Sign language interpreters are available at each expo
Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.
Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.
Green Festival is a unique and powerful platform for connecting potential customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations - all under one roof. It provides excellent opportunities for green brands to generate business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, build awareness and strengthen relationships in an expansive and engaging green marketplace.
Mission and Vision:
Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green.
At Green Festival, we are committed to:
- Showcasing the best and latest green products and services in the market
- Making ‘green’ practical, viable and accessible to everyone by promoting sustainability in everyday life choices and actions
- Providing the ultimate marketplace for green brands and consumers who want to integrate sustainability into their lives
- Striving to be a zero-waste marketplace where consumers can be assured that companies are committed to environmental sustainability
- Representing a diverse, sustainable community that is socially and environmentally responsible
- Encouraging companies to adopt green and fair trade principles through Green America’s certification process
- Supporting vegan-vegetarian diets that are focused on organic, non-GMO and local artisanal foods as part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
- Serving as a launching pad for Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and consumer programs in sustainability
Green Festival is a brand of Messe Stuttgart.
Past & Current Speakers & Presenters
Alisa Gravitz, President, Green America
Alan Tratner, Chairman, Environmental Education Group
Alexandra Nagy, Organizer, Food & Water Watch
Amy Goodman - Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!
Amy Greeson, Executive Director/ Founder (Healing Seekers) and CEO (Natural Discoveries, Inc.)
Annalisa Roger, Founder, DotGreen Community, Inc.
Annie de la Bouillerie Goeke, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Earth Rights Institute
Anya Deepak, Commercial Toxics Reduction Associate, Department of the Environment
Aura Vasquez, Sierra Club My Generation Campaign
Avis Richards, CEO & Founder - Birds Nest Foundation
Brendan Shane - Chief of the Office of Policy and Sustainability, District Department of the Environment
Caroline Kinsman, Communications Manager, Non-GMO Project
Clint Wilder, Senior Editor at Clean Edge
Colin O'Neil - Director of Government Affairs, Center for Food Safety
Colin O'Neil, Center for Food Safety, Director of Government Affairs, New York
Dan Harris, ABC News Anchor Man
Debbie Raphael, Director of the Department of the Environment – San Francisco
Elizabeth Meer, Special Assistant for Pollution Prevention and Green Procurement – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Eric Alterman, The Nation, The Center for American Progress, CUNY
Erika Podest, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Office, City of Palo Alto
Graham McLaughlin Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility The Advisory Board Company
Ian Fisk - Executive Director, William James Foundation
Ian Foraker, Executive Director, Western Division, Cleantech Open
Jessica Aldridge, Organizer / Executive Dir of Burbank Green Alliance, SoCal 350 Climate Action Coalition Ally, Coordinating Committee
Joan Harper, Coordinator, Fair Trade LA
Jon Coleman, Ph.D., Fleet Sustainability & Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company
Joseph Robertson, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Strategic Coordinator
Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Sustainability - The George Washington University
Kevin Danaher, Co Founder, Global Exchange
Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch
Mark Chambers, Sustainability & Energy Management Director, DC Department of General Services
Marshall Saunders, President & Founder Citizens' Climate Lobby
Melanie Welch, Associate Director, Freshwater Future
Michael Kramer, Managing Partner - Natural Investments
Mike Dieterich, Founder, Renew and Sustain
Pamela Hess, Executive Director, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
Ralph Nader, American Political Activist (former United States Presidential Candidate)
Randy Durband, Chief Executive Officer, Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
Ron Kamen, CEO & Founder, EarthKind Energy
Sarah Moskowitz, Director of Outreach - Citizens Utility Board
Scott Pomeroy, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Sustainability Manager
Scott Ryan, Founder, The Manifesto Project
Sharon Jaye, Director of Sustainability - NYC Department of Education
Sylvia Washington, Founder and Executive Director for Sustainability - Green Buddha Life Sustainability Center
Ted Smith, Coordinator, International Campaign for Responsible Technology
Theodore Casparian, Sustainable Investing 4 All
Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Friends of the Earth, Food Futures Campaigner
Zoe Carpenter, Washington Editor, The Nation Magazine
Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education & Solutionary School NYC
Green Festival is a brand of Messe Stuttgart
Green Festival has joined forces with Messe Stuttgart, a leading international tradeshow organizer producing Europe’s largest consumer show on sustainability, green products and fair trade. This dynamic partnership leverages extensive networks and tradeshow experience to expand the reach and impact of Green Festival.
Messe Stuttgart is the organizer of a series of concurrent consumer shows in the Sustainable Economy, including shows like “The Market for good taste – the Slow Food Trade Fair,” “FAIR HANDELN – international exhibition focusing on Fair Trade and globally responsible trade and activities,” “Garden outdoor environment – exhibition for garden and lifestyle,” “i-Mobility – exhibition for intelligent mobility, environment and technology,” “YogaExpo – the trade fair for yoga, Ayurveda,” “Haus Holz Energie – the large sustainable building and energy trade fair,” and more. The concurrent events featuring over 1,150 exhibitors attract more than 80,000 visitors annually.
Messe Stuttgart and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart, a business division of Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, have been setting sustainable trends since they ﬁrst opened in October 2007. Their central concern is the conservative use of resources and the promotion of an environmentally responsible attitude, including energy use, waste management, water conservation, green transportation, good food and conscious employees. http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/en
We have partnered with a national public relations agency to expand the reach and impact of Green Festival as we promote the best in sustainability and green living. Finn Partners, a global public relations firm with a distinguished track record in corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, will help us engage more consumers and businesses with our messages about sustainability. This is part of our new effort to grow and maximize visibility for sponsors, partners, businesses and speakers participating in Green Festival. We’re excited about our partnership with Finn Partners, and hope you will contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to get involved in our events this year.
® is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Our Vision
At Green America, our programs are helping millions—families and businesses—to build a green economy and a more just and sustainable world, greening your life, work and world through safe food, clean energy, fair labor and fair finance.What Makes Green America® Unique
- The Green Business Network™ (GBN) helps green companies emerge and thrive.
- The Green American magazine and The National Green Pages® gives you the powerful tools, steps, goods and services you need to green your lives, your communities, and the world.
- The GMO Inside program supports both labeling initiatives and removal of GMOs from our food systems.
- Fair Trade Action and Fair Labor programs work for a green economy that lifts up its workers and pays them fairly, rather than relying on sweatshop-, child-, or forced labor.
- Our clean energy programs include Climate Action, Clean Energy Victory Bonds, Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Better Paper Project.
- Our green finance programs include Socially Responsible Investing, the Break up with Your Megabank Campaign and the 1% in the Community Campaign
is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice since 1988. We are a 501 c3 registered non-profit. We’re changing the rules across the globe from a profit-centered global economy to thriving people-centered local economies; from the politics of greed to a living democracy that respects the rights of workers and nature; and from currency to community.
Our holistic approach reaches thousands of members and supporters, through educating the U.S. public about root causes of injustice and the impacts of U.S. government policies and corporate practices. We inspire change by building people-to-people ties, engaging grassroots education for action and linking social and environmental movements.
Over the last 25 years, we have won victories big and small on behalf of workers, small farmers, the environment and vulnerable communities around the world. We helped build a thriving Fair Trade movement. We championed campaigns to stop and end wars, challenge corporate power and bring attention to the exploitation of the current global economy. We monitored elections in Colombia, Mexico, and in the U.S. We built the largest sustainability event (Green Festival) in the country from the ground up and trained young adults in green careers. We have organized social conscious travel around the globe on our Reality Tours. And we are still going strong!
For more detailed information: www.globalexchange.org