JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Sunday was all about going green at the James Island County Park. The 6th Annual Carolina Green Fair brought families out for an eventful day while promoting sustainability in the lowcountry.
"We recycle at home all the time," says Melvin Mikell.
The Carolina Green Fair is all about encouraging everyone to care about the environment and to make homes and businesses more eco-friendly.
"It's actually really fun helping the earth," says Mikell.
Matt Rosebrock is the festival and event manager for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
"The County Park and Recreation Commission takes sustainability...to heart," says Rosebrock.
Organizers recycle about 97% of the fair's waste with the help of volunteers at recycle stations. There were also opportunities to buy environmentally-friendly products
"At all our festivals we compost we recycle to make sure that the footprint we have at our festivals is very minimal," says Rosebrock.
"So far it's a great Charleston Day we're out here enjoying the family," says Tyler Shore. "The pet adoptions was really cool. We come here because we love animals and going green."
The fair encourages the youth to create sustainable ideas to to benefit the environment. Project funding is provided to various schools.
"My favorite part about being out here is to celebrate all the green grass and the trees and all the seasons that are to come," says Mikell.
There were also vendors and people selling local food. Rock climbing, paddle boarding, and Zumba were some of the other attractions.
"It's such a great atmosphere for the entire family," says Rosebrock.