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
9:00am Festival begins on Bulloch County Courthouse lawn and along East Main Electronics Recycling dropoff (Goodwill and Dell) – ongoing throughout the festival: location TBA (no tube tv’s accepted) Great American Cleanup – ongoing throughout the festival Live Music by the School of Rock 9am-1pm
2019 Exhibits and Vendors (more added each week) Advanced Services Pest Control- Green/Natural pest control Botanical Garden at Georgia Southern University-children’s activity 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 East Georgia State College- Educational exhibit: EGSC honeybee display, children’s activity booklets, give-away items. 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 – Gibson Lab- Hymenopteran Diversity Survey- Information on citizen science, plant/pollinator relationships, and hymenopteran fun facts Georgia Southern – Green Ambassadors – tie dye cloth napkins 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 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- Henderson Library- Book giveaway: reduce, reuse, recycle, re-read! Georgia Southern Department of Biology – Saving Nuthatches” information r.e. the conservation of the Brown-headed Nuthatch (BHNU), a climate endangered bird species. 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 UGB Designs- handmade items – some from recycled materials 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 12:00pm 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 www.instagram.com/daisymetalworks 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 GSU 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, GSU 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 GSU 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)
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 12:00pm 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
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
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 Starbucks
Raffle items donated by The Flower Girl LA Waters Hunter Cattle On Time Fashion Healthy Day Spa Starbucks
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!