Hundreds attend annual Go Green festival
by Benjamin Fang
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2019 Go Green! Brooklyn Festival
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The 12th annual Go Green! Brooklyn Festival drew hundreds to McCarren Park over the weekend.

Dozens of booths highlighted community organizations, city agencies and local businesses that focus on sustainability, environmentalism and greening the earth.

The afternoon was packed with live entertainment and performances, nature walks and even a culinary class.

Abbey Rose Garner, associate director of Town Square, the community group that organizes the festival every year, said the event is a celebration of green initiatives “on every level,” from individuals to nonprofits and corporations.

“A lot of work goes into it, but it’s worth it to bring the celebration of the earth and caring for the planet to the community,” she said.

Garner said she believes life doesn’t revolve around the individual, and that people will have to share the planet for years to come.

“We should do everything we can to live in a sustainable manner,” she said.

Town Square, founded by Susan Anderson, also hosts an annual Halloween party, movie nights at Transmitter Park and SchoolFest for local parents, in addition to the popular green festival.

“I hope that Go Green! is around for many years to come,” Garner added.
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