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Friday, April 15, 2016
From the Green Fest website:
"Join us for a FREE family event celebrating Earth Month on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Howard Community College in the Burrill Galleria. Over 80 displays will provide easy steps we can take to promote environmental responsibility. Lunch will be available for purchase.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...paper shredding will be offered at GreenFest in Parking Lot F from 10am-2pm or until the trucks are full. Visit our shredding website to learn about what you should and shouldn't shred.
Grand Prize Raffle!
Attend the 2016 GreenFest and enter to win $100 gift certificates to local farms. No purchase necessary - just come and enjoy this fun, free, family event!
2016 Features Grand prize raffle to win $100 gift certificates to local farms Local green businesses and information on sustainable products Native plant sale Children’s nature play space Rain Barrel workshop including 50 free barrels to give away Free compost bin giveaway Workshops and speakers Local farmers selling food, plants and CSA memberships New this year – Intro to Geocaching
2016 Workshop Schedule
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2016 Recycling Collections Goodwill (household items and clothes) Bikes for the World Sneakers (Nike Re-Use a Shoe) New this year - CD/DVDs with or without cases
2016 Sponsors British American Auto Care. Inc Clark's Farm Columbia Association Energy Services Group Green-Living Homes Happy House n' Gardens LLC HoCo Climate Change Howard Commuter Solutions Howard Soil Conservation District Iota Lambda Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Lauren's Garden Service LeafFilter North of Maryland, Inc. Real Food Real Close Relay Foods Solar Energy World Standard Energy Solutions The Howard County Conservancy Transition Howard County University of MD Extension Howard County- Master Gardener Program University of MD Extension Howard County- Watershed Stewards Academy Waste Management Recycle America
Highlights from our 2015 GreenFest: 600+ raffle entries to win a compost tumbler and compost starter kit! Native plant sale all day on the Quad 900 lbs of electronics collected for recycling 12 bikes for Bikes for the World Numerous items collected for Goodwill Children's nature play space Rain barrel workshops including 50 free barrels given away Compost and gardening/landscaping workshops and speakers Free compost bin giveaway Local green businesses and information on sustainable products Lots of FREE STUFF!