The city of Peabody is celebrating the environment with its third annual GreenFest, a free event open to all Peabody residents.
The festivities will be held on Saturday May 18 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Brown Elementary School on Lynn Street, and feature multiple kids activities, including “green” story-telling, recycling arts and crafts, and student led recycling and garden club tours.
This year's festival is sponsored by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, the Peabody School District, the Peabody Institute Library and GreenPeabody, the city's energy and environmental sustainability committee.
As part of an incentive to enhance the environment, GreenPeabody is also now offering a scholarship to the class of 2013. All Peabody students are eligible to apply for the scholarship, which will be given to those who have been active in community and academic activities focused on green initiatives. The winner will be announced at this year's GreenFest.
In addition, green and sustainable organizations in Massachusetts will also set up dozens of educational exhibits for the event.
In light of construction for the new Higgins Middle School, GreenFest will highlight the sustainable technology that will be implemented in the plan for the new LEED Silver certified school.
For additional information on the event visit the Green Peabody website.