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First Green Festival Comes to Twp. Saturday

Event will exhibit methods to have more sustainable ways of living.

For the first time in Washington Township,  will host a Green Living Festival this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., where vendors and green-minded people alike can share their ideas of sustainability with attendees.

In an effort to help attain silver certification from Sustainable Jersey, the Washington Township Green Team came up with the plan earlier this year and will see it to fruition this weekend.

The event will showcase 40 vendors exhibiting their knowledge and products during the five-hour stretch and will be a “forum for sharing information and activities about conservation,” said township employee Andrew Coppola.

Coppola, also a member of the Washington Township Green Team, will help organize the event with other members of his team in addition to members of the Mansfield Township Green Team and Califon Business Association.

Exhibits will be showcased in the Rock Spring Park pavilion, inside the , and documentaries will be shown at the , Coppola said.

Funding for the event has come through donations, Municipal Alliance Committee funds, Clean Communities funds and registration fees from the vendors, Coppola said. No grants or township money has been allocated toward the festival.

Food and live music will also be available at the event.

The Washington Township Green Team currently has the bronze certification through Sustainable Jersey, Coppola said. The all-volunteer group has also taken part in a business and produce production project and is working on promoting more biking and walking areas in town.

For more information about the Green Living Festival, visit the township’s website here. 

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