The Valley’s second annual Green U will be held this Saturday at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Green U is a day-long environmental festival which promises to be educational and a whole lot of fun! Saturday’s event will feature music, workshops, demonstrations, and a farmers’ market.
For the Grown-Ups
Attend Saturday’s Green U to learn tips on “green-ing” your home, your eating habits, and your lifestyle. Demonstrations and classes will be taught on such topics as:
- Bike Repair
- Rain Barrel Use
- Sustainable Gardening
- Sustainability 101
Throughout the day, exercise classes will be offered in the health tent. There’s something for everyone – from yoga to bootcamp, martial arts to CrossFit. If you dare, sign up for the Healthy Huntsville Fitness Challenge – in which competitors will run, crawl, jump, and swim their way through an obstacle course.
Fun for the Kids
Green U is a fun opportunity for children to learn more about green living. Award winning environmental educator Steve Trash will be wowing kids with his energetic blend of comedy, illusion, and education at three shows throughout the day.
Kids can also go on a treasure hunt, take a yoga class, or climb a rock wall. Burritt Museum, Sci-Quest, and the US Space and Rocket Center will have hands-on activities for young festival attendees. When its time to slow down, kids can relax at story time or in the sandbox.
All Day Activities
There will be plenty to see and do at Green U between scheduled classes and activities. Visit the booths of local conservation groups, environmental organizations, and eco-friendly companies to learn how their products or services can help you “go green.”
Green U’s exhibitors include:
- Alabama Solar Association
- Deep Roots of Alabama
- Huntsville Utilities
- The Little Green Store on Monte Sano
- Rocket City Recycling
- Southern Valley Services
- And dozens more!
Other points of interest include Alabama A&M University’s biodiesel mobile unit and Huntsville Hospital’s health screening unit. Visit Green U’s on-site farmers’ market for delicious, locally grown produce.
Many volunteers are needed to help make Green U a success. There are opportunities to help with hands-on activities, adult classes, set-up/take-down, and much more. If you can donate time to Green U visit their website to fill out a Volunteer Request Form.
Are you interested in joining Green U as a vendor, exhibitor, or farmer’s market participate? Sign up on-line.
Be sure to visit Green U’s website to plan your day – you won’t want to miss a thing!
Date: August 25th
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, 35805
Cost: $5 or 5 approved recyclables
Sarah Zupko is a proud native of Huntsville. After spending a number of years living in various parts of the country, she and her husband returned to Huntsville to raise their family. Sarah’s passions include supporting local food, reading nonfiction literature, and enjoying Huntsville’s walking trails with her family. She hopes to use her posts on Our Valley Events to promote wellness in her hometown. Sarah spends her days exploring Huntsville with her active young children, a four-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter.