Monday, March 23, 2015

Montgomery County GreenFest This Saturday

Gather up the family to celebrate our local environment and learn more about ways you can play a part in greening your community at the Montgomery County GreenFest this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus and Jesup Blair Local Park. Activities include:

  • 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

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