CONTACT: Margaret Martin-Heaton,
Going Green Matters Community Fair
One Planet One People. We’re all in this together
Wilmette, IL – A giant GeoSphere and the art exhibit, “Environmental Graphiti.” are the anchors for the theme of Go Green Wilmette’s 11th annual fair, “One Planet One People. We’re all in this together.” During this critical time for disseminating factual information about climate change, Going Green Matters offers a wide array of interactive exhibits and engaging authorities to enable visitors to make informed choices in their every day activities. Visitors to Going Green Matters can enjoy an afternoon of fun for all ages and take home a short list of things they can do to help the environment.
Going Green Matters is a community environmental fair presented by Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette on March 12th, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette, 60091. The event is free.
Go Green Wilmette (GGW) is a 501©(3) organization formed in 2006 to raise environmental awareness in Wilmette and to inspire residents to take action to make a difference.
“There is so much to be excited about with this year’s Fair,” said GGW’s president, Beth Drucker. “Each year we add new elements to keep the fair fresh and relevant and this year we have two extraordinary exhibits to anchor our theme of One Planet One People,” Drucker enthused, “Attendees will be able to enter a giant Earth to experience our planet in its entirety. It’s an awesome experience. Equally impressive is the art exhibit, Environmental Graphiti, whish portrays the critical data of the science of climate change in an effort to expand public awareness.”
“Indoors, we’ve created fun and interesting ways to discover almost everything you need to know about eating, working, commuting, traveling, playing – even shopping – more sustainably. Out of doors, the car exhibit will have 13 of the latest electric and hybrid models to examine. And the Cub scouts will be on hand to help visitors recycle their batteries and bicycles.” Drucker added, “This event is all about engaging the community in topics that matter to people – it’s interactive and rewarding for all ages, and it’s free, thanks to our sponsors.”
The fair is also an opportunity to find out about the things that local businesses, students, schools, governments and NGO’s are doing to improve their carbon footprint. Additional highlights include: a nature photography exhibit, the Go Green Café, a silent auction and raffle prizes, a chance to ride the energy bike to power an LED light display, a free LED bulb, a native plant sale and hands-on activities for all ages throughout the fair. In keeping with past election years, candidates for the upcoming municipal elections have been invited to speak with visitors in the “Candidate’s Corner”.