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Green Festival News

Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Speaks on the Main Stage at NYC Green Festival - Sunday, April 22nd

Democracy Now!

democracynowAward-winning investigative journalist Amy Goodman will speak on Sunday, April 22 at 2pm on the NYC Green Festival Main Stage. Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily, independent global news hour, that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide.  She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize" for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media."

DotGreen: Bringing the New Green Internet to You

Green Festival has become the premier gathering place to generate inspiration and to harness the energy that this community ignites when joined together. What date could be a more appropriate time to be celebrating than Earth Day 2012 -- honoring our world together! The DotGreen Community is excited to be a part of this year’s Green Festival in New York City and to introduce our contribution to the green movement; a new online namespace for the green community. The green movement online will be identified by the .green extension or Top Level Domain of website address names such as www.product.green or www.yourfavoritecompany.green. This extension will identify interest, collaboration, and commitment of companies, non-profits, and individuals – even governments, who are all valuable contributors to the green movement.

NYC Green Festival Launches This Weekend

gfexhibitornycOur First NYC Green Festival is only days away! Join us this weekend, April 21-22 at Javits Center North!

Connect with your local community to find ideas and innovations that help you take the next green steps in your life. Hundreds of speakers, exhibitors, DIY workshops, films, eco-fashion designs, cooking demos, kid’s activities and more will inspire your actions to make every day Earth Day!

Javits Center North is an extension to the original Javits Center, located on 11th Avenue, between 39th and 40th Streets. The main entrance is located at 11th Ave and 40th St. Javits Center North is also accessible from the main Javits Center

Admission is affordable on any budget. Purchase your ticket online for a special discount price! Support Green Festival and get the full experience by purchasing a Fan Pass. Online ticket sales end Friday at 5pm.

Plan ahead for presentations you want to catch and exhibitors you would like to see by viewing the NYC Event Guide Online. Look for the book icon to denote book signings immediately after presentations!

Official NYC Green Festival After Party at GreenHouse

gf_afterparty_greenhouse-x300Everyone is invited to NYC Green Festivals official after party at GREENHOUSE, New York City’s first eco-friendly nightlife destination!

Featuring socially conscious hip-hop band Brown Rice Family, MC Sa-Roc, Squala Orphan and DJ Butta L., as well as special GreenHouse DJ. 50% of the proceeds benefit Green Festivals.

Visit Booth #438 at NYC Green Festival to purchase tickets, or purchase your ticket online here. The party starts at 7pm and ends at 11pm and is located at 150 VARICK STREET in SoHo between Vandam & Spring Streets. Tickets are $25/adv or $30/door.

Happy Earth Week - NYC Green Festival is this Weekend!

gfbuzzHappy Earth Week! NYC is abuzz with green, and our first NYC Green Festival is this weekend!

Join us on April 21-22 at Javits Center North and celebrate solutions leading us to healthier lives and greener communities.

Check out how to hitch a fun, free, eco-friendly ride to Javits Center North with Revolution Rickshaws Pedicabs

Get the full experience with weekend admission for two, Green Festival gear and more when you purchase a Fan Pass!

Here's what you'll find:

Six Green Driving Techniques

Bob Leonard
Green Automotive Alliance, LLC
Earth Garage

earthgarageEarth Garage is building a place where you can find all the ideas, information and resources to help make your car greener and save money, including products and resources that will help you start saving money right away on fuel and even on some ongoing maintenance costs. Step up and you'll be doing your part to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and help decrease the CO2 emissions that cause global warming.

Earth Garage CEO Bob Lenoard shares several tips and techniques to be a cleaner and greener driver:

Hitch an Eco-Friendly Ride to Green Festival

rev-rickshaw-panelWant an eco-friendly ride to make your way to NYC Green Festival? Revolution Rickshaws is offering FREE pedicab transport service to Javits Center North from Penn Station at 33rd St & 8th Ave on April 21 and 22! Look for our Green Festival billboard, ambassadors, and Green Festival-themed pedicabs for a complimentary ride to Green Festival.

Look out for our Green Festival-themed pedicabs this weekend, April 14-15, and on Wednesday April 18, Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20.

Snap a photo and share it on our Facebook wall or tag us in a Tweet! The first person to send us a photo saying "I found the #NYC @GreenFestival Pedicab" each day will win a Green Festival Fan Pass, including admission for two, two t-shirts, GF Bucks and more!

Green Cleaning - Back to Basics


When Robin Kay Levine’s sister was diagnosed with non-genetic cancer at only 35, Robin began researching the effects of harmful chemicals in everyday products. Armed with what she learned, Robin helped her sister to clean out everyday products from her home and replace them with natural, eco-friendly green alternatives. For example, they discovered that vinegar, a food-grade product, reduces 96% of all bacteria. As her sister recovered, Robin realized she could help countless women and families take safer care of their homes. From there, Eco-Me, her line of family and pet safe cleaning products, was born.

Repax Bike Giveaway in NYC

Bike-Giveaway-2012Repax provides a smarter way to move by delivering sustainable packing and moving supplies. They also promote a smarter way to commute, which is why Repax is giving away a brand new bike at NYC Green Festival!

T.H.R.E.A.D.S. Eco-Fashion Show, Produced by Conscious Living TV


Calling all Chicago Fashionistas!

Head to Chicago Green Festival May 5-6 and check out the latest in everyday eco-wear, recycled and Fair Trade fashion and green haute couture at the T.H.R.E.A.D.S. Eco-Fashion Show, produced by Conscious Living TV.

T.H.R.E.A.D.S. is a cutting-edge runway show highlighting the continuum of eco-conscious, Fair Trade fashion.

Curated and produced by award-winning fashion mavens Michael + Bianca Alexander of Conscious Living TV, T.H.R.E.A.D.S. showcases current eco-collections of some of the most talented and innovative green designers, from rising ready-to-wear stars using recycled materials to haute couturiers showcasing the luxurious side of renewable textiles.