It’s a party for both Earth Day and the spring season as the ninth annual Collingswood Green Festival returns to the borough’s downtown this Saturday.
More than 70 vendors will be present to help attendees learn more about green living and how to reduce one’s carbon footprint. Vendors will feature sustainable and recycled products, plus give eco-friendly demonstrations.
There will also be organic and local farm fresh food for purchase, as well as al fresco dining with eats from area restaurants.
In conjunction with the festival, the Perkins Center for the Arts’ will put on a free concert highlighting the history of rock ‘n’ roll music, as part of the center’s free Lawn Chair Concert Series.
The Bike Share tent will offer bike tune-ups from volunteer mechanics. The tent is also the place to sign up for the community’s bike share program, which costs just $25 to rent a bicycle for the year. And kids will want to get in on the Bike rodeo with plenty of bike-themed fun.
Also for the kids, there will be plenty of arts and crafts, face painting and sidewalk chalk drawing at the Fun Zone behind Old Zane School.
As in years past, there will be numerous on-site recycling opportunities.
Paper shredding will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (under the Speedline) and the drop-off for electronics recycling (no broken or disassembled equipment please) is between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Hazardous waste collection is from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Collingswood public works garage (713 Atlantic Ave.).
Festival-goers can also buy shade trees, backyard composers and rain barrels at subsidized prices.
Admission is free.
Saturday, Apr. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Irvin Ave., Collingswood, N.J.