Thanks for making the Montgomery County GreenFest a success!

May 5, 2016

This year’s Montgomery County GreenFest was held last Saturday, April 30th, and we couldn’t have asked for a better event! The festival was held in beautiful Takoma Park, with activities stretching throughout the Takoma Park Community Center and outside along Maple Avenue. The weather held out despite a week-long stretch of rain, and the sun even managed to poke its head out of the clouds in the afternoon.


Gina McCarthy speaks to an audience

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy kicked off GreenFest to a packed auditorium.


There were plenty of activities to entertain the estimated 1,250 residents that attended the festival! They included:

  • Opening remarks from local dignitaries and our featured guest, Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Speakers, panels, and DIY workshops on topics ranging from green investing to raising backyard chickens
  • Local musicians and dance troupes on our outdoor stage
  • A screening of the documentary E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men, courtesy of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
  • Tree climbing with Montgomery Parks
  • A variety of cars displayed in the Electric Vehicle Show
  • Arts and crafts for the kids
  • Photography lessons in the local park
  • More than 80 vendors and exhibitors

We couldn’t have held such an amazing event without your support! Check out our recap video and Flickr slideshow below.

We can’t wait to see you in 2017!



Montgomery County GreenFest 2016

2 comments on "Thanks for making the Montgomery County GreenFest a success!"

  1. Jonathan Bernstein says:

    And I loved Gina McCarthy’s line of – what starts in Montgomery County Can’t Stay in Montgomery County.”

    1. Gwen Bausmith says:

      Agreed, that was such a great part of her speech!

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