Boise & Garden City

Idaho Green Fest celebrates sustainability with music in Boise

Idaho Green Fest hosted its third annual event Saturday evening: bringing food vendors, musicians, performers and businesses concerned with sustainability to 8th Street in Boise.

"Idaho Green Fest exists to help support the growth of local businesses, and non profits and student organizations," said Seth Brown, who does marketing for the festival. "It's also a great opportunity for people in the community to connect with each other and learn and grow."

The festival, which espouses ideas of conservation and sustainability, works to lead by example. The event doesn't sell one-use-only water bottles. Instead they had free-water stations and reusable bottles for sale, Brown said.

"We have solar power trailers to help provide the energy for some of our vendors," he said. "All of our food from our food trucks is locally sourced."

The ultimate goal of Idaho Green Fest is to celebrate community, Brown said.

"This event is all about supporting local businesses instead of buying from the big box," he said.