Free One-Day Community Festival in Worthington, Sponsored by Big Green Head, Natural Awakenings of Central Ohio, and The Old Worthington Partnership, Helps Visitors Go “Green” with an Electric Car Ride & Drive, Solar Displays, Local Artisans Creating From Repurposed Materials, spring plantings, and More.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - April 26, 2018 -- Today, Big Green Head, a company helping people reduce their impact on the environment, announced the schedule for its ninth annual Green on the Green festival, which is May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taking place on the day the Worthington Farmers Market kicks off its outdoor season, the festival is expected to draw several thousand attendees.
As part of this year’s festival, Big Green Head, in collaboration with The Old Worthington Partnership, will offer an electric car ride and drive event, along with a solar cell phone charging station, local artisans re-purposing materials, spring plantings, and more.
“This year’s Green on the Green festival features new opportunities for visitors to shop from over 70 local eco-conscious businesses including the opportunity to test drive electric cars”, said Karen Ferris, executive director, Green on the Green, and founder of Big Green Head. “We want people to come and enjoy themselves while learning more about ways they can live with less impact on the environment.”
Local exhibitors cover a range of Eco-friendly vendors. Highlights of Green on the Green include:
* Fairy garden workshop and spring plantings, kids are encouraged to make one for Mother’s Day
* Music for the kids with Mr. Eric from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm, who performs interactive music programs.
* A unique eco-friendly shopping experience offering everything from handcrafted items made from repurposed materials, organic lawn care, and home improvements.
* Organizations educating visitors about soil and water conservation and animal adoption.
From the simplest “green” steps to the latest in renewable energy and green technology, the festival features something for everyone to learn and do.
For more information visit http://www.greenonthegreen.com/.
About Big Green Head
Founded and based in Worthington, Ohio, Big Green Head is on a mission to educate and inspire people of all ages to rethink their habits, reconnect to nature, and embrace a lifestyle that is kinder to our planet and each other. Big Green Head connects eco-conscience consumers to earth and friendly businesses via The Big Green Guide, an online green business directory. For more information, visit http://www.biggreenhead.com, “Like” us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/biggreenhead/ ,or follow us on Twitter @biggreenhead.
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Water. A vital resource necessary for the survival of humans, other animals and plants. However, only about 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and only 1% of that is accessible to humans in the form of rivers, streams, and lakes. The Olentangy River is a 97 mile long tributary that runs through six counties: Richland, Crawford, Marion, Morrow Delaware, and Franklin. It eventually meets and joins the Scioto River in downtown Columbus. Because of its position on the watershed, the city of Worthington and its residents actively contribute, both positively and negatively, to the health of the watershed. Therefore, it is essential that responsible environmental decisions are practiced by the city’s residents.
Founded in 1997, Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) is a community education and outreach organization active in the Columbus community for the past twenty years. Their mission is to keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy by focusing on public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision-makers. FLOW is a member-based organization made up of hardworking and dedicated volunteers who care about the health of the Olentangy Watershed. They are active members of the community as well, working with local businesses and schools, such as Cranbrook Elementary School and Ohio State University.
As an education and outreach organization, volunteer events are an important part of FLOW’s programming, and are an opportunity for the public to get involved. FLOW facilitates river cleanups, removing trash and other waste from the Olentangy River and its tributaries to keep the river clean. Additionally, they frequently have programs to remove invasive honeysuckle plants from areas around the watershed, giving native Ohio plants room to grow. This also supports other native flora and fauna that calls the watershed its home.
Through their local partnerships and volunteer events, FLOW strives to be an active member and partner to the communities that sit on the watershed. Through FLOW’s work, they work tirelessly to create a culture of care for the Olentangy and its tributaries, and to create a community of responsible environmental stewards. To find out more FLOW, visit their website at olentangywatershed.org, or search “Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)” on Facebook.
The Big Green Guide was inspired by Green on the Green, an annual event held outdoors in Worthington, Ohio since 2010. Green on the Green brings together eco-conscience consumers and earth friendly businesses & organizations promoting green and healthy living. The BGG offers to expand the exposure of these businesses and organizations by providing an ongoing presence online.
We believe, to truly make a difference we need to participate in reducing our contribution to climate change and the general “trashing” of our planet where and whenever we can. We need to "vote" for earth with our dollars and time - by supporting green businesses and local organizations.
The Big Green Guide aims to bring eco-conscience consumers together with earth and community friendly businesses and organizations 24/7. It is our belief that together we can make a difference for ourselves and generations to come.