2nd Annual Hyannis Rotary Quahog Festival Sustainability Focused

August 25th on the Hyannis Village Green
2018 Rotary Quahog Festival (courtesy photo)

The Hyannis Rotary in consultation with Sustainable Practices, a 501(c)3 Cape-based non-profit focused on promoting sustainability, is facilitating a sustainability-focus to its 2 nd Annual Quahog Festival. “This year we are asking our vendors to limit or eliminate the use of plastic bottles, plates, utensils and other items in lieu of biodegradable alternatives. We have already switched from plastic water bottles, and have requested that our donor, Coca Cola, provide only beverages that are in recyclable aluminum cans. Additionally, we will be providing water in aluminum cans available through Open Water, a company focused on promoting alternatives to plastic. We plan to segregate waste and are exploring food waste composting,” noted Bob Bourque, Chair of the Festival. “Our goal this year to promote sustainability. To this end we will have not only crafters, food vendors and entertainment but also educational opportunities for attendees to understand the significance of environmental stewardship and what they can do to enable this through their daily activities.”

“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate at this year’s Quahog Festival. Sustainable Practices is assisting in  nabling a sustainably-focused event and will speak on the topic along with other environmental groups,” said Madhavi Venkatesan, executive director of Sustainable Practices. “As we increase awareness of the changes we can both individually and collectively make to protect and steward our common environment, we look forward to increasing the tangibility of sustainability at future events, including the 2020 Quahog Festival and Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show.” 

The Quahog Festival, a family-oriented event, will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Hyannis Village Green located at 357 Main St, Hyannis, Massachusetts. Free and open to the public, the event will feature local area music including Sarah Swain and the O'Boys, local crafts, food, wine and beer, including unique quahog offerings; as well as kid's activities. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcomed. Proceeds from the event benefit local community non-profit organizations and the Hyannis Rotary Good Works fund. Questions related to the event can be sent to [email protected]

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Sustainable Practices is a Barnstable County focused environmental action group. We work across all 15 towns in Barnstable County to facilitate a network to support environmental quality for our residents, visitors and fundamentally, the ecosystem on which we are dependent and of which we are all a part. The overarching mission of Sustainable Practices is to facilitate a culture of sustainability as defined by reducing the human-made impact to the planet and its ecosystems.


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