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Green Festival News

Why Prop. 37 is a Win for Everyone

Ken Roseboro
The Non-GMO Report

Why Prop 37 is a win-win proposition


Californians will soon decide whether to pass or reject Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Support for Prop 37 has recently fallen 18 points due to a one-million-dollar-a-day advertising campaign by opponents. These included Monsanto and other members of the “Big Six” biotech companies who had accounted for one-half of the $40 million raised to defeat the initiative.

Using Recycled and Renewable Materials in Ford Vehicles

Ford Motor Company

ford_laFord will be turning its ignition on at the San Francisco and Los Angeles Green Festival next month, bringing their green line of vehicles straight to you. Don’t miss your chance to take one of Ford’s electric or hybrid vehicles for a spin. You’ll have an opportunity to test drive the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle.

Ford is on a mission to increase the use of recycled and renewable content year by year and model by model. You’ll see this with the produce stand display in the Ford Pavilion, which demonstrates everything that goes into a door panel in Ford vehicles – Soy, wheat straw, sweet potatoes, corn and sugarcane.

Test Drive Ford’s New Lineup of Green Vehicles at San Francisco Green Festival

Ford Motor Company

Ford-Test-DriveFord Motor Company has been hitting the road with its new lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles with a pop-up test drive tour, and it’s making its way to the San Francisco Green Festival November 10th and 11th. The Go Further Tour has been stopping at large events in major markets around the country, giving people the opportunity to drive and learn about Ford’s new vehicles with eco-boost, electric hybrid and plug-in powertrains. Don’t miss your chance to take the front seat of the Focus Electric, C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi and experience all that the green vehicles from Ford have to offer.

DC Green Festival Continues Sunday

DC FloorWashington DC Green Festival continues today, Sunday September 30th, at the Washington Convention Center. Doors open at 11am! Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday and made Saturday an fantastic day and a wonderful return of Green Festival to this incredible city. If you didn't make it to the Washington Convention Center yesterday, head on down today for a brand new day of fun at Green Festival!

Washington DC Green Festival This Weekend!

gf-chicago-overviewGet ready, because the Washington DC Green Festival is this weekend, September 29-30 at the Washington Convention Center!

Discounted tickets are still available online. The deadline for you to purchase your discount online tickets is Friday September 28 at 5pm EST. You can also purchase your tickets at the box office on Saturday and Sunday. Green Festival is located in Hall B at the Convention Center and event hours are 10am-7pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday.

Get Hands-On with DIY Workshops

diydemoOne of the newest and most popular stages at Green Festival is the DIY Stage!

Learn by doing at this interactive stage. Head to Washington DC Green Festival this weekend, September 29-30, and participate in practical workshops led by local experts that teach you skills to take home a range of projects. There is no task too big or small to tackle at the DIY Stage!

Here's what you'll find:

Family Fun at the Green Kids Zone

gfnyckidszoneEveryone knows the real party is at the Green Kids Zone! Bring your family to Green Festival this weekend September 29-30 at the Washington Convention Center and enjoy two days of fun for all ages.

Entertaining and enriching activities include eco-crafts, yoga, story time, trivia and more!

Explore the wonder of the world and learn why it is important to protect and conserve water, eco-systems, animal species and habitats.

Los Angeles Green Festival and Arts Earth Partnership present the “Art for the Planet” Contest

What are we looking for?

Los Angeles Green Festival and Arts Earth Partnership (AEP) present the “Art for the Planet” Contest. We invite Southern California high school students to create artwork with themes relating to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time, these include:

  • global climate change
  • ocean pollution
  • waste diversion and recycling
  • rainforest destruction
  • water conservation
  • alternative energy
  • toxic chemical usage
  • species extinction
  • pesticide-free food production
  • air pollution
  • loss of biodiversity
  • indigenous cultures
  • fair trade
  • human trafficking
  • environmental justice

Green Festival and Social Media Week LA present: "Eco-Activism Goes Social," Sept. 24 at The HUB LA

thehublaTonight, Monday September 24, Green Festival joined Social Media Week LA at The HUB in Los Angeles to present a special panel discussion: "Eco-Activism Goes Social." Partners, presenters and community allies gathered to share secrets and successes in using social media to educate and engage the public into action. Celebrity activists, including Fran Drescher and Sharon Lawrence joined seasoned digital strategists in sharing their current campaigns and favorite stories of success in the exploding social media-sphere.

Thanks so much to panelists: Karl Burkart (Tcktcktck; MNN); Sharon Lawrence (Heal the Bay; Women in Film; Drop Dead Diva; Grey's Anatomy); Mallika Chopra (Intent.com; The Chopra Well); Fran Drescher (Trash Cancer); Mud Baron (Shorty Award #food, #green); and, Laura Klein (Organic Authority).

For a recap, head to OccupyFreedomLA on UStream.

Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Speaks on Main Stage at DC Green Festival - Saturday Sept. 29, 1 pm

Democracy Now!

amy_goodman_silenced_majorityAmy Goodman, host of the daily, independent global news hour Democracy Now!, will speak and sign her latest book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope Saturday, on Saturday, September 29th at 1 pm.

Goodman joins the DC Green Festival as part of the 100-city Election 2012 Silenced Majority Tour Between now and Election Day, Goodman and the Democracy Now! news team will broadcast live across the United States, travelling through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision is changing how our democracy works.