Georgia Southern University’s Center for Sustainability will hold its fifth annual GreenFest event today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Statesboro.
GreenFest, which attracts more than 1,500 visitors annually, will showcase all the region has to offer for sustainable living. The goal of the event is to educate the public about sustainable solutions throughout the community, and to share green resources and eco-friendly ideas in an outdoor festival atmosphere.
About 40 vendors and exhibitors will share information and products to encourage a “green” lifestyle. Festival-goers can enjoy live music, free sustainability workshops, children’s activities and more.
Featured workshops this year will include rain barrels (make your own – pre-register online), green cleaning products, and natural dyes (bring a cloth item to dye). The weekly Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market will offer festival visitors fresh and delicious local produce, baked goods and more. Smoothie King will host the “blender bike” activity to blend your own smoothie.
Also, Keep Statesboro Beautiful is hosting a service opportunity for beautification along the Blue Mile, so volunteers can get their hands dirty and make a difference in the community. Check in on the courthouse lawn to participate.
Entries in the third annual Pallet Challenge will also be on display during GreenFest along Siebald Street, and winners will be announced at noon. Last year’s competition drew entries from as far as Savannah and included pallet planters, picnic tables, coolers and even a pallet car.
For a full schedule of the GreenFest events and to register for the Pallet Challenge and other various activities, visit http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability/events/greenfest/.