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Berks Sustainability Festival

Jun 30, 2016 10:51PM

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County will host the Berks Sustainability Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 23, at West Reading Park, across from the Reading Public Museum. The festival will showcase the many ways local people and businesses are working to be sustainable, what is new in the world of sustainability and how easy it is to be more sustainable.

Features will include craft beer, live music, arts and crafts, farm to table, upcycled furniture, bicycles and electric cars. Festival goers are encouraged to bike, run or walk, with special parking for bikes.

“The word sustainability has evolved to include everything from traditional recycling and energy conservation, to upcycled clothing and furniture, to the small home movement and even employee retention and community survival,” shares Mark Ratcliffe, director of development for Habitat for Humanity. “Reading has been a challenged community for some time, and the staff and volunteers at Habitat for Humanity believe working toward sustainability together will not only help the community survive, but thrive.”

For more information, call 484-797-5954, email [email protected] or visit

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