GreenFest


Thank you to all who attended GreenFest 2017, and special thanks to all of our vendors, workshop hosts, volunteers, sponsors, and Howard Community College.

The event was a huge success with a turnout of over 2000 people even with the frequent rain showers.


Highlights from the Event:

  • 267 people attended educational workshops
  • 50 trees were planted in the new Columbia 50th Anniversary Scholarship Forest
  • A 150 square foot Native Bulb Garden was planted
  • 86 local vendors, non-profit organizations, and government agencies were represented in the galleria mall

The following items were collected for recycling or re-use:

  • 234 denim jeans
  • 21 donations to Goodwill
  • 27 cell phones collected for re-use
  • 82 eyeglasses collected for re-use
  • 350 bags of paper for shredding, which amounted to 22,730lbs of shredded paper being recycled

Several new additions this year, including the Repair Cafe, Scales and Tales, and Tap Snap were all a big hits.

The Repair Café fixed over 30 household items gave advice about 14 items that were too large to bring to HCC


2017 Sponsors

  • Howard Commuter Solutions
  • Transition Howard County
  • Mid Atlantic Bath "Bath Fitter"
  • Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet
  • Lauren's Garden Service
  • Columbia Association
  • British American Auto Care, Inc
  • Howard Soil Conservation District
  • Clark's Farm
  • League of Women Voters of Howard County
  • HoCo Climate Action
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Iota Lambda Omega Chapter
  • University of MD Extension Howard County Stormwater Management
  • University of MD Extension Howard County Master Gardeners
  • The Community Ecology Institute 
  • Columbia Academy
  • MOM's Organic Market
  • Rehrig Pacific Company

  • Become a fan of LiveGreenHoward on Facebook and follow @LiveGreenHoward on Twitter for updates about GreenFest 2018.


    For more information, please contact Alan Wilcom at awilcom@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-6433.


    Fun at Past GreenFests:


    Greenfest 2017 

    GreenFest 2016

    GreenFest 2015

    GreenFest 2014

    GreenFest 2013

    GreenFest 2012

    GreenFest 2011

    GreenFest 2010

    GreenFest 2009