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Sustainable Morristown presents Festival Earth on May 17

Earth Day is not the only time to celebrate the planet. Join Sustainable Morristown at Festival Earth, on the grounds of the Vail Mansion—110 South Street, Morristown—on Sunday, May 17, from 12 to 5pm.  The free festival will demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their daily lives, and will offer events and activities for all ages.

Festival features include a sustainable living expo, performance stage, arts showcase, farmers market, hybrid–electric auto show, healthy foods pavilion, valet bike parking, and more.  Attendees are also invited to bring old jewelry or accessories to participate in a “swap” and can prepurchase a composter or rain barrel for pickup at the event.  The arts showcase will feature a hands-on art experience for children of all ages.

Sustainable Morristown is a community-wide collaboration working together to ensure the economic, environmental and social well-being of Morristown residents, visitors, and future generations.  “Sustainability is much more than just environmental conservation,” says Paul Miller, board president of Sustainable Morristown. “It’s about making our community strong and resilient for future generations. That includes supporting local economies and promoting social equity in addition to protecting the environment.”

Festival Earth, presented by the Daily Record’s Grassroots section, Covanta Energy, Whole Foods Morristown, and the Hyatt Morristown, will be a near-zero waste event. Free filtered water will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles or can purchase one at the event. 

For more information, visit, email [email protected] and follow real-time updates on and with hashtag #FestivalEarth.

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