Montgomery County GreenFest Schedule and Website Now Live

The Montgomery County GreenFest has announced its event schedule and programming through its new website at montgomerycountygreenfest.org.  The GreenFest will be held from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Cultural Arts Center at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus and Jesup Blair Local Park.

Montgomery County GreenFest logo

GreenFest Activities

Activities at GreenFest include:

    • Opening Ceremony with County Executive Ike Leggett
    • Rope-assisted tree climbing for kids with Montgomery Parks staff
    • An electric vehicle car show
    • Environmentally oriented exhibitors throughout the day
    • Documentary films, in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, including “Racing to Zero,” “ Growing Legacy,” “ Anacostia River: Making Connections” and student films from Montgomery County Public Schools
    • Featured speaker, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses the Monarch Butterfly and what we can do in our own backyards to help restore their population
    • Eight panels and workshops throughout the day on topics ranging from sustainable food to green landscaping, in-home water conservation, electric vehicle ownership and raising environmentally conscious kids
Tree Climbing in Parks

Tree climbing with Montgomery Parks

 

“We are delighted to be one of several organizing partners bringing GreenFest to the entire community,” said Veronique Marier, executive director of Bethesda Green, a local environmental organization. “GreenFest promises to be an extraordinary event for anyone – both kids and adults — interested in pursuing a greener lifestyle. It will also be great fun.”

 

Announcing: New GreenFest Website and Food for Sale

The GreenFest website also features directions to the event, a listing of exhibitors and kid-focused activities. As part of GreenFest’s commitment to reducing its footprint and paper usage, the website was designed for mobile devices so attendees can easily view the schedule on their phones without needing a printed schedule.

Sustainably sourced lunch items, including snacks and vegan options, will be available for purchase through Montgomery College’s foodservice provider, Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services. Attendees who bring a reusable bottle can also receive a discount on drinks, such as lemonades and iced tea.

 

People having fun at GreenFest

 

The Montgomery County GreenFest is organized by a coalition of 13 government and non-profit partners. The goal of GreenFest is to provide County residents with an opportunity to celebrate their local environment and learn more about key ways everyone can play a part in greening their community.
For more information on the Montgomery County GreenFest’s schedule and to contact the organizers, visit the official website at montgomerycountygreenfest.org. Share our hashtag #MCGreenFest on social media and/or watch the 30-second PSA at http://bit.ly/GreenFestPSA30.

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Media Contact: Doug Weisburger, 240-777-7775, douglas.weisburger@montgomerycountymd.gov

Montgomery County Press Release: 2/26/2015