2020 Mercer Green Fest on March 14th at Rider University 11am-4pm

Sustainable living highlighted at the annual Mercer Green Fest

The Mercer Green Fest, in its 14th year, has now become a family tradition. Come one and all to this annual FREE, fun, entertaining, and educational festival! Rain or shine, we are expecting over 100 vendors including sustainable businesses, farmers market, non-profit organizations, school and student projects, art, energy programs, and much more.

There will be lots to do and see. Electric cars are becoming so popular and the Green Fest will feature one of the largest displays on the east coast. Speak with an expert while checking out the different kinds of makes and models available.   The Mercer Transportation Management Association (TMA) will be handing out copies of their new trail network plan just in time for your family to plan a spring bike ride.

Fun for the Kids…

The Green Fest is a family-friendly event with a fantastic live music and show line-up:

  • 11:30am-12:30pm Miss Amy’s Band
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm Tucker’s Tales Puppet Show
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Eyes of the World Zoo
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm Tucker’s Tales Puppet Show
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Solar Man

At least 7 schools and scout groups will be showcasing their sustainable science projects. Children can make their very own puppets. Food and snacks will be available by Terhune Orchards all day with treats such as cider, donuts, soup, chili, cookies, and apples. Plan to spend the afternoon with us!

The Mercer Green Fest is organized by the partners of the Mercer Sustainability Coalition: East Windsor Township, the Ewing Green Team, the Hopewell Valley Green TeamLawrence Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee (ERSGAC), Hightstown Environmental Commission, Sustainable LawrenceSustainable Princeton, the West Windsor Environmental Commission, and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability.

Event Summary

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Rider University Student Recreation Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ.
Cost:  Free and open to the Public

For more information on the Mercer County Green Fest visit https://mercersustainabilitycoalition.org/green_fair/.

2020 Mercer Green Fest on March 14, 2020 at Rider University 11am-4pm

Though still in the planning phase, the green teams and environmental commissions of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition expect to see around 100 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools offering information and incentives to help your family go green and save money at this year’s Mercer Green FestSo save the date – Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 11am-4pm and join us at the Fest at the Rider University Student Recreation Center on the main campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ.

All Mercer County residents are invited to come have fun while learning how to make more environmentally friendly decisions such as “refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle”. Bring the whole family and invite your neighbors! The Green Fest is free and open to the public, rain or shine.  Local eco-vendors and non-profit organizations, as well as our local school representatives are invited to inform visitors about healthy & clean water, electric vehicles, new biking paths & walking trails, plastic & food waste recycling, wellness & fitness, and other community projects.   To register go to our Vendor Sign Up page at mercersustainabilitycoalition.org/green_fair/vendor-sign-up/

There will be plenty of exciting activities for the kids too! This year’s event will feature the Grammy Award nominated Miss Amy’s Band from 11:30am-12:30pm. Miss Amy’s performance isn’t just about listening to the music. She will get the kids up and dancing which is lively form of exercise. Eyes of the Wild will be back and presenting a show on wildlife from 1-2pm. They will showcase fascinating wild animals for children to interact with. Lyle Rowling, owner of Advanced Solar, AKA Solar Man, will demonstrate how solar energy is made with a solar panel from 2-3pm. Listen to the sounds of School of Rock from 1-3pm.

Local artists will display and sell pieces made of upcycled trash. Demonstrations throughout the day will show visitors how to make their own art from transformed by-products and waste materials.

The Mercer Green Fest is presented by the members of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition including East Windsor Township, the Ewing Green Team, the Hightstown Environmental Commission, the Hopewell Valley Green Team, the Mercer County Office of Planning, Sustainable Lawrence, Sustainable Princeton, The Watershed Institute,  and the West Windsor Environmental Commission. Visit your hometown green team table to talk about upcoming community projects.

For more information on the Mercer County Green Fest visit mercersustainabilitycoalition.org/green_fair/

Participating Businesses and Organizations to date (and more to come):

 

Save the Date for the 2020 Mercer Green Fest

The Ewing Green Team invites you to get into green living this spring at the Mercer Green Fest. This event is still in the planning stages, but typically around 90 ecofriendly businesses, organizations, and schools join us to offer information and incentives to help you go green and save money.  This year’s Green Fest will be held on Saturday March 14, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 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.

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; electric cars -let us inform your next car purchase with our display of over 30 EVs, the largest display in NJ; walking and bike trails; recycling information; science fair and robotics projects from area schools and groups; and much more.

Don’t forget to check out our indoor farmers market which will feature a great variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and pickles as well as flowers, plants, herbs, and artisan food products.

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.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Rider University Student Recreation Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Cost: Free and open to the public

 

2019 Mercer Green Fest Highlights

Get into green living this coming weekend 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 on Saturday March 16, 2019 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.

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
  • largest electric car display in NJ 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

  • Ewing’s own, Miss Amy, our local GRAMMY Nominated Artist Author/Educator, musician and Fitness Pro, will rock and roll with the kids at this year’s Festival
  • Eyes of the Wild: Traveling Zoo will once again introduce the kids to the natural world with their traveling wildlife show.
  • 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.

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.

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