The public is invited to the inaugural Green Hands Sustainability Fest, a celebratory and educational festival highlighting the conservation and protection of Northeast Florida’s greatest natural resources. This free, family-friendly event will feature local non-profit organizations, food trucks, live music, and a screening of the documentary “Tapped”.
Activities begin at 4pm with an afternoon focusing on water issues including its protection and conservation as well as the relationship between food, culture and the environment. Local non-profit organizations including the GTM Research Reserve, Keepers of the Coast, Giving Greens, Matanzas Riverkeeper, Whitney Laboratory, and more will be onsite to educate attendees on the wide variety of water and natural resource issues in our region.
There will be food trucks on site as well as live music performed throughout the afternoon by: Aslyn & The Naysayers, Kenny and The Jets, Teresa Rose, and Ghost Tropic.
A screening of “Tapped” at 8pm – the award-wining documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry and examines its’ role and effect on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil – will cap off the days’ events.
The Green Hands Sustainability Fest is presented in concert with the launch of Edible NE Florida’s Water Issue (on stands now through June) and the SJC Cultural Events Division Green Hands Initiative. The Green Hands Initiative is a commitment made by the SJC Cultural Events Division to establish and maintain operating practices that align with the mission of conserving valuable resources and reducing unnecessary waste within our industry, our community, and our world.
This event is presented by The St. Johns County (SJC) Cultural Events Division in partnership with Edible Northeast (NE) Florida Magazine and the US Green Building Council.
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will host the free Green Hands Sustainability Soiree on June 26th. Check out the event on our Calendar for all the details.