Another Terrific Green Day!

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Although the first half of Green Day 2017 started out a little soggy, more than 400 people joined in the festivities, both inside and outside of the First Congregational Church.  There was a continuous flow of folks in the great hall, visiting with various exhibitors, and rocking out to the music of the Mighty Silverbacks and Senchant’s Art of Teaching Music School.

Ultimately, the sun came out and folks were able to enjoy the outdoor exhibits as well.  Of great interest was a large display of electric and hybrid cars, including an impressive Tesla with wing doors.  The Chubby Chickpea food truck provided delicious food, serving everything from falafel sandwiches to chick pea fries.

Green Day is a team effort and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the following:

Thanks also to the many folks who helped set up and break down the event.  We’re probably missing a few folks here, but a big shout out goes to: Joe McClusky, Tim Humphries, Milo & Beth Rodio, Chuck Bordman, Lajos Kamocsay, Sadhak Sengupta, Yuri Nowikov, Danny Schnitzer, Elliot Pototsky, David Pototsky, Eli Wasserman, PS Reddy, Siddharth Reddy, Shashank Reddy, Jack Rosenfeld – and all of the amazing members of the Sustainable Sharon Coalition (you know who you are)!

–Silas Fyler, SSC Treasurer and Green Day Coordinator

Click here to see photos from Green Day 2017.

Event Sponsors include:

Coriander Bistro Pizzagando
Alice's Mandrin Taste Carriage House Pizzeria

Exhibitors

Bikes Not Bombs Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. We ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Please consider a $10 donation when you drop off your bike.
Boy Scouts Troop 95 Electronic Recycling Collection
Crescent Ridge
Cub Scouts Alternative energy display
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance A nonprofit with a mission to make energy affordable and environmentally sustainable. We are promoting our green electricity programs, our Drive Green (discount EV) program, and our Solar Connect (discount PV) program.
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (Audubon) Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Sharon and established in 1916, is the oldest Mass Audubon sanctuary and one of the oldest private wildlife sanctuaries in the United States. Moose Hill protects nearly 2000 acres of forests, fields, and wetland habitats. The Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs and services for children, adults, families, schools, scouts, and community groups.
Neponset River Watershed Association Protecting the natural resources of the the Neponset River Watershed
NextChar Delivering Superior Biochar for Better Soils and a Cooler Planet
No Sharon Gas Pipeline
Rayah Solar Solar company that provides free solar consultations for homeowners or businesses who are interesting in going solar and reducing their electric bills.
Relay Power Community Solar
Resonant Energy A community-based solar developer, focused on expanding access to solar. We believe in 100% clean energy for 100% of people. We work with communities to initiate, develop, and finance clean energy projects.
Sharon DPW
Sharon Friends of Conservation
Sharon Board of Health The Sharon BOH would like to provide information on its core activities including needle disposal, waste reduction work with school system, environmental health programs and related issues
Sharon Garden Club
Sharon Historical Society
Sharon Public Library
Sharon Water Conservation
Solar City
UMass Boston School for the Environment Most city residents value their neighborhood ponds because they add beauty to their community and provide recreational activities. However, these ponds are also important ecosystems and protecting them is essential for preserving the services they provide.
We the People South Suburbs
SunRun Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar installer in the US and we are rapidly growing and expanding our market here in the Northeast this year.
REPOWER Easton REPOWER Easton is a dedicated team of professionally trained and industry recognized solar panel installers serving communities throughout Massachusetts. We have a comprehensive background in all aspects of designing and installing photovoltaic home and commercial solar systems.
Adventure Activities USA Adventure Activities USA has over 25 years of creating outdoor experiences, along with a highly-skilled and qualified staff to lead participants through various activities. For summer 2017, the company has partnered with Everwood Day Camp.

Sustainable Sharon Coalition

SMART Trash Program
Sharon Saves
Trashy Book Club

Other Activities

Electric Cars View some of the electric cars on the road today and talk to representatives about them. Don’t forget there are some great incentives from Mass Energy to purchase electric cars.
Food Pantry Collection Please bring a food item to the Sustainable Sharon table to donate to a local food pantry.
Kids Craft Table
Eco Quest The challenge is back! Can you answer the sustainability questions? If you think you can, pickup the question form from the Sustainable Sharon table. Once you get the questions answered, bring your form back to the Sustainable Sharon table and get a coupon to a local restaurant.
Kids STEM Activity Learn about the science behind sustainability and help build a water purification system.

Local Crafts

Creations by Maris Tie-dyes with hand-drawn designs
Cilla’s Cement Garden Art Handmade cement garden art. Creative planting pots, bowls, stepping stones and faces for the garden or shed.

Bands

Mighty Silverbacks
Senchant’s Art of Teaching