Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

11th Hour Racing is supporting the 49th annual Harvest Fair as the Sustainability Sponsor. For over 45 years, the Norman Bird Sanctuary has brought visitors from far and wide together for a celebration of the harvest season through its annual Harvest Fair. This award-winning event is a fall favorite on Aquidneck Island.

 

Visit the Harvest Fair website

Initiatives Supported by 11th Hour Racing

  • Composting food waste to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Lead zero waste demonstrations to educate attendees on best practices they can use at home
  • Encourage attendees to reduce single-use plastic by providing a water refill station
  • Eliminate single-use plastic by prohibiting the sale of plastic bottles at the event
  • Support a Green Team to lead Zero Waste Stations to aid guests in sorting their waste properly for recycling and composting
  • Educate the greater Newport community about sustainability and environmental consciousness through on-site messaging and digital communications

Background

Norman Bird Sanctuary was established in 1949 through a bequest made by Mabel Norman Cerio. Our mission is to engage a community of stewards to preserve, protect and enjoy this 300-acre property and the ecosystems within and beyond its stone walls. Through conservation, historic preservation, education and exploration, we foster lifelong connections between people and the Sanctuary’s rich and diverse habitats.