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Friday, April 15, 2016

Greenfest tomorrow



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.

Paper Shredding

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



Click the image for a printable version.

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!

For more information, please contact Alan Wilcom at awilcom@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-6433. "


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