Give Green a Chance Green Fair April 13

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair, April 13 from 2–5pm, offers entertainment for all ages and eco-friendly ideas to incorporate into your daily life. This annual event attracts hundreds of people to the library for live music, demonstrations, crafts, and live animals. Most of the action will be in Marvin Auditorium or outside the library.

Learn about electronics recycling provided by Asset LifeCycle and paper shredding by Jayhawk File Express.

Visitors to the Green Fair take home ideas for sustainable farming, making a home more energy-efficient, recycling and reducing waste – plus free giveaways including a lilac bush and a bookmark you can plant! Kids and teens can sort through tables of junk to make into beautiful art projects to take home.

While you’re here, pick up books, magazines and other resources on living green. Staff will be available to help you browse the Lawn & Garden neighborhood.

As part of the fair, you can retire your old, damaged or soiled flag at the library. Look for the colorful bin in the rotunda now through April 13. American Legion Post 421 will properly dispose of them after the Fair.

Here’s the list of vendors participating in this year’s Green Fair:
Asset Recycling
Capital City Wellness
Friends of the Kaw River
Habitat for Humanity
Helping Hands Humane Society
Iwig Dairy
Jayhawk File Express
Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
Kansas Dept of Wildlife
Kansas Green Schools
Kaw Valley Bike Club
Keep America Beautiful
Little Free Libraries
National Park Service (Brown vs Board)
Orchard Hill Alpacas
Saving Death Row Dogs
Shawnee Co. Conservation District
Shawnee Co. Extension
Shawnee Co. Master Gardners
Shawnee Co. Recycling Dept
Sierra Club
Smalley Energy Products
Topeka Community Cycle Project
Topeka Natural Food Co-op
Topeka Roundup Club
Topeka Sustainability Advisory Board
Topeka Zoo
Urban Chickens
Water Pollution Control
Westar Energy

 

 

A public relations professional, editor and writer, Lisa shares the library story in her blog posts, in the bimonthly Library News, and media interviews. A self-described social media and news nut, Lisa harnesses that passion to raise awareness and understanding of the library's vital role in this community.

  • Melissa Wellman

    We’re looking into implementing a “green” policy at Heartland. Will this fair be applicable to companies, as well? More specifically, will there be vendors that sell “green” products, such as coffee cups, recycling containers, etc?