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

Keep the Green Theme on St. Paddy’s Day Weekend at the Mercer Green Fest

The Mercer Green Fest – Promoting Green Living for Mercer County Families (latest updates)

The Mercer County Sustainability Coalition suggests that you keep the green theme on St. Paddy’s Day weekend and attend the Mercer Green Fest on Saturday, March 18th! The Ewing Green Team invites all Ewing residents to join them at the 11th annual green fair in the Mercer County area, the Mercer Green Fest, formerly called the Living Local Expo!  The festival will be at Rider University’s Student Recreation Center located on the main campus in Lawrence Township.  It is free and open to the public and will run from 11 am until 4 pm.  The event will feature live entertainment, local sustainable businesses, sustainable community groups, and a farmer’s market, local fresh food at our lunch café, demonstrations, and speakers throughout the day.  There will be fun for the whole family!

More than 70 eco-friendly businesses and organizations will be offering information and incentives to help you go green and save money. Visitors can learn about a wide variety of sustainability issues and exciting community projects such as bike trails, food waste recycling programs, energy efficiency, electric cars, health, exercise & wellness, and science fair projects from area schools. Don’t’ miss the Ewing schools, represented by the Ewing High Robotics Club and the Antheil Garden Club.

Entertainment

The event will feature entertainment for the whole family:

  • Miss Amy, Ewing’s own GRAMMY Nominated Artist Author/Educator, musician and Fitness Pro, will rock and roll with the kids at this year’s Festival from 11am -12 noon.
  • Eyes of the Wild: Traveling Zoo will take the stage from 1 pm – 2 pm and introduce children of all ages to a selection of exotic and touchable animals.
  • The Grand Falloons will put on their recycling and a science show with juggling, magic, comedy, song and dance from 2 pm – 3 pm.

Local Food

The local farmers will be on hand and have a great array of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as flowers, plants, herbs, and artisan food products for sale. A family friendly lunch celebrating locally grown and seasonal ingredients will also be available for purchase all day.

Speakers

This year’s Green Fest is a celebration of what we can do locally to advance our neighborhoods’ environmental quality and sustainability. You can help reduce the negative impacts of global climate change by acting locally in how you use energy in your home and business.  This will also save you money in your energy bills over the long run.  This year’s speaker program will highlight energy sustainability as well as provide a couple of thoughtful additions on climate change and fracking.

  1. Saving money and energy at home through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program.
  2. Princeton Air will present on Home Energy Audits that can give you a plan of what to address first in your home or business to be more energy efficient
  3. Three presentations on going solar for your home or business.
  4. The science of Climate Change
  5. The Consequences of Fracking.

We encourage Green Fest visitors to attend these short presentations and stop off at a table to learn more.  Then turn these suggestions into actions!

The Arts

Art is an important part of a sustainable community! Everyone can have fun with our Art all Day area designing creative art and crafts. Art Has No Boundaries, a Ewing art organization dedicated to promoting the arts in our community, will insure a great time for all at the crafts table.

Giveaways

The Rider University Schimek Family Fitness Center will be open and some lucky visitor will get a free year membership!

Bring your whole family, meet your neighbors, enjoy the afternoon and learn how Mercer County area residents and businesses are building sustainable communities. For more information about the Mercer Green Fest go to mercergreenfest.org.

The Mercer Green Fest is organized by the Mercer Sustainability Coalition, a partnership of green teams, environmental commissions and sustainability organizations in Mercer County. The Ewing Green Team is a founding member. For more information contact the Ewing Green Team at ewinggreenteam@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, March 18
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Rider University Student Recreation Center
Cost: Free and Open to the public