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Prout To Speak At Garden State GreenFest


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Robert Prout, the owner of the Prout Funeral Home in Verona, has been invited to be one of the key speakers at the Garden State GreenFest this Sunday at 2 p.m.

Prout is a nationally recognized speaker and funeral home consultant on natural burials and incorporating greener business practices into the funeral industry. His topic this Sunday will be “Natural Burials and Green Funerals”.

This is the fourth annual Garden State GreenFest and will include eco-friendly exhibitors, hands-on workshops, educator workshops and information on green careers. Gray Russell, Montclair’s environmental coordinator will be speaking on eco-friendly lawn care on Friday.

GreenFest will be held at Kean University in Union on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There is also the PlanetHugger Film Festival each evening from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the 2011 Jersey Pour on March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring music, organic food, local beers and local wines.
For more information, including directions, click here.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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