2017 Mercer Green Fest on March 18, 2017 at Rider University
More than 75 eco friendly businesses, including Terhune Orchards, will be offering information and incentives to help you go green and save money at the Mercer Green Fest (formerly known as the Living Local Expo) on Saturday March 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Rider University Student Recreation Center, which is located on the main campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville. The fair is free and open to the public, rain or shine. The day is fun for the whole family and has expanded to partner with nine communities throughout Mercer County. All Mercer county residents are invited to join in on having fun going green!
Visitors can learn about a wide variety of sustainability issues and exciting community projects such as bike trails, food waste recycling programs, energy efficiency, electric car display, health, exercise and wellness, and science fair projects from area schools.
An indoor farmers market will feature a great variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, honey as well as flowers, plants, herbs and artisan food products. Local farmers include Chickadee Creek Farm, Cherry Grove Farm and Terhune Orchards. Unique specialty products by Frank’s Pickled Peppers, Tassot Apiaries, Les Delices d’Annelise, Sweets by Lovey and Wildflour Bakery Cafe. A family friendly lunch celebrating locally grown and seasonal ingredients will be available for purchase all day from Terhune Orchards.
There’s plenty for the kids to do too. This year’s event will feature the Grammy Award nominated Miss Amy’s Band. The Green Planet band, a trio of siblings aged 8-11 will play 60’s and 70’s, “Recycling Rock n’ Roll One Song at a Time.”
Eyes of the Wild will be presenting a show on animals. The Grand Falloons, 20 year veterans of New York City’s Big Apple Circus will present a show on Recycling.
The Mercer Sustainability Coalition invites all area artists to participate in our Upcycled From Trash to Treasure Art Exhibit and Contest at the Green Fest this year. Celebrate the recycling mantra of recycle – reduce – reuse – and recycle through art and show off your creative use of reused materials.
The Mercer Green Fest is presented by the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition which is comprised of Ewing Green Team, Hopewell Green Team, Lawrence Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee (ERSGAC), Trenton Green Team, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, West Windsor Environmental Commission Mercer County Office of Sustainability and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
For more information on the Mercer Green Fest visit www.mercergreenfest.org
Entertainment for the whole family:
11am-12 p.m.- Miss Amy’s Band
1-2 p.m. – Eyes of the Wild wildlife show
2 pm-3 pm The Grand Falloons, show about recycling
3-4 p.m. The Green Planet
Lia Nielsen of Simply Sustainable
“ Solar Panels for Your Home: Who, What, Where, When , Why, How”
Jim Waltman of Rethink Energy
“The choice is clear. Renewable energy can’t wait!” Scott Needham of Princeton Air “Home Energy Audits”
Kimberly Hoff of NJ Clean Energy “Save Money and Energy at Home through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program”
Katherine Biggins of C-Change “The Science of Climate Change”
“What Solar Panel Project is Right for You?” Sonya Michaluk “Consequences of Fracking”