2018 Mercer Green Fest at Rider University

Date/Time

Mar 17, 2018
11:00 AM until 04:00 PM

Description

More than 75 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools 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 17, 2018 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, NJ.

 

Mercer Green Fest, which promotes green living for Mercer County families, is presented by Mercer County Sustainability Coalition.  All Mercer county residents are invited to join in on having fun going green! Bring the whole family and invite your neighbors. Wear green to the Mercer Green Fest on St. Patrick’s Day.

The fair is free and open to the public, rain or shine. 

 

All Mercer county residents are warmly welcome!

Visitors can learn about a wide variety of sustainability issues and exciting community projects such as:

 

  • energy efficiency
  • electric car display
  • health, exercise, and wellness
  • walking and bike trails
  • food waste recycling programs
  • science fair and robotics projects from area schools and groups
     

An indoor farmers market will feature a great variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and honey as well as flowers, plants, herbs, and artisan food products. A family friendly lunch celebrating locally grown and seasonal ingredients from Terhune Orchards will be available for purchase all day.

There's plenty for the kids to do too.  This year's event will feature the Grammy Award nominated Miss Amy’s Band. Her performance isn’t just about music; she gets them dancing which is a great form of exercise. Eyes of the Wild will be presenting a show on wildlife. They always bring fascinating wild animals for children to interact with. Lyle Rowling, owner of Advanced Solar, AKA Solar Man will show kids how solar energy is made with a solar panel.

Artists from Artworks Trenton will display works that are upcycled from trash. Demonstrations throughout the day will show visitors how to make their own upcycled art.

 

The Mercer Green Fest is presented by the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition which is comprised of East Windsor Clean Communities Advisory Committee and Environmental Commission, Ewing Green Team and Environmental Commission, Hamilton Township Green Team and Environmental Commission, Hightstown Borough Environmental Commission, Hopewell Valley Green Team, Lawrence Township Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee (ERSGAC), Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability, Robbinsville Township Green Advisory Committee, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, City of Trenton Green Team, and the West Windsor Township Environmental Commission. 

 

Help the fight against hunger. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Homefront and receive a reusable tote bag.

 

For more information on the Mercer Green Fest visit www.mercergreenfest.org

 

Vendors interested in participating in the farmers market can download an application form atwww.sustainablelawrence.org

 

Participating Businesses and Organizations:

   Advanced Solar Products
   Americorps 
   Board of Public Utilities
   Camden County Chickens and “Rosebud” – the Therapy Chicken
   Capital Health
   Cherry Grove Farm

   Exact Solar
   Food and Water Watch 
   Garden Dog
   GEPNA

   Girls Scouts Troop 71605

   Greater Mercer TMA
   Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership
   Green Leaf Painters
   Green Machine Girls Scouts Robotics Team
   Green Team Ministry of Church of St. Ann
   Homefront
   Kristina’s Keepsakes
   Lawrence Hopewell Trail
   Lawrence Nature Center
   Lawrence Township Health Department
   Master Gardeners of Mercer County

   Mercer County Health Department 
   Princeton Air
   Rosedale Mills
   Splash 
   Terhune Orchards
   The BRONC Radio station 
   The Waldorf School
   Womanspace

Location

View map Rider University Student Recreation Center
2083 Lawrenceville Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ

Additional Information

County:

Mercer

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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