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7th Annual Maplewood Green Day Fair


 

Exhibit/Sponsor/Volunteer | Schedule | Getting There

Saturday, May 17, 2014   11 am – 4 pm

Maplewood Memorial Park

WHEN: 11:00 – 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014 

WHERE: Memorial Park between Dunnell Rd. and Maplewood Ave., directly across from NJ Transit Maplewood Station, Maplewood, NJ 

WHAT: Maplewood New Jersey is hosting the 7th annual Green Day fair to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their everyday lives. With an expected turn-out of over 4,000 attendees, the fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations, and over 80 eco-vendors, environmental organizations, health and fitness representatives, organic and local food providers and farmers. Green Day offers a variety of events and activities for all ages. 

  • Access to more than 80 green vendors and exhibitors for the ultimate green shopping experience 
  • Live Animals of the Rain Forest presentations by Rizzo’s Reptiles (show times 12:00 and 1:30 pm) 
  • Kids learning activities with the hands-on science show by Vinny Voltage (show time 11-11:30 am) 
  • Delicious organic and local food from over 10 restaurants and farms 
  • Live bands all day: David Easton Band, Flamenco-Jazz, Hush, Western Spur, Kelly Jin-Hendel 
  • Demonstrations including backyard composting, local food cooking, cloth diapering 
  • Launch of the re:Yard, a local pilot-program to help community members have a more sustainable yard 
  • Adopt-a-park site program, a volunteer litter collection project in Maplewood parks 
  • free monitored bike parking 
  • Planet-friendly fun activities include a giant 25-foot tall rock climbing wall, face painting, kid’s environmental games, and much more 
  • Local educator Virginia Lamb will be doing composting demonstrations at the Green Team booth at 1:00 and 2:00 pm.  The Earth Machine Compost bin will be available to the first 25 people to sign up.  Cost is $55. Questions on composting demonstrations or bins?  e-mail compost.education@yahoo.com
  • Bees wax candle making with YouthNet

WHO: As part of its year-round effort to promote sustainability in the community, the township of Maplewood has a Green Day environmental fair each year. With a long tradition of being a leader in environmental initiatives, the township of Maplewood uses this event to highlight existing programs, share different ways of reducing one’s environmental impact, and engage and teach residents of all ages. The fair is organized by a volunteer committee made up of members of the Maplewood Green Team and municipal leadership and staff. 

BRING: Bikes and trikes, ride-on toys and wagons, reusable water bottles, and shopping bags 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Maplewood Township Committee, PSEG, EcoMatters, Eco Friendly Printer, Soda Stream, Waste Industries, Able Baker, NJ Clean Communities Council and PUR20. 

Green Day Media Advisory 5/5/14.