Green Living Festival to showcase environmental alternatives

August 30, 2013 by  

The 7th annual Evanston Green Living Festival is taking place in about a month’s time, with this year’s event carrying the theme of ‘Preserving and protecting the urban forest’.

The yearly celebration will feature alternative transportation demonstrations, energy displays, tours of the Northwestern University Tiny House, and a green market with over 80 vendors keen to promote their goods.

Guests will also have the chance to take part in a silent auction, take rickshaw rides, enjoy a variety of food and refreshments, and try their hands at plenty of other activities. The festival will be taking place on National Plug-in Day, so there will be a number of electric vehicles on display.

Non-profit organizations will also be on hand to provide information about their programs and services; this might include booklets, brochures, postcards, and even free promotional items. Commercial vendors will likely be selling items such as reusable shopping bags, T-shirts, posters, and books.

Vendor space is available for $65 for commercial merchants, $30 for non-profit organizations, and $20 for school groups. Vendors will likely come to the festival from all over the area, including the nearby community of Morton Grove, and no doubt many of them will be looking to print and design informative literature with the help of local printing companies.

The Evanston Green Living Festival will take place at the Evanston Ecology Center on September 28 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information about the festival, call 847-448-8256.