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Celebrate Earth Month at the Howard County GreenFest event

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To celebrate Earth Month, Howard County will be hosting GreenFest 2014 on Saturday, April 5th. This year’s GreenFest focuses on promoting better water quality and a greener lifestyle at home and at work and will be held at the Howard Community College in the Burrill Galleria, and is free to attend. GreenFest is the place to learn about sustainable living and has something for everyone, including live workshops, shopping, food, kid-friendly activities, and much more.

GreenFest highlights include:

• Wake up with Fair Trade coffee & birds at 10am
• Outdoor nature play space
• Live reptile and birds
• Kids crafts
• Mini farmers market
• Solar telescopes
• Tree/shrub planting
• Free compost bins
• Workshops and speakers
• Local green businesses and non-profits, and much more.

In addition, there will be family-friendly workshops throughout the day. One event that may also be of interest to kids is the Student Forum. According to the Howard County Government website, students from area high schools will provide an overview of successful environmental projects at their schools and lessons learned. Projects include rain gardens, electronics recycling and more. Students can connect and learn more in the networking reception that is included. To view the workshop flyer, go to this page: GreenFest 2014 workshop flyer.

Event details:

What: Howard County GreenFest 2014
When: Saturday, April 5th - 10:00am – 4:00pm (rain or shine)
Where: Howard Community College in the Burrill Galleria
Cost: Free

For more information, visit the Howard County Government website.

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