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Living with Wildlife!
April 18, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
Howard Community College
Burrill Galleria and Quad
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RAIN OR SHINE! (Most of GreenFest is inside.)

greenfest postcard 2015 Join us for a FREE family event celebrating Earth Month on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Howard Community College in the Burrill Galleria. Over 80 displays will provide easy steps we can take to promote environmental responsibility. Lunch will be available for purchase.

NOTE: Paper shredding will be offered the WEEK AFTER GREENFEST on April 25th from 9am to 1pm at the Long Gate Park & Ride (exit 1A off of Route 100). 

2015 workshop final greenfest   

(Click on the workshop schedule above for a printable version)

yimby composter

Grand Prize! Enter to win...

Attend the GreenFest on April 18th and pick-up a raffle ticket for your chance to WIN this compost tumbler and starter set (valued at $150)! Be sure to visit the raffle station on the SECOND FLOOR to enter your ticket.  




Recycling Collections


Collections for various recyclable, non-curbside, items will be provided in Classroom CL 162 and the GreenFest Parking Lot.

    Classroom CL 162

    Denim, Binoculars, Sneakers, Eye Glasses, and Cell Phones.

    Parking Lot A

    Electronics, Items for Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Bikes and Bike Parts, Items for Goodwill.


Highlights from the 2014 GreenFest:


  • Native Plant Sale all day on the Quad
  • 89 pairs of jeans for Denim collection for recycling into insulation 
  • 4 tons of electronics collected for recycling
  • 8 tons of paper shredding
  • 105 pairs of eyeglasses for donation
  • 20 cell phones for donation and recycling
  • Over 40 bikes for Bikes for the World 
  • Numerous items for Goodwill 
  • 45 pairs of shoes for Nike Re-Use A Shoe and Goodwill
  • Children's nature play space
  • Rain barrel workshops including 50 free barrels given away
  • Compost and gardening/landscaping workshops and speakers
  • Free compost bin giveaway
  • Local green businesses and information on sustainable products
  • Lots of FREE STUFF!

For a complete list of vendors and activities, see the 2014 GreenFest Brochure

A GIANT thank you to our 2014 sponsors:


  • Allen & Shariff Corporation
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Bath Fitter/Bath Saver, Inc.
  • British American Auto Care, Inc.
  • Columbia Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Columbia Association
  • Conscious Corner - Roots Market, Great Sage, Nest & Bark
  • Ecology Services, Inc.
  • Efficient Home, LLC
  • EV Power Pros
  • Full Circle Plant Probiotic
  • HoCo Climate Change
  • Howard Commuter Solutions
  • Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy
  • Lauren's Garden Service
  • LeafFilter North of Maryland, Inc.
  • Medomak Family Camp & Retreat Center
  • Naturalawn of America
  • NutriGrown, LLC
  • Relay Foods
  • SolarCity
  • SuperGreen Solutions
  • The Howard County Conservancy
  • Transition Howard County
  • University of MD Extension, Howard County Master Gardeners
  • Waste Management Recycle America

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! We couldn't do it without you.

 

If you are interested in joining us as a 2016 vendor or speaker, please check back for the 2016 vendor form. For more information, please contact Alan Wilcom at awilcom@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-6433.

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Check out all the fun we've had during past GreenFests:

GreenFest 2013 

GreenFest 2012 

GreenFest 2011 

GreenFest 2010 

GreenFest 2009 

GreenFest 2008