Mark your calendars (or subscribe to ours), the third annual Greenfest 2012 is coming to Long Beach @ Kennedy Plaza (1 W Chester St. Long Beach, NY) on Saturday, May 19th. In its third year, Greenfest 2012 will be bigger than ever. Joe Sinnona, organizer and founder of The Green Project of Long Island, calls event “Long Beach’s version of Green Day. Expect to see Eco-friendly vendors, cooking demos, live bands and much more. Assemblyman Harvy Weisenberg, City Council members Len Torres & Fran Adelson will be guest speakers talking about greening Long Beach. Keys to the city will be given to three local students who excelled with their environmental projects.” This is all coinciding with the Farmer’s Market & artists of Arts in the Plaza, so if you’re looking for an eco-friendly, organic overload, this is your dream come true.
Joe Sinnona told me how he started Greenfest by taking a fully accredited green course. “As I started to teach ‘green’ to others, the non profit was born. And its been a real pleasure and learning experience so far knowing that I am doing something toward creating a sustainable earth.”
Personally, I love this event. I was getting fed up with the dirty tap water at my house, so I had a water filtration system installed by a vendor that I met from last years Greenfest. I couldn’t be happier. My tap water now tastes great, the fish in my aquarium love swimming in it, my espresso machine no longer needs to be descaled, my skin is less dry and I no longer have to use a stupid Brita! You never know what you might find at Greenfest, but everything there is a worthy investment, as far as I’m concerned.Kennedy plaza (1 W Chester St. Long Beach, NY) Saturday May 19th 10-5pm (Rain Date: Sunday, May 20th) Free admission
More information can be found at TheGreenProjectofLongIsland.org.