Sustainable Living Festival offers application to vendors and non-profits

The Wellesley Wonderful Weekend annually brings the Wellesley community together and exposes residents to numerous town departments, organizations and businesses through events like the parade and fireworks display. This year, the celebrations will bring forth a new event for residents: the Sustainable Living Festival.

Cooperatively hosted by Sustainable Wellesley, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) and the Green Needham Collaborative, the festival will consist of booths, activities and displays promoting different areas of sustainability, ranging from electric cars and composting to solar technology and local conservation.  The event will take place from 10am to 3pm on May 16 in the warehouse next to the WMLP at 4 Municipal Way.

The Sustainable Living Festival is currently accepting commercial and non-profit organizations’ application to be exhibitors at the event.  Participants are invited to contribute in ways ranging from giving a presentation or hosting interactive activities to selling their sustainability-oriented products. Cost is $75 for commercial participants and $15 for non-profit participants.

Already-scheduled participants include Astrum Solar, Dirty Boys Composting, Zero Energy Design and the Sierra Club.  “The Sustainable Living Festival is a great opportunity for exhibitors to attract new clients or members,” said organizer Phyllis Theermann. “Both for-profit and non-profit organizations are invited to showcase their organizations’ environmental focus to an audience from Wellesley, Needham, and other metrowest communities.”

Sustainable Wellesley is also looking for volunteers to assist with six to ten kids’ games and other fun activities in 2.5 hour shifts.  Book clubs are also invited to pick sustainability-themed books for the month of May in correlation with the event.

Visit www.sustainablewellesley.com for more information.

(Matthew Hornung & Olivia Gieger)

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