May 15, 2019

Sustainable Princeton’s GreenFest Saturday Celebrated Green Living

To the Editor:

The sun was shining on Princeton’s GreenFest on Saturday, May 11 at the Princeton Shopping Center. With more than 700 people in attendance, the enthusiasm for sustainable living and learning was palpable! We are so thankful to so many for making this event a tremendous success! We thank our major sponsors, without whom the GreenFest would not be possible: Princeton Shopping Center/EDENS, Bryn Mawr Trust, Church & Dwight, Electric Bike Co., Metropolis, NRG Energy, Inc. and Surf Taco and to the long list of in-kind sponsors including The Bent Spoon, JaZams, Jules Thin Crust, KOPPS Cycle, Labyrinth Books, LiLLiPiES, McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Princeton Health Dep, Princeton Online, R & K Toys, Smith’s Ace Hardware of Princeton, and Zagster.

Thank you to the 30-plus local businesses and organizations who tabled and to the amazing lineup of stage performers including local talent from Princeton High School: the Cat’s Meow and Cloud 9, Darnabee Jones, and Easha and Shrayva. We are grateful to the local consignment shops and area “models” for their participation and enthusiasm for GreenFest’s sustainable fashion show including, Greene Street Design, GEE Thanks, Nearly New Shop, and Princeton Consignment. The Climate Action Passport was a big hit with residents of all ages wanting to learn about Princeton’s Climate Action Plan initiatives and earn raffle tickets for a collection of amazing sustainable prizes. The electric vehicle and electric bike test drive station drew a great crowd thanks to the efforts of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Drive Green NJ Program and REACH Strategies.

We would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the amazing army of GreenFest volunteers, Sustainable Princeton staff and trustees, and consultants Ellen Malavsky and Mary Harris Events. There is still time to review and comment on the DRAFT of Princeton’s Climate Action Plan before the deadline on May 31, 2019. Please visit our website to add your input.

Molly Jones
Sustainable Princeton