Sustain Southern hosting Green Fest, promoting green lifestyles

Sustain Southern hosting Green Fest, promoting green lifestyles

Ashlynn Melnyk, Corespondent

Partnering with the Main Street Farmers Market, Sustain Southern will host its 8th annual Green Fest Saturday, educating visitors on what it means to live green.

There will be live music and green exhibits, vendors and workshops, all in the name of sustainability. 

A variety of vendors will be attending this event, ranging from live honeybee displays to the promotion of hydroponics.

Sustain Southern at Georgia Southern’s mission is “To increase positive behavior through education and awareness on sustainability issues on campus and in the community, to provide incentives for faculty, staff, and students to incorporate sustainability in research, teaching and service, to form partnerships with local community to improve sustainability and to implement best practices in sustainability at Georgia Southern.” 

Greenfest is open to the public, and will be hosted at the Bulloch county courthouse and downtown on October 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Here’s the full list of exhibits and vendors as found on GS’ Green Fest page:

Athletics Sustainability – Gameday recycling information

Botanic Gardens at Georgia Southern University – Children’s activity

Cast & Grey Botanical – House plants and related accessories

Cindy Make Art & Yoga – Fine art prints and Earth Rhythm Light Reflectors

East Georgia State College – Live honeybee display; educational info related to honeybees; giveaways (market bags, pens, sunglasses, etc.)

Georgia Forestry Commission – Information on tree planting and fertilization

Georgia Southern Facilities Services – Educational and Interactive game to educate the public on the sustainability operations at Georgia Southern University

Goodwill Southeast Georgia – Electronics Recycling

Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful – City Wide Cleanup

LiteFoot Company– Mobile Refillery and Sustainable HomeGoods company

Ogeechee Riverkeeper – Environmental Education, water conservation, kids activities, volunteer signup, memberships, swag and ORK merchandise

Savannah Hydroponics – promoting Hydroponics and organic gardening

Savannah Refillery – Providing people with a way to purchase everyday essentials using their own containers, as well as reusable non-toxic and eco-friendly home and lifestyle goods

Spanish Moss Macramé – Macramé products

UGB Designs – Variety of handmade items – some from scrap fabric