2018 Mercer Green Fest on March 17th at Rider University

Get into green living on St. Patrick’s Day at the Mercer Green Fest. More than 100 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.

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

  • energy efficiency
  • 21 electric car display so that you can inform your next car purchase.
  • health, exercise, and wellness
  • walking and bike trails
  • food waste recycling programs
  • science fair and robotics projects from area schools and groups

Featured Family Entertainment

  • missamy2010_4x6Miss Amy, our local GRAMMY Nominated Artist Author/Educator, musician and Fitness Pro, will rock and roll with the kids at this year’s Festival from 11: 30 am -12:30.
  • Eyes of the Wild: Traveling Zoo will take the stage from 1:30  pm – 2:30 pm.
  • Lyle Rowling, owner of Advanced Solar, AKA Solar Man will show kids how solar energy is made with a solar panel.

Local Food

An indoor farmers market will feature a great variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and pickles 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.

Focus on the Arts

Art is an important part of a sustainable community! Everyone can have fun with our Craft Corner, designing creative art and crafts.  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 organized by the partners of the Mercer Sustainability Coalition: the Ewing Green Team, the Hopewell Valley Green TeamLawrence Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee (ERSGAC), Sustainable LawrenceSustainable Princeton, the West Windsor Environmental Commission, and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability.

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

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

Thanks to the following Mercer Green Fest sponsors

Trenton ThunderAdvanced Solar ProductsEnviroPhysicsPrinceton AirTerhune Orchards

We would like to thank Mercer Green Fest friends

Schimek Family Fitness CenterDouglas Greene Esq.Princeton Yoga Center

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