MORRISTOWN, NJ- With the sun shining brightly, the lawn of the Vail Mansion was transformed into a celebration of Mother Earth. On Sunday, over 50 vendors were on hand to teach, entertain and inform hundreds of visitors as they soaked up ways to make the planet more sustainable. Festival Earth sponsored by Sustainable Morristown, demonstrated simple choices that would make the planet a better, friendlier place. The free event featured a Sustainable Living Expo, a Performance Stage, Arts Showcase, Farmers’ Market, Healthy Foods Pavilion, and electric cars.
The Sustainable Living Expo ran the gamut from a booth that featured photos of their 911 Rescue animals that have been restored to health after abandonment or abuse to Grow It Green Morristown to an artist’s corner featuring Dan Fenelon working with budding young artists enjoying painting projects.
The Sophisticated Steppers and Bill Kerwood of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority appeared on the Performance Stage to the delight of the young audience.
Kevin Coughlin, Editor of MorristownGreen.com, hosted an interview show of some of Morristown’s key sustainable advocates who were invited to join him in the Green Room. Some of his guests included veteran NYC restaurateur, Chris Cannon; Morristown Planning Consultant of Topology NJ, Phil Abramson; Morristown Third-Ward councilman, Stefan Armington; as well as the President of Sustainable Morristown, Paul Miller.
Electric Automobiles from Toyota were on display. Yoga enthusiasts enjoyed John Lewis’ 30 minute yoga class. Whole Foods of Morristown, a presenting sponsor, was on hand with giveaways and information about their new store as well as a book of ‘Whole Deal Coupons’.
This year marked Festival Earth’s fifth year celebrating the planet and coming together for a better community.