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Ring in the New Year at MiniGreenFest

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Is a greener lifestyle on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Then come check out MiniGreenFest this New Year’s Eve for live performances, networking opportunities, and activities for the whole family.

MiniGreenFest, put on by the Boston based Foundation for a Green Future, will be a part of First Night at the Hynes Convention Center for the fifth time.

The Foundation for a Green Future aims to raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship both on an individual and a political level. The foundation and its supporters believe that when all energy is sustainable, and all jobs are green jobs, we will not have to think about what is the “green” thing to do; it will be the norm.

MiniGreenFest traditionally has a strong focus on family activities and Foundation for a Green Future’s relationship with educational communities. Among the attractions will be robots built by local students at the middle school and high school levels competing to perform simple tasks. For a more interactive experience, visit the craft tables to sew a square of the MiniGreenFest 2014 quilt, or make your own eco-friendly art, musical instruments, or even fashion accessories.

New to MiniGreenFest this year will be a live performance by Jo-Mé Dance Company, a group focused on “enriching the lives of inner city youth through dance.”

The Washington Irving Middle School Choir will be coming from Roslindale to give a vocal performance as well.

Karen Weber, Executive Director at the Foundation for a Green Future, is especially excited to have student groups on board, as one of her goals is to enrich our local neighborhoods, and bring awareness of green issues back to the urban setting.

MiniGreenFest will be held at the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston Street from 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM on December 31st. Admission is free with a First Night Button, which can be purchased online or at participating local retailers.

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