Cecil College to host Go Green! Now Expo
— Those looking to be more environmentallyfriendly – or who just want to learn more about the world around them – can come out to Cecil College on Saturday to learn about all things green.
The Go Green! Now Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Technology Center on the college’s North East campus. The family-friendly event will feature a wide variety of vendors as well as face painting, a bounce house, bike raffles and animals brought by Plumpton Park Zoo and Fair Hill Nature Center.
“Lots of different organizations are going to come out and demonstrate what we can do outside and inside the house,” said Shawn Markey, Cecil College’s director of lifelong learning.
The idea for the free event, which takes place
the day after Earth Day, was inspired by a series of green initiatives the college has undertaken in recent months, Markey said. In August 2014, the college opened the Engineering and Math Building, which became the first building in Cecil County to receive LEED Gold certification from the U. S. Green Building Council.
Through the expo’s different vendors, Markey said he hopes people realize how many resources are available to help them go green in both small ways, such as recycling, and larger ways, such as making their homes more energy efficient. Beyond the benefits to the Earth, Markey also noted that going green can also help people save money.
“It helps your budget and the environment,” he said. “The little things go a long way.”
A variety of vendors will be offering interactive demonstrations, providing services and selling products at the expo, all around the theme of healthy, organic, eco-friendly and sustainable living options.
Attendees will be able to talk to American Home Energy Corporation about home performance energy audits and buy natural and wellness products from Crystal Stage, Ann Bee’s Naturals, JV Farms, Melaleuca and others. Addition- al vendors include Internal Makeover Cleanse, MidAtlantic Waterproofing, Lowe’s, Perfectly Posh, River Road Candleworks, JSmitty Fitness, Totally Essential by doTerra, Echo Solar Solutions and Grahamtastic Hypnosis and Reflexology.
Representatives from Cecil College’s environmental science program, the Cecil County Department of Public Works, Newark Bike Project and Upper Bay Museum will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase from Elk Mt. BBQ, Kilby Cream and Roane’s Dogs food trucks.
Though this is the first year for the expo, Markey said the response from the community has been very positive so far and he hopes to see a big turnout at the event.
“It’s a real family-friendly event,” he said. “It should be a lot of fun.”
The Go Green! Now Expo will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Technology Center at the Cecil College campus.