Go green in Aurora this fall!

City’s annual green fest event moves to September

The Aurora GreenFest is moving to September in an effort to get more groups involved, and to take advantage of some cooler weather.

The ninth annual celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park, 150 W. Illinois Ave. The event runs until 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Previously held in June, the event, themed "Something Green is Happening Here." will host a plethora of environment-minded businesses, organizations and purveyors. Sustainability-focused exhibitors, including nonprofits and businesses “with a green story to tell,” as well as organic farmers and artisans specializing in reusable and reused materials, will be participating.

Spots still are available, and exhibitors can sign up at www.auroragreenfest.com.

According to organizers, "Something Green" includes ways to make food healthier, homes more energy efficient and transportation produce less pollution. The fest will feature a Green Car Show, kids activities and suggestions to reduce, reuse, recycle and repair.

Previous year’s festivals have featured “state of green” addresses by the local and national legislators; performances by local musicians, artists and dancers; kids activities, food, and more. More than fifty vendors are expected to participate this year, from purveyors of local produce to yoga instructors, park districts to social service organizations, and everything in between. Going green has never been easier!

Aurora GreenFest is presented by Aurora GreenLights, an affiliate of The Conservation Foundation ,with support from Fox River Valley and Chicagoland Green Community.

υ For more information, a schedule of events (as it is released) or to volunteer at Aurora GreenFest, visit online at www.auroragreenfest.com.