BURRILLVILLE – Pascoag Utility District and the town of Burrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the 15th Annual Green Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stillwater Mill Center at 100 Tinkham Lane in Harrisville.
Once a year, the Green Festival brings families from northern Rhode Island together to explore ways to have a more sustainable lifestyle and future. Reusable lunch bags packed with energy saving information, recycling tips and more will be given to the first 400 attendees. Children will have the chance to take part in free, fun activities including giant yard games and crafts, while adults can learn various ways to create a more environmentally conscious lifestyle from the more than 30 “green” and sustainable living vendors that will be participating in the event.
Green Energy Consumers Alliance will also be in attendance with local electric vehicle owners to display their vehicles and answer questions on the cars. The Burrillville Farmers Market will be on site with local fruits, vegetables and other products. The Dinolicious food truck will be offering lunch and snacks for sale.
The event will also serve as a drop off site for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Rhode Island. The organization will be onsite with a truck collecting donations of used, clean clothing and textiles. Guests are invited to drop off a bag and get some swag. Items donated are resold to generate funds to support 70 percent of their mentoring program expenses, divert cloth from the landfill, and support hundreds of community non-profits.
Staff from Clean Heat RI will be available to answer questions on the state of Rhode Island’s upcoming heat pump incentive program, which will provide an additional $25 million to the state’s existing suite of heat pump incentives to encourage early adoption of the energy efficient technology.
The festival will also feature raffles with donated items from various local businesses and green vendors. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Burrillville senior programs, which aim to enhance the quality of life for town seniors by providing resources, education, transportation and recreational activities for residents over the age of 60.
For more information on the free family event, contact Pascoag Utility District at 401- 567-1262.
The rain date for the outdoor festival is Saturday, Sept. 23.