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Center for Sustainability to Host Annual GreenFest

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The Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability (CfS) is taking over the Bulloch County courthouse lawn on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the third annual GreenFest event. This celebration of sustainable activities is sure to have everyone in the community going green.

“GreenFest is community celebration of sustainability where participants can arrive with questions and walk away with solutions in hand,” said Lissa Leege, Ph.D., director of CfS. “We have many new vendors and workshops this year, and the live music and festival atmosphere will be fun for everyone!”

The free community event will include exhibits, vendors, workshops, live music and activities for all ages, including GreenFest workshops to help  save green while living green. The CfS encourages everyone to participate in sustainable activities such as creating a bee house, tie-dying and creating an aquaponic garden during GreenFest.

This year GreenFest will feature a pallet challenge to entice competition for sustainable creativity. Teams or individuals can pick up used pallets, create something new and unique and enter the competition for the best idea. A “celebrity panel” will judge the final creations during GreenFest and announce the winners at noon. For more information on the pallet challenge, visit http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability/pallet-challenge/.

“I’m especially looking forward to our inaugural pallet challenge this year to see what our creative community has designed from used wood pallets,” said Leege.

Last year GreenFest drew more than 1,200 visitors and 40 vendors.

For a full list of vendors and activities for GreenFest, visit http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability/events/greenfest/.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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