Mercer Island hosted its annual Leap for Green Fair on April 14 at the Community and Event Center, featuring live music, food trucks, a petting zoo and other activities for kids and families to peruse local sustainability resources and learn more about environmental practices.
Keeping with this year’s theme of “On the Move,” Islanders learned how to travel around the region more sustainably with LimeBike, Sound Transit, Metro, Neighbors in Motion and more. The city also displayed its alternative-fuel vehicles and promoted its new rideshare pilot program with Lyft and Uber.
Mercer Island has a renewed focus on going green this year, as the city council highlighted deepening “the city’s commitment to sustainability and livability” as one of its 2018-2019 goals.
The fair began in 2008, as a celebration of Earth Day (April 22). See www.mercergov.org/GreenFair for more.