The City of Hoboken Green Team seeks vendors for the 10th Annual Green Fair on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.
The Green Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Church Square Park near the corner of Fourth and Garden streets and will feature live music and organic food vendors.
The fair aims to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental issues, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services.
With that in mind, the Hoboken Green Team relaunched the citywide Hoboken Hydration Station program that helps to reduce the amount of single-use plastic water bottles in landfills while making it easy for residents and visitors to stay hydrated and save money.
Initially launched in 2018, the green initiative provides free water to those with reusable water bottles at participating local businesses.
Participating businesses have the Hoboken Hydration Station sticker in the storefront window and include the Green Rock Tap & Grill, Purely Juiced, Choc O Pain French Bakery and Café, Fleet Feet Hoboken, JackRabbit, Cork City Pub, The Ferryman on 1st, Finnegans, Northern Soul, and West Elm.
For a map of participating businesses, go to www.hobokennj.gov/hydration.
Green businesses or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability and the local arts community are invited to participate in the annual Green Fair.
Interested vendors must register at www.hobokennj.gov/resources/green-fair by Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
In April 2019, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla initiated Hoboken’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Hoboken’s Climate Action Plan calls for Hoboken to become carbon neutral by 2050, exceeding the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Climate Action Plan initiatives in Hoboken have recently included the expansion of Hoboken’s residential composting drop-off program, a full ban on all carry-out plastic bags and styrofoam, the purchasing of 100% renewable electricity for all Hoboken municipal operations, and energy-efficient upgrades in 11 municipal buildings.