This Sat, Oct. 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Hopewell Valley Green Market will be having their first event. The prime mover of the market is Tom Adelman. The goal of the event is to demonstate to people some of the green options there are available. Also to educate people and businesses how we all have an effect on the environment and the little and not so little things we can do to minimize that effect. How we all can take just a little bit out of the major issue of our day: global warming.
This is an amazing demonstration of the old adage of “think global act local” The market is presenting an opportunity for people to learn of the options that are available to them right in their backyard. By bringing together merchants to display their “green” products it also provides an opportunity to cut through an amazing amount of green hype and greenwashing.
It is also an amazing demonstration of what a few energetic people can do. I had been wondering with the faultering economy whether people’s environmental interests would wane and whether there really was a committment by the general population to a healthy environment. The Hopewell Valley business community has clearly risen to the occassion and have shown their support.
For more information on the event go to their website (here). I hope to see you there.