Envirofest: Sustainable Living In Action
Saturday, May 5th – Save the Date
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Green Valleys Association
As we all become more aware of today’s important environmental issues such as global warming and its affect on the environment, more and more emphasis is being placed on how each of us, as individuals, can decrease our daily impact on the environment.
One of the best ways for us to make a difference is to begin to observe and change our habits, and to learn how we can promote Sustainable Living.
To help people better understand the concept of sustainable living and make a difference in their community, Green Valleys Association’s 2007 Envirofest theme is Sustainable Living in Action. This family-fun event offers advice, information and programs on how we can minimize our individual impacts on the environment every day by creating less pollution and reducing our energy consumption. The festival is held at our197-acre educational center, Welkinweir, located in northern Chester County on 1368 Prizer Road off route 100, south of Rt 23. The event is free to the public
Embracing the theme of “Sustainable Living In Action,” Envirofest will offer exhibits, demonstrations, “How-To” Clinics, interactive educational programs, short films, outdoor recreation activities, a 5K Walk/Run, and much more.
Regional experts will present hands-on demonstrations and clinics on a variety of topics, including:
• saving money and the environment with green architecture and renewable energy
• water well maintenance
• home composting techniques
• organic gardening
• cooking with locally-grown and organic foods
• tips on using environmentally-friendly household products and services.
You’ll be able to use much of what you learn at Envirofest as soon as you get home!
In addition to learning about sustainable living, the whole family can enjoy a day in the great outdoors by taking part in a nature walk, fishing on the pond, slithering with snakes, and engaging in environmentally-themed games.
Living in a sustainable manner is essential to protect and preserve not only our environment but also the health of our families, and future generations. In making the world a more livable and healthy place, we not only improve our own lives but the lives of those around us.
For information on getting involved in clinics, being an exhibitor, or joining the Envirofest Committee, please contact Catharine Swan, Executive Director, 610-469-4610.