Charlotte Clean & Green
1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte
Central Piedmont Community College campus
Charlotte used to have two small green festivals—Charlotte Clean & Green and Earth Day Charlotte. In 2009, the organizations partnered to create one massive green event. There are plenty of vendors offering information and selling eco-friendly products (and organizers do a good job of ensuring their green-ness).
The highlights of the festival are the workshops and the activities for kids. Experts lead free seminars on eco-friendly topics like organic gardening and green building and “Captain Planet” helps future environmentalists plant veggies and make crafts.
Even the food vendors are eco-friendly, offering dishes made from local and organic ingredients and served on compostable plates.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition