The third annual Green Street Fair took place April 30, May 1 and May 2, 2010 on the streets of Downtown Plymouth, bringing exhibitors, sponsors and consumers together for a weekend of green events.
The 2010 exhibitors, which included GreeningDetroit.com, were organized into several categories including Alternative Highway, Eco Art and Fair Trade, Eco Beats, Natural Home, Food Vendor and Recycling 101. In addition to the numerous vendors, the event also showcased live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and more.
According to the Green Street Fair Website, the event was created to “help educate and inform people of all ages about the benefits of green, organic, and eco-friendly products and services.” Its goal is also “to promote global interest and personal well-being, the Green Street Fair blends companies, artisans, entertainers, workshops and speakers together in a friendly and family-oriented outdoor environment.” Green Street Fair, Inc. hopes consumers who attended the event were able to see the advantages of living a healthy, green lifestyle.
The highlights of the weekend, included The Eco-Beats State sponsored by Budweiser, Ann Arbor’s 107.1 FM, 96.3 WDVD and 93.1 DOUG FM. The weekend’s line-up consisted of National Ghost, The Stange, Blackberry Brandy, Katie Lee, View, James and the Rainbros, American Mars, The Verve Pipe, The Mydols, Abigail Stauffer and Lucciana Costa. The weekend also featured Green Careers sponsored by Schoolcraft College, Little Sprouts sponsored by AT&T, The Real Yellow Pages and Cell Phone Recycling.
The 2009 Green Street Fair had an estimated attendance of 90,000 people. In addition, there were more than 180 exhibitors and 40 sponsors that year. For 2010, there were almost 200 exhibitors and a number of sponsors listed on the Web site.
Part of Green Street Fair, Inc.’s mission is, “We believe that even the smallest steps in going green can make a world of difference.”
Author: Jennifer Griffin, Contributing Writer and Public Relations, GreeningDetroit.com