Montgomery County GreenFest Program

Presented with the inaugural Montgomery County GreenFest, a free event for all ages to enjoy while learning about going green. To learn more visitВ www.montgomerycountygreenfest.org.

Saturday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. The City of Takoma Park will be providing a shuttle van marked “Montgomery County GreenFest” from the Takoma metro every 15-20 minutes; the venue is also a 15-20 minute walk from either the Takoma Park or Silver Spring metro.

11:30 and 1:30 screenings of children’s program,В EarthEcho Expeditions: What Happens When We Build Cities? and Loop Scoops,В are followed by a discussion and activity for elementary school-age children.

FREE. Reservations encouraged. Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.

11:30 a.m. screening – earthechoandloopscoops.bpt.me
1:30 p.m. screening – earthechoandloopscoops2.bpt.me

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1stВ Floor

11:30 screeningВ of local stories program, The Anacostia River: Making Connections and Towpath Joe, is followed by a panel discussion moderated by Bryan King, AssociateВ Director, District Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife Division. Panelists: David Smith, Executive Director, The Pearl Coalition and Former Anacostia RiverKeeper;В Julie Lawson, Director and Cofounder, Trash Free Maryland; and Emily Wathen, Susanne Coates, and Joe Hage, filmmakers and subject of Towpath Joe, El’Jay Johnson, Poet and film subject of TheВ Anacostia River: Making Connections.

FREE. Reservations encouraged: anacostiariverandtowpathjoe.bpt.me.В Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1stВ Floor Theater

1:30 screening of Racing to Zero, In Pursuit of Zero Waste is followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Robert Engelman, Senior Fellow, Environment and Society Program, Worldwatch Institute, follows screening. Panelists: Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, U.S. Climate Action Network and author of The Zero Impact Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby; Jim Schulman, Founder, Sustainable Community Initiatives and Community Forklift, LLC and Neil Seldman, Founder and Senior Waste to Wealth Program staff member, Institute for Local Self- Reliance.

FREE. Reservations encouraged: racingtozero.bpt.me.В Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1stВ Floor Theater

1:30 p.m. screening of Growing Legacy is followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Caroline Taylor, Executive Director, Montgomery Countryside Alliance, follows screening. Panelists: Anthony Cohen, President, The Menare Foundation; Tanya Spandhla, Participant, New Farmer Project, Montgomery County DepartmentВ of Economic Development and Gene Kingsbury, Owner and Operator, and fifth generation farmer, Kingsbury Orchard, Dickerson, Md. and Growing Legacy Producer Pat Ratkowski.

FREE Reservations encouraged: growinglegacy.bpt.me.В Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 2nd FloorВ Theater

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