The Green Fair is slated for April 16 and offers recycling, demonstrations, plants and planting information, live music, crafts and games.
Rain or shine, the fourth annual Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Green Fair is Saturday, April 16, 2:00–5:00pm. With more than 20 community organizations participating, the Green Fair offers tons of eco-friendly ideas that can be incorporated into your daily life. The Green Fair will be held in Marvin Auditorium and throughout the Youth Services area.
The state’s sesquicentennial inspired us this year. We’re collecting 150 eco-friendly ideas, and you can contribute! Click “Like” on the library’s Facebook page. Look for our Facebook updates asking for your ideas now through April 16. Next, type in your idea for living green. The complete list of ideas will be distributed with your Green Fair map the day of the event.
The first 200 attendees will receive a free lilac bush and sunflower seed packets ready for spring planting. You may also chose to take home other vendor giveaways.
From 2:00-4:00pm bring in your old cell phone, VCR, computer or any electronic device you no longer want and drop it off with Asset LifeCycle to be recycled.
Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the afternoon, from Master Gardeners to energy conservation; you will be able to visit booths with more eco-friendly information needed for daily living. A soil tunnel, gigantic wind generator propeller, live music, and bicycles will inspire the ecologist in all of us and entertain the kids.
The library has materials and resources on living green, and staff will be available to help you browse the Lawn & Garden neighborhood.
The Green Fair is a family-friendly event and the kids will enjoy eco-friendly crafts and games, live animals, and live music. Helping Hands Humane Society will be on site for pet adoptions, or you can make a toy for a shelter cat.
“Every year, we have more people interested in the library’s green initiative,” said Nancy Overmyer, program supervisor. “The library was environmentally friendly long before going green was cool. Borrowing books, and ‘reusing’ makes the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library your place to live green and learn green ideas.”
For a listing of the Green Fair vendors, pick up an April/May edition of connectnow magazine or read the online version here.