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3rd Annual Green Earth Festival Being Held Tomorrow

Phoenixville is going greener at the 3rd annual Green Earth Festival on the Schuylkill River Trail on August 4 from 9am-2pm. The festival will celebrate area businesses and service groups that are working to make Phoenixville a sustainable community. Organized by the Phoenixville Green Team, in association with the Farmer’s Market, the market and festival will stretch along the creek side trail from Taylor Alley to the Foundry. The event features exhibitors, food, music, and children’s entertainment. The festival will host exhibitors that specialize in eco-friendly products, renewable energy, earth-friendly services, environmental/trails/recycling advocacy and organizations that are making a difference by protecting the environment and building a sustainable and maintainable local economy. Exhibitor spaces are still available.

The Festival will feature Green Vehicles including electric, hybrid and biodiesel autos. Come down and see the newest green cars from Ford, General Motors and the Smart Car. The Green Team has collected info from other manufacturers for you education to compare the cost and environmental impact of these exciting new vehicles.

Entertainment will include music and public art projects that everyone can join in. Two acts will keep things moving. Joe Wilson will get us started and then members of the Barn Swallows will kick it in. Dancer Linda Baker will be there to get you and the kids up and cutting the rug. Artists’ young and old will be able to decorate the trail with your own chalk sidewalk art masterpiece. Our Community Art project this year is making flags and banners and decorating the solar clothes dryers strings. Let’s hope we have a breeze to let um fly!

Take it outside with the newest in Solar Clothes Dryers! We will be swinging in the breeze with the newest, old school/new school really cool, sustainable we-don’t-need-no-carbon to dry our clothes Energy-From-Heaven Clothes Lines.

Did you ever want to build a DO-IT-YOURSELF Solar Hot Water collector? Nic Pine, local solar advocate and designer has developed a summer time design to provide your hot water for free.

Bring your good but no longer worn clothes and shoes for the DROP AND SWAP. If you have some duds that are longer for the dude, or threads that make you look a little bit.. ugh? why not drop them off and swap yourself into some new stylin’ things I just picked up. All clothes collected and not distributed will be brought to the local Goodwill.

Members of The Seventh Wonder will be present to talk to about the new Phoenixville Community Garden at the Reservoir will be present to show the garden plans and sign up gardeners for next year.

Free Bike Rentals will be available on the trail through Phoenix Cycles as part of the Bike Schuylkill - Phoenixville program. The Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor and the Green Team sponsor this program so that people can explore the town and local trails on two wheels. Take a spin across the river to Mont Clare and the Lock 60 and back for free!

A Phoenixville Greenway Hike will be lead by PICTA’s Master Naturalist Ben Connolly at noon. This one hour hike will show you the trails you along French Creek, the Phoenix Iron Canal, Black and tour the Rock Dam Fish Ladder and all the way to the top of The Bluffs. Come see the existing and soon to be built sections of the 10 mile greenway system along French Creek and the Schuylkill River.

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