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Reduce, reuse, recycle: 7th annual Green Fair set for June 11

Jun 01, 2016 06:33AM, Published by Community News Service, Categories: Today, Community, News



The Bordentown City Green Fair will return for the seventh straight year with more than 50 vendors and exhibits designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. The Green Fair is a free event sponsored by the Bordentown City Green Team and the Bordentown City Environmental Commission. This year’s event will take place rain or shine on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St., accessible via the Bordentown RiverLINE station.

This year’s fair is focused on introducing a variety of sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raising awareness regarding environmental issues and demonstrates how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by incorporating sustainable, eco-friendly products and services into their daily lives. The fair will be packed with with live music and entertainment by Jeff Griesemer, Ian Camp and Chris Kemp, and The Central NJ Ballet Theater; free fitness classes, a plant swap, local food, featured works by local artists and plenty of eco-friendly giveaways and prizes, throughout the day.

“Living a more sustainable lifestyle for now and future generations is becoming more and more popular with consumers by the day. Luckily for us the options to embark on the path to a more eco-friendly aware lifestyle are growing just as rapidly,” said Cindy Gallagher, co-chair of the Bordentown City Green Team. 

A variety of experts will be on hand to discuss energy production and conservation, local food production, health and wellness, plants and wildlife, sustainable art, eco-friendly products and services, outdoor recreation and conservation and planning for a sustainable future.

“In addition to local Bordentown City residents we welcome our neighbors from all over the state to attend the event. It’s important to work together as citizens and residents to protect and preserve natural resources for a more sustainable existence, for us all,” Gallagher said. “The beauty of sustainability is anyone can easily get involved and make a valuable and long-lasting impact. This is what our Green Fair serves to do—educate, experience and share all the tools that are available to us to do so.”

This year’s Green Fair will again feature a Bordentown City bike registration and a donation center for retired American flags, used books and bikes. Another popular retuning activity is a walking tour around the exterior of the historic Guilder House. New this year is a CD and DVD swap.

Visitors to the Green Fair are encouraged to arrive early or stay late to shop and dine locally in the heart of town along Farnsworth Avenue. Although there will be plenty of free parking on site, attendees wishing to help reduce their carbon footprint are encouraged to walk, cycle or take the RiverLine to the Green Fair.

The Bordentown City Environmental Commission is comprised of volunteers who are residents of Bordentown City and are appointed by the Mayor. The Bordentown City Green Team is an official sub-committee of the BCEC made up of volunteers and is charged with implementing Action Items towards certification in the Sustainable Jersey program. Volunteers are always welcome to join the Green Team at any time.

The BCEC advises local officials and the Planning Board regarding environmental issues and acts as a watchdog for environmental problems and opportunities. They inform elected officials and the public, serve on committees, research issues, develop educational programs and advocate for sound environmental policies. Local issues include preservation of open space, promoting walking and bicycling trails and the RiverLine, protection of wetlands and water quality, recycling and energy conservation, and environmental education.

For more information on the Bordentown City Green Fair visit bcec.us/the-green-team.


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