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The 5th annual Growing Green Sustainability Festival is growing... again! Our theme for this year is "Building a Sustainable, Local Economy: Take the Next Step!" This unique festival is dedicated to sustainability. It is a fun and colourful introduction to the idea that all people can live within the Earth's means, while meeting their basic needs. The Festival is organized by the Town of Bridgewater, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, the Department of Environment, and many community volunteers, organizations and businesses.

On the evenings of Tuesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 15th the festival will feature free, entertaining films with a sustainability theme.  Friday, August 16, kicks off with a free concert and opening ceremonies in downtown Bridgewater featuring amazing local talent. On Saturday, August 17, from 10-3, Bridgewater's main street will transform into a fun and educational space. Featuring our largest line-up yet of exhibitors and vendors, educational activities, delicious farm-fresh foods, and lots to do for children and youth. Music is provided by the Bridgewater & Area Performing Arts Society. The day wraps up with a fabulous "Close to Home" pig roast featuring featuring creative in-season local foods at Wile's Lake Farm Market! 

Concurrent events at multiple venues include an educational "sustainability tour" around Lunenburg County, a sustainability art show at the Blockhouse School, and free indoor and outdoor films. Grow Green with us - it's going to be fun, active, educational day! Admission for most activities is free!

Ever wondered how people power their cars on veggie oil or make their own clothing from scratch using recycled materials? Enthusiastic community members, organizations, and businesses are there to show you how you can do it all yourself using the best of traditional and modern techniques.

We look forward to seeing you there!