Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Future!
Bring the whole family out for exhibits, speakers, recycling, live music and kids’ activities. The Green Fest is on June 8th at the Prisco community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Get energized and motivated by sustainable community organizers in the Fox Valley. It’s free!
New this year: BATS!!! A bat can eat 7000 mosquitoes in one day! Come and see our little furry and slightly scary friends. Pet a snake from the Phillips Park Zoo. Enjoy CHICKENS, BABY GOATS and LOCAL FARMERS – bringing natural and local food closer to you. And late breaking news: We will have a Tesla Roadster as part of our Green Car Show! Highlights include:
- Green car show–Tesla Roadster, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Fed-Ex All-electric truck, and more
- Kids activities
- Rain barrels and eco-friendly home and personal products for sale
- On-site recycling—Styrofoam, electronics, cell-phones, compact florescent light bulbs, and old medications, sponsored by Fox Metro.
- “Shred-it-and-forget-it” secure document disposal
- Sustainable local food – find a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) source for fresh weekly food pickups!
“It’s our fourth year in Aurora, and we are bringing together the brightest stars in our environmental community to create the most exciting Green Fest ever,” said Mavis Bates, Chairman. “Our emphasis this year is to raise awareness for making positive changes in our daily lives, from the food we eat, to the cars we drive, to the choices we make every day that affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our whole quality of life.”
The event combines local businesses with environmental non-profits. It is an opportunity for people with an interest in greener living to meet local non-profit environmental groups, eco-businesses, including sustainable energy businesses, local farmers, and healthy home advocates.
This is a family-friendly event, with plenty of activities for kids. Children’s activities will include art projects from recycled objects, face painting, nature-themed balloon creations, and “kids teaching kids”.
Aurora Green Fest is a fun way to learn more about sustainable practices and resources in the community, and meet local people and businesses that share an interest in preserving the earth. For information on the festival please visit www.auroragreenfest.com and “Like” Aurora Green Fest on Facebook.