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Mercer Green Fest on St Patty’s Day will be greener than ever

by MercerMe Staff

Even more “green,” on St Patrick’s Day this year, the Mercer Green Fest (formerly known as the Living Local Expo) will host more than 75 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools offering information and incentives to help you go green and save money. The event will be held on Saturday March 17, 2018 from 11am until 4pm in the Rider University Student Recreation Center, located on the main campus at 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ.

Mercer Green Fest promotes green living for Mercer County families, and 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 and 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 is not just about music — she gets everyone dancing which is a great form of exercise. Eyes of the Wild will be presenting a show on wildlife, and always bring fascinating wild animals for children of all ages. 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 at www.sustainablelawrence.org.

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