Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Green It

Green, Green, Green. It’s a buzz word I know you’re hearing a lot right now. But, what does it really mean - to “be green?” Is it just a matter of recycling your paper and plastics? Perhaps it’s referring to composting your kitchen waste instead of tossing it in the trash? Or, maybe it’s taking a shorter shower to conserve a little water. Truly, it’s all of these things and so much more. You really can BE as green as you want. But, maybe you just need a little guidance - a push in the right “green” direction.

Well, mark your calendars, the first ever Greenfest Indy 2010 is heading to the Toyota Expo Hall from March 26th to the 28th.

According to Tina Jesson with Green Fest Expos, Inc., event organizer and promoter, “the expo’s purpose is to take green mainstream with the aim of informing, educating, and connecting businesses with consumers in our community.” Ultimately, the goal is to “be a little greener everyday.”

Promoters also hope the festival will create greater public awareness and easy access to resources available in Indianapolis and surrounding areas by hosting passionate individuals, green and eco-freindly businesses, and non-profit groups who are taking a small step in “being a little greener everyday. “

Many fun and family-friendly exhibits will be available along with educators, vendors with healthy food options, and community activities for kids and grown-ups alike.

Speakers include TV personality and Green Living Expert, Sara Snow. You may remember her from her early days as a Fox-59 morning news anchor? Now a best selling author of Sara Snow’s Fresh Living and host of the Discovery Channel’s “Get Fresh with Sara Snow”, Sara will share her enviable green living expertise with all attendees. Also speaking is Timothy Gray, an architect, educator and environmental advocate with extensive expertise in sustainable design.

Though this is the first of its kind in Indianapolis, promoters anticipate attendance will reach over 10,000 for the three day event. Expo sponsorships will be split into five Zone areas: Reduce It, Recycle It, Re-Use It, Re-new, Green Businesses & Jobs, Organic & Health. If you are interested in more information, please visit www.greenfestindy.com.

Submitted by Angie Foreman

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