The festival will highlight sustainable living practices, environmentally friendly activities, and “green” businesses in Frederick County. Families are invited to come out, meet their neighbors and learn how Frederick County residents and business are striving to live and work more sustainably. The first 200 families will receive a free tree from the Frederick County Forestry Board booth.
Hands-on activities and crafts will be offered, and there will be live acoustic music all day sponsored and organized by Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise. There will be more than 35 local “green” vendors offering information and products promoting environmentally sustainable practices and actions. Full festival website with sponsor information is here…
Specific events are scheduled as follows:
9 a.m.: A Sustainability Bike Tour will show “green” practices in action around the City of Frederick.
10 a.m.: Festival Opens! VIP Bluegill Release at the Lake dock.
–Family-Friendly Activity Area OPENS – hosted by Frederick County OSER
-Local “green” vendors – See vendor list
-Electric\Hybrid Vehicle Display
10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.: Students from area schools will release blue gill fish into the lake.
11 a.m.: Volunteers will help pick up trash along the creek and in the park. Gather at the Festival MeetUp tent prior to 11 a.m.
Music & Speaker Tent (Full music schedule details here…)
10:00 a.m. Rick Hill performs
10:45 a.m. Green Neighbor Tip: Rain Harvesting by Claire Hudson
11:00 a.m. John DuRant performs
11:45 a.m. Green Neighbor Tip: Vermicomposting by Linda Norris-Waldt
12:00 p.m. Safe Harbor performs
12:45 p.m. Green Neighbor Tip: Right Tree, Right Place by Jenny Willoughby
1:00 p.m. The Plants perform
1:45 p.m. Green Neighbor Tip: Green Homes Challenge by Lisa Orr
2:00 p.m. Toya Marie and Friends perform
2:45 p.m. Green Neighbor Tip: Composting by Phil Westcott
3:00 p.m. Ony Maybe performs
After the festival, at 7 p.m.: Watch a film screening of “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at Hood College. Opening remarks will be made by Ben Friton of Can YA Love & Forested, LLC. Question & Answer period will occur after the film. Refreshments will be offered by Hood Environmental Action Team (HEAT).
The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Simonson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the festival main website.
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The Green Neighbor Festival Committee consists of the Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, Friends of Baker Park, the Frederick County Office of Environmental Sustainability and Environmental Resources, the City of Frederick, and GreenFrederick.org.