The 2nd Annual Green City Challenge Race and Family Expo and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) are pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming success last year, the event is moving to Union Square Park. Green City Challenge founder, Les Judd felt that 2011 was the perfect year to reach a broader audience by moving the event. States Judd, “We need to educate New Yorkers about ways to live green, work green, and eat green within the city. It’s definitely possible. People just need to be exposed to all of the resources around them. Being GREEN is easier than people think.”
“With the support of agencies such as NYSERDA, we are able to increase our outreach to many more New Yorkers. This year we hope to engage with the thousands of people who will enjoy the beauty of Union Square Park on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011,” continues Judd.
This FREE one-day event will include product vendors, inspiring panel discussions, musical performances, organic and healthy food vendors, children’s activities, and a recycling center. The Green City Challenge members ask that the community bring used sneakers, eyeglasses, cell phones and clothing to be recycled.
One highlight of the day is the “Green City Challenge Race.” Ten teams of two will compete for the highest score as they race around Lower Manhattan Neighborhoods on bicycles attempting to complete challenges at multiple secret GREEN businesses. The competitors will receive a puzzle piece with a clue directing them to the next challenge. The winning teams will receive gift bags filled with incredible green and sustainable prizes.
NYC RESIDENTS: For more information please visit www.GreenCityChallenge.org or visit us at Union Square Park on October 23rd, 2001 between 11am-6pm.
PRESS: For more information please contact Kerry Gillick Goldberg of kgg enterprises at 516.455.3179 or [email protected]
GENERAL INFORMATION: To learn more about the Green City Challenge please visit www.GreenCityChallenge.org
ABOUT GREEN CITY CHALLENGE
The Green City Challenge is a creative, innovative non-profit organization that connects the community with green businesses and non profits. Our commitment is to increase access to sustainable lifestyle solutions. The annual Green City Challenge race offers a fun opportunity for teams to compete with their fellow green New Yorkers to demonstrate their knowledge of how to live, work and eat green in New York City. The audience is exposed to the many options available to New Yorkers who would like to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
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