Volunteers Needed for Next Month’s Greenfest PhillyBy Shannon Collins |
This year, the festival anticipates 10,000-15,000 attendees, with about 120 vendors in attendance. Exhibitors will include: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, The Energy Co-op, Green Philly Blog, Head House Books, Sustainable 19125, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Philadelphia Water Department.
Educational demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day, including presentations on the topics of: eating vegan, electric vehicles, composting, and acquiring solar energy.
All month long, local businesses and organizations have been applying to be considered as Philadelphia’s next green innovators, with nominated applicants being given the opportunity to present their products to festival-goers. Last year’s “Green Innovators” were Auto Port, Bario-Neal Jewelry, Trader Travis Buttonwood Barrels, Common Market, Native Return, and Chariots of Philly — a pedicab business that won the title as crowd favorite.
Clean Air Council, which inherited Greenfest from Urban Green Partnership, is asking for volunteers who are willing to work one or more shifts — which run from 8am to noon, 11am to 3pm, and 2pm to 6pm.
A breakdown of the roles that need to be filled are as followed:
- Keeping children entertained at the Kid’s Zone
- Assisting to coordinate the community swap
- Directing festival attendees and answering questions
- Assisting exhibitors with table and demonstration setups
- Wearing a self-provided “Recycle Hero” costume to ensure attendees are recycling
- Helping with the general setup and breakdown of the event
Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and meal coupons to buy food served by sustainable vendors at the event.
Philadelphians interested in volunteering or finding out more should email Chris Minott, Legal Assistant for Clean Air Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-567-4404 x 113.blog comments powered by Disqus