'Eco-Friendly Fair' in Redwood City This Saturday

Celebrate Earth Day a little early.


Locals can celebrate Earth Day a little early this weekend at the San Mateo County Eco-Friendly Fair on Saturday in Redwood City.

The fair will take place at the County Center, located at the corner of Middlefield and Bradford, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - and the first 50 to show up will receive a free reusable bag.

The fair is organized by the San Mateo County Youth Commission's Environmental Protection Committee.

"The Fair is a gathering of environmentally conscious and friendly individuals, companies, and organizations," the organization says on its website. "Come for a day filled with vendors from all over the Bay Area featuring unique, recycled, refurbished, 'upcycled' and green products, food, and special finds."

Free "DIY" workshops will be held "in order to increase your ability to easily incorporate the environment into your life," and various groups and causes will host tables where the curious can wander, listen to music, purchase products, grab a bite to eat, and learn about environmental projects and efforts in the Bay Area. Raffle drawings will also take place.

"This event will introduce youth to the importance of being green and supporting sustainable, local businesses," said Malcolm Smith, spokesperson for the City of Redwood City.

For more information about the County Youth Commission and the Eco-Friendly Fair, visit http://www.bethedifference.org/smcyc/.

Will you attend the Eco-Friendly Fair? Tell us in the comments.

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