Going Green with GreenFest!

Alia Lewis

For the average college student, global warming is a pretty well-known topic. Fortunately, the Center for Sustainability is taking action against this alarming problem by hosting “GreenFest 2014”

“GreenFest is a fun-filled, community sustainability celebration packed with green exhibits, vendors and workshops to educate visitors about green living.” As told by the Center for Sustainability.

Simply put, GreenFest teaches and encourages sustainable solutions for your everyday life.

There will be a multitude of activities and vendors for students to enjoy. For True Blue football fans who think that living green and tailgating can’t mix, there will be a workshop teaching students simple ways to make their tailgate sustainable and eco-friendly.

GreenFest provides “simple sustainable solutions to the problem of waste,” Lisa Leege, director of the Center of Sustainability, said.

Students will also be able to listen to live music, learn about non-toxic household cleaners and eco-friendly lighting options, participate in a nutrition class, ride electric go-carts sponsored by The Clubhouse and much more.

“It’s clear that we’re using our resources at a rate we can’t maintain. GreenFest is all about learning to consume our resources so they’re here for our children and grandchildren”, Leege said.

After participating in GreenFest, students will also be able to take part in the local farmers market. Students can buy fresh and sustainable foods from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

You can go to the farmer’s market and get your sustainable foods then come to GreenFest and learn about those foods and the environment, Leege said.

All students are encouraged to attend GreenFest and learn how to lessen their impact on the environment. It will be held Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Bulloch County Courthouse Lawn.

GreenFest is free for everyone and open to the public.

The Schedule for GreenFest 2014

9 a.m. – Green story telling by the Statesboro Regional Library 

9:30 a.m. – Sharing the toxic truth workshop: Presented by The Healthy Home Company 

10 a.m.- Green story telling by the Statesboro Regional Library 

10:15 a.m.- Green your Lunchbox workshop: make tie dyed napkins and reusable sandwich boxes with the Center for Sustainability 

11 a.m.- Green story telling by the Statesboro Regional Library as well as book readings throughout the morning

11:15 a.m.- Worm compost bin workshop:participants will make their own worm bin with the Center for Sustainability

11:45 a.m.- Green Your Game Day workshop: participants will learn fun, sustainable ways to tailgate with the Center for Sustainability

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Live music by Pladd Dot’s School of Rock