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    GreenFest 2019


    "Science and our Environment"


    When: Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10am to 4pm


    New Location: Science, Engineering, and Technology Building at Howard Community College

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        For more information, please contact Alan Wilcom at or 410-313-6433.

Planned Activities for 2019
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Rain Barrel Workshop and Give Away - 11am

Seating in limited, so please visit the GreenFest Welcome Desks from 10am to 11am for tickets. Howard County residents only please.

Paper Shredding - 10am to 2pm*

Visit parking lot B (next to the SET Building) for paper shredding from 10am to 2pm (*or until trucks are full). Up to 3 bags or boxes per resident can be brought to this free shredding event. Learn more about what is accepted. Please use your regular recycling collection for paper documents that do not have personal information on them.

Electric Vehicles

Take a look at some electric vehicles (EV) and talk to EV owners about their plug-in cars. Electric vehicles create less air pollution and require less maintenance! At least two EVs will be on display right outside of the SET building.

“Trash to Treasure” and “Ephemeral Nature Art”  exhibits by Chiara D’Amore

Jacob Panic will play banjo on the SET southside steps

Native plant sale in the parking lot of the SET building

Free Prize Raffle

Three lucky winners will be fully equipped to explore and appreciate our environment. Pick up your ticket at the Welcome Table and enter to win the GRAND PRIZE drawing at the Recycling Division’s booth.

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Wildlife Room

Meet a variety of live wildlife by visiting Scales and Tales, Echoes of Nature, and Maryland Turtle and Tortoise Rescue! Do you know about Snakehead? You can learn about this invasive fish too.

Recycling & Donation Opportunity

 Less Plastic Please has an ongoing t-shirt drive to sew t-shirts into reusable bags to distribute for free. Their goal is to encourage less plastic use and raise awareness of the plastic pollution crisis. Please bring t-shirts to their table at GreenFest.

Workshops and Repair Cafe

GreenFest workshop schedule 2019

get ready to repair!

Please email to let us know what you plan to bring.

GreenFest History

2018 GreenFest

Thank you to all who attended GreenFest 2018, 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 1,500 people! Check out our brochure from the 2018 event!

Highlights from the event:

  • 80 vendors provided products, knowledge and service information
  • 18 sponsors helped make the event possible
  • 18,000 lbs of paper shredding was collected from 400 residents
  • 52 pairs of eyeglasses were donated to the Lions Club
  • 5 pairs of binoculars were donated 
  • 1 cell phone was collected for recycling
  • 51 compost bins were given out
  • 40 rain barrels were given out

Fun at Previous Howard County GreenFest Events

 Greenfest 2017

GreenFest 2016

GreenFest 2015

GreenFest 2014

GreenFest 2013

GreenFest 2012

GreenFest 2011

GreenFest 2010

GreenFest 2009