Green Fest, an event full of fun and information about sustainability and the environment is set for 5-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.
The event is designed to educate the campus and community on ways to use sustainable practices to protect the environment. It is free and open to the public, and will feature demonstrations, educational booths, family activities and art.
Green Fest also will feature a concert on William J. Livsey Field by The Fiddleheads, a group of North Georgia alumni who appeared this year on the TV show, “America’s Got Talent.”
“We are excited about this evening full of events that encourage eco-collaboration between the campus and the community,” said Brian West, president of the student environmental coalition gRRReen Team.
Several community and campus groups will provide information on topics that include daily sustainable practices, vermiculture, composting, community service opportunities, sustainable date ideas, repurposing, recycling, clothing swaps and places to hike.
Family activities include recycle relays, face painting and painting a hiking pole. T-shirts will be given to the first 500 students who visit at least 10 booths.
Green Fest also will mark the launch of the Bike Share program, started by the North Georgia Sustainability Task Force. The bicycles, painted in a conspicuous zebra stripe pattern, will be distributed to different parts of campus as free transportation across campus.
The evening will end with an outdoor showing of the animated movie “Wall-E” on the drill field, free and open to the public.