Brick Shorebeat will be among numerous local businesses featured at this weekend’s annual Green Fair event, which will include over 60 exhibitors and vendors that will provide information on sustainability, conservation, stewardship, reduced consumption and the environment.
Local “green” services and products, including crafts and artisan creations, will also be available. A focus of this year’s Green Fair is participation by environmentally focused groups from several township schools and local scouting groups.
“We are excited to highlight some green initiatives and projects from several of the township school and youth groups,” said Mayor John Ducey, in a statement. “These young people will have a chance to display and share what they are learning, while also networking with individuals and groups from our community who are committed to environmentalism.”
The fair will also feature a number of vendors who participate in the township’s Farmer’s Market, which had a successful inaugural season last year and will be returning to Windward Beach Park next month.
Other highlights of the Green Fair include:
- Free tree seedlings distributed by the Shade Tree Commission as part of their Arbor Day initiative
- Volunteer/support opportunities with local non-profits and organizations
- The New Jersey Electric Auto Association (NJEAA), including display vehicles and information
- Solar energy and green design professionals
- Gardening advice and support
- Door prizes and refreshments
Shorebeat, for its part, will display environmental and nature photography and video from around Brick Township, and give residents the opportunity to meet with those behind their local digital news source (we’re saving trees every day!).
The Green Fair will be held this Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the East Gym at Brick Township High School. It is presented by the Township Green Team, Environmental Commission, Recreation Department and Tourism Development Commission.