Charles County Green Expo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The second annual Charles County Green Expo will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at North Point High School. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event to learn more about ways to both save money and adopt sustainable practices for your home or business. For business owners, the Expo is an excellent opportunity to market your business’ eco-friendly products or services. The first year of the Expo was highly successful with 1,200 attendees who perused the offerings of 75 vendors.

This year’s Green Expo will strive to teach attendees to “Live, Shop, and Work Green!” in Charles County. Information will be available related to:

§ Grants, Tax Credits, and Rebates

§ Solar, Geothermal, and Wind Energy

§ Green Transportation and Commuting Options

§ Eco-Friendly Products and Services

§ Recycling and Waste Reduction

Local students are encouraged to enter the Expo’s contest by submitting video on the subject “Going Green What Does it Mean?” The winners will be announced at the Expo and will be awarded cash prizes for their school, as well as a day at the NBC Studios in Washington D.C.

To promote the Expo and in the spirit of “Shopping Green”, Charles County will be giving away reusable shopping bags on June 12. The first 100 (per location) shoppers at the La Plata Safeway between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the Waldorf Giant between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. will receive the bags.