The weather was spectacular for the third annual Green Day event in Sharon, as over 500 people joined in the festivities of the day. More than 20 exhibitors were set up along both sides of High Street with educational displays of all kinds, from bee keeping to wind turbines to composting to rain gardens. The Mighty Silverbacks played lively music throughout the afternoon, and shared the stage with the very talented Sharon High School band, the Peppermint Lounge. As adults meandered down the streets, kids were occupied with sheep and chickens and rabbits from the Sharon 4-H club, as well as face painting, and a scavenger hunt for coupons to Crescent Ridge.
Across the street at the Unitarian Church, the Boy Scouts managed a steady stream of recycling donations, from electronics to clothing, textiles and bicycles being donated to Bikes Not Bombs.
The Sustainable Sharon Coalition would like to thank the Sharon Board of Selectmen for allowing us to close off the street for the event, and to the DPW for loaning recycling bins and saw horses. A big thanks also goes to the Sharon Public Library, Congregational Church of Sharon, Unitarian Church of Sharon for allowing us the use of their properties. Boy Scout Troop 95 deserves a huge shout-out for helping with set-up and break-down, and everything in-between. In addition, thank you to Ward’s Berry Farm, Crescent Ridge, Angel’s Cafe and Pizzigando for donating gift cards to the cause, and to Full Finish Contracting and Pace Construction for loaning equipment for the band.
Finally, the following vendors deserve recognition for attending: 4H, Coriander, Milton’s Backyard Bees, Sharon Water Conservation, Sharon Public Library, Neponset River Watershed Association, Landscape Architect Amanda Sloan, Rayah Solar, Peter Ford (Wells Fargo Sustainable Investments), Next Step Living, Shaws of Sharon, Sharon Friends Of Conservation, Mass Audubon, Mass Energy, Sharon Solar Network, South Suburbs Democracy, Kathi Mizra (waste & recycling), Towergarden, Sharon Garden Club, Sharon Cooperative Preschool, Boys Scouts Wind Turbine, and Liz’s Backyard Chickens.