activity
Georgia Southern – Nutrition and Food Science Association- Healthy and Sustainable Foods

Georgia Southern Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program- Bracelet making with fabric scraps and trivia about apparel sustainability
Georgia Southern Interior Design Sustainability Practicum- Sustainable Renovation of Women’s Healthcare Center
Georgia Southern Museum – Sustainable Solutions exhibit
Georgia Southern Tri-Beta- Giving out pea pods in biodegradable containers as well as sustainable living literature
Georgia Southern University – display about why oysters are important, and how we might be able to use construction waste to help restore oyster populations.
Georgia Southern University Sensory Ecology Lab- Education and outreach on sustainable fisheries and how local actions can make a difference in keeping our oceans healthy.
Georgia Southern University- U.S. National Tick Collection
Georgia Southern University: Division of Facilities Services- Fun-filled interactive informational booth highlighting the sustainability projects undertaken by the Division of Facilities
Georgia Southern University Biology – Promoting Natural Pollinators and Predators of Mosquitoes
Goodwill- Truck for Electronic Donation Drive

Green Ambassadors of Georgia Southern – recycled ring toss
Georgia Southern Sustainability Practicum – Food Waste and Sustainability

Harbor Freight- Solar panels and lights
Hilton Head Solar- Energy Management Services including solar, lighting, generators, and power correction
Hunter Cattle Company- Dry Aged Beef goods
Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful- The Great American Cleanup, volunteer opportunity
Kona ice- Shaved ice
Lime- LimeBikes currently distributed on Georgia Southern campus as dockless bike share rental option.
Memory T-Shirt Quilts and Bears- Upcycle/Re-purpose Your favorite T-shirts into a cozy quilt or Teddy Bear to remember someone special. Also Team Totes
Miracles – Exhibit and painting activity for kids
National Association for Music Education, Georgia Southern Chapter – Instrument Making from Trash & Instrument Petting Zoo

Net Impact of Georgia Southern – new student organization focused on sustainability and the economy
NuAir Conditioning LLC – Air cleaning products

Ogeechee Riverkeeper- Demonstrating how our partnerships with Georgia Southern help us promote clean water and how to get involved monitoring your local streams! 
Ogeechee Technical College- Solar panel generator
One Hundred Miles- Interactive activities for families, children, and adults about Georgia’s 100-mile coast and issues affecting our wildlife, water, and landscapes.
Phi MU – Children’s activity: decorating used water bottles and making noise makers with beans
Piña Colada- Piña Coladas
Statesboro Strings Program
Thirty-One Gifts- Gifts, bags, and organization
Tiny Yellow Bungalow – zero waste, plant based, and all natural products like bamboo toothbrushes and reusable produce bags.

UGB Designs- tote bags and other craft goods
Worn Threads-  Reused items to benefit ACTS (Area Christians Together in Service)


GreenFest 2017

Thanks for an amazing 5th annual GreenFest, Statesboro! We had more than 1500 visitors, 40 vendors exhibits and activities, great live music, 20 pallet creations in the pallet challenge, 20 rain barrels constructed in the rain barrel workshop, and 100 volunteers to clean up the Blue Mile with Keep Statesboro, Bulloch Beautiful. Thanks to Smoothie King for the free smoothies, to Braswells for donating some barrels for the rain barrel workshop, to over 100 volunteers for running the event, to Pallet One for sponsoring the Pallet Challenge prizes, to our pallet judges. A green time was had by all!

2017 Event schedule
9:00am Festival begins on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn
10:00am People’s Choice pallet challenge voting begins
11:00am Rain Barrel Workshop – located at the FabLab 59 E. Main – register ONLINE
11:30am People’s Choice voting ends for Pallet Challenge
Pallet Challenge Winners Announced
Live music by the School of Rock 9am-1pm

2017 Exhibitors and Vendors
Angel’s Pallet Gardens – up-cycled pallet gardens and other living decor
Averitt Center for the Arts-recycled art projects
Beautycounter- Certified B Corporation that provides a safer line of personal care items. No animal testing and very environmentally conscious.
Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University-children’s activity
Buy Green- sustainable products for sale
Cindy Male Art and Yoga-vapor apparel leggings and dresses
City of Statesboro Stormwater Utility- watershed/non-point source enviroscape and brochures
Colonial House of Flowers -Succulents/Living Jewelry/Flowers
Dogwood Alliance-information and pledge cards for the #Stand4Forests GA campaign
Eagle Power Racing – drive an electric cars and purchase laser engraved wood coasters made at the FabLab
East Georgia State College-educational exhibits, live honeybee exhibit and Cotton Market Bags
Georgia Forestry Commission-Pine tree ID, Woodsy Owl
Georgia Ports Authority-sustainability initiatives and Ollie the Otter Coloring books
Georgia Southern: Alternative Breaks Program- Marketing/tabling to share about the Alternative Break program/opportunities
Georgia Southern University Division of Facilities Services  Fun-filled interactive informational booth highlighting the sustainability projects undertaken by the Division of Facilities.
Georgia Southern Green Ambassadors- make your own fire starter kit
Georgia Southern Museum-Sustainable Solutions Exhibit
Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability-Environmental Sustainability Concentration Practicum (2)
Georgia Southern-
Natural History Collections –  educational specimens mainly from the Tick collection, as well as some coloring books and tick tattoos.
Georgia Southern – TriBeta Biological Honors Society – recycling activity for younger audiences
Goodwill Southeast Ga.-Recycling and Repurposing – Electronics Recycling
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County –  exhibit of our program and our involvement with Blue Mile Revitalization.

Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful (City of Statesboro)-Blue Mile litter cleanup
Memory T-Shirt Quilts-Recycled/repurposed/upcycled t-shirts into quilts and totes and teddybears
Metter Meats-Mckenzie’s Homemade sausage, party wings, bnls ribs, chicken poppers
Ogeechee Riverkeeper-Exhibit on the Ogeechee River watershed, a collection of freshwater aquatic macroinvertebrates, and information on the river basis of Georgia.
Ogeechee Technical College-Solar power generator
Smoothie King -Blend your own smoothie on the Center for Sustainability’s blender bike! Smoothie samples and coupons.
Statesboro Humane Society -Dog adoptions, responsible pet ownership, spay/neuter education
Student Dietetic Association (SDA)-Healthy and Environmentally friendly snacks; handouts on healthy eating
The Bees Knees-Backyard beehive installations, honey
The Wildlife Society Club (OTC) -Information booth about the Fish and Wildlife Program at Ogeechee Technical College
Tiny Yellow Bungalow-Ecofriendly Products including bamboo toothbrushes, reusable produce bags, handmade soaps, etc.
Total Wellness Georgia – Bringing natural health and wellness education services to the community

ZemiZen-Vapor Apparel Leggings/Shirts

2017 Media
Georgia Southern Press Release

2016 GreenFest

2016 Exhibitors and Vendors
Averitt Center for the Arts- recycled art projects at the new Roxie Remley Center
Beauty in the Desert- air cleaning plants
Blackwater Preserve-outdoor adventure park
Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern- School group education at the garden; Children’s Vegetable Garden Program
Bulloch County 4-H- youth programs including leadership, environmental and agricultural
Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island – live animals: snakes and turtles
Center for Sustainability – Check in and festival information
City of Statesboro Stormwater Division- Public Education
City of Statesboro- low flow showerheads and commodes
Colonial House of Flowers- Vase and planter upcycling workshop
East Georgia State College- Earth Club exhibit with demos and live bugs, honey bee exhibit, educational activities
Environmental Education Alliance-membership opportunities
Georgia Forestry Commission- organization information and tree cookie game for kids to determine how old trees are
Georgia Ports Authority- sustainable initiatives information and coloring books for the kids
Georgia Southern Museum -Sustainable Solutions traveling exhibit for schools
Georgia Southern Division of Facilities – sustainable initiatives embarked on by Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern Health and Kinesiology class- recipes and samples featuring ingredients from local farmers
Georgia Southern FYE class- upcycling plastic bottles and children’s activities
Georgia Southern Sustainability Practicum exhibits: Using GIS to Assess Disaster Resiliency of Critical Infrastructure, Pallet Bird Houses, Construction Waste Recycling, Interpretive Signs for Campus Sustainability Resources,
Georgia Southern University Wildlife Center- live animals and artifacts
Green Ambassadors- Make, grow, and throw seed bombs
GreenWraps- Reusable Fabric Christmas Wrapping Bags, Micro Mitts & Travel Jewelry bags
Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County – repurposing items from the ReStore
Hippychick Wearable Art -Earrings made of recycled materials. (Coffee cup sleeves, tissue boxes, scrap paper, gift bags…) – visit us at Hair Studio 101 located at 13 South Main Street!
Hunter Cattle Farms- Local, sustainable meats and produce (visit us at the Farmers Market!)
Institute of Coastal Plain Science – biological collections and tick coloring books
Lisa Lansford- Washable / Reusable replacements for disposable “Swiffer” dusters
Memory T-Quilts and Totes- upcycling t-shirts into quilts and tote bags
Metter Meats – Mckenzie’s fresh homemade sausage, chicken poppers, bnls ribs, party wings, hot dogs, coke & pepsi products
Oconee River Land Trust- information about private and public land conservation with a “green” activity and crafts for kids
Office Depot/Max- Recycling services and post consumer/recycled products
Ogeechee Technical College – Solar portable generators
Ogeechee Technical College Fish and Wildlife Management Program-mammal identification and forestry tools
ReTails – reused items: proceeds go to support the Humane Society
Small Business Development Center- Living Green Wall, tips on growing sustainable and eating healthy (at City Campus)
The Future Veterinarians Society- educate the public about the Heart of Dixie Equine Rescue
Tiny Yellow Bungalow- natural earth friendly products including bamboo toothbrushes, reusable shopping bags, organic soap, and shampoo bars
Tormenta Soccer Team
TriBeta Club – recycled craft activity
UGA/Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens- Ask-A-Master Gardener session and kids seed planting activities
UGB Designs – sustainable tote bags, note pads, and home décor items
ZemiZen- sustainable athletic apparel

2016 Media Coverage
Georgia Southern Press Release
Statesboro Magazine (pp. 38-39)


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 and the City of Statesboro.
Student Sustainability Fees at Work!

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


Last updated: 3/8/2021

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