Over 2000 people sent a message to the rest of Long Island last saturday May 21, 2011 in Long Beach in whats being called "The Best event to kick off the Summer 2011". Greenfest awakened the minds of people who attended and gave them an extra piece of advice for Green: Do it now! Honorable Denise Ford, spoke on the impact "our garbage is doing to hurt sewage treatment plants, cut down waste by composting and giving back to the earth what the earth has given back to us" She encouraged all of us to "do one thing to help the earth". Chaired by Joe Sinnona, Greenfest 2011 was a huge success, bringing in top vendors from all over long island, overseeing the accompaniment of 3 live bands. With a help from the Long Beach Farmers Market and Art in the Plaza, Greenfest showed to Long Islanders that they can make a difference in Healthy Eating, Home Living, Environmental and Ecological efforts.
Thank you to Sludge Stoppers and Operation Splash who also partnered with The Green Project of Long Island. Some 30 people went out into the bay that morning and cleaned Reynolds Channell. Thank you to the city of long beach for lending the trucks and manpower to aid them in their work. Collectively, we will continue to spread the message of Green which is catching on. The West End Neighbors Civic Association is already talking about making the West End a "Smart Growth" area which means that granting for Green Projects will one day be given to this area for projects like waste cleanup, recycling efforts, bike lanes, etc. There is a personal interest being taken on all of our parts to persevere and protect the barrier beaches, bays and the rest of Long Island.
Thank you to the many who helped make Greenfest a success. More on this at The GreenProjectofLongIsland. org by hitting the tab in the home page, GREENFEST 2011. A special thank you to our project coordinators: Steven Kenner and Thomas Agro III, Heather Smith & Scott Bochner from Sludge Stoppers and Operation Splash.