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Van Jones' New Book, "Rebuild the Dream" Launches April 4th!

vanjones-rebuildthedreamADLet’s help Rebuild the Dream reach the Best Seller List!

Van Jones' new book, Rebuild the Dream, hits the shelves on April 4th, the anniversary of MLK’s assassination. Pre-orders are available now. 

Pre-order your copy of Rebuild the Dream and bring it to Green Festival. Join Van Jones on the Main Stage for his talk,“Rebuild the Dream: The Next American Economy,” Saturday April 21 at 12pm and stick around afterwards for a chance to meet Van and get your copy personally signed!

Van Jones pulls no punches in this timely, election year offering. Part memoir, part manifesto, Rebuild the Dream offers both a constructive critique of the Obama era and a powerful plan to renew the American Dream.

As a grassroots outsider who became a White House insider, Jones analyzes the social movements that elected Obama. He explains why the "hope" bubble quickly burst after 2008, and why the Tea Party movement and Occupy Wall Street arose.

Jones then advances creative proposals to heal our democracy and create millions of jobs. Jones is the first former Obama White House official to write a book about his experiences.

Colorful, controversial and candid, Jones speaks for the first time about his personal journey through the halls of power

This provocative book elevates the conversation for rebuilding Dr. King’s Dream for all Americans in the 21st Century.

Wear a Better Story: SustainU Takes a New Approach to Clothing

sustainuChris Yura first understood the power of clothing as a freshman fullback on the Notre Dame football team. He recalls walking out on the field and looking up at the student section: “Looking at that sea of green T-shirts, I felt this powerful connection. I realized those shirts stood for something, they tied us together on a very deep level.”

After college, Chris found himself in the fashion industry where he soon realized that those shirts did not exactly represent the values of his school, classmates and alumni that wore them. “I discovered that most clothing is made using environmentally harmful methods, and that was often paired with the exploitation of the people who make apparel.”

Submit Your Idea for the Chance to Receive a $5,000 Community Green Grant at Chicago Green Festival

Ford-CGG-2012-logo-webDo you have a brilliant, sustainable idea to benefit your community?

Ford Motor Company and Green Festival are awarding one $5,000 Community Green Grant at each 2012 Green Festival this year! No idea is too small or too big, but to be considered, the idea must be local, innovative and actionable.

The Community Green Grant encourages local non-profit organizations and community leaders to submit their sustainable, forward-thinking ideas to improve the environment or quality of life in their local community.

Submit Your Idea for the Chance to Receive a $5,000 Community Green Grant at New York City Green Festival

Ford-CGG-2012-logo-webDo you have a brilliant, sustainable idea to benefit your community?

Ford Motor Company and Green Festival are awarding one $5,000 Community Green Grant at each 2012 Green Festival this year! No idea is too small or too big, but to be considered, the idea must be local, innovative and actionable.

The Community Green Grant encourages local non-profit organizations and community leaders to submit their sustainable, forward-thinking ideas to improve the environment or quality of life in their local community.

Submit Your Idea for the Chance to Receive a $5,000 Community Green Grant in New York and Chicago

Ford-CGG-2012-logo-webDo you have a brilliant, sustainable idea to benefit your community?

Ford Motor Company and Green Festival are awarding one $5,000 Community Green Grant at each 2012 Green Festival this year! No idea is too small or too big, but to be considered, the idea must be local, innovative and actionable.

The Community Green Grant encourages local non-profit organizations and community leaders to submit their sustainable, forward-thinking ideas to improve the environment or quality of life in their local community.

Cooking with Coconuts—the Simple Way

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Move over blueberries, pomegranates and even acai: there’s a new super food in town—coconuts. Why the coconut craze? Besides being a nutritional powerhouse, coconuts have the power to transport us to tropical destinations with their mild, slightly sweet taste. The versatility of the fruit is also incomparable: You’ll find coconut’s multifaceted flavor in cookies, pies, breads, appetizers, savory dishes, and of course plenty of umbrella-adorned beverages.

With all of these culinary possibilities in mind, Earth Balance made it easier to cook with coconuts by creating an Organic Coconut Spread. It’s the perfect partner for baking, frying, sautéing, spreading and topping. Creamy and rich, this spread has a coconutty flavor that you can control when cooking: Keep the heat low to bring the coconut flavor forward or turn up the heat to make it disappear.

Volunteers - We Need You at Navy Pier!

gfvolunteerVolunteering at Green Festival offers many new experiences, great opportunities and exciting adventures.

Whether you want to meet new friends, receive school credit, help-out that resume or learn a new skill, Green Festival is the place to do it! Become part of the Green Festival team and directly contribute to the success of an event that promotes social justice and environmental responsibility in Chicago and around the world.

Green Festival volunteers are the key to every event! You become a  ‘green ambassador,’ assisting Green Festival attendees/exhibitors and also taking back your experience to your home, school, workplace and community.

You can sign up today to volunteer at Chicago Green Festival, May 5-6, 2012 at Navy Pier! 

NYC Programming Schedule Online Now

nycityprogramWith stages scheduled and speakers confirmed, New York Green Festival is growing from the ground up. Javits North is the place to be to celebrate Earth Day weekend, April 21-22, in New York City!

Visit the Speaker Directory and get to know New York Green Festival's visionary speakers. Then head to the Schedules page for a sneek peek of talks to expect and schedules to note when your favorite speakers will take the stage!

Green America and Global Exchange Help NO KXL Petition Gain Over 800,000 Signatures

billmckibbennokxlYesterday, over 800,000 messages opposing the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipleline were delivered to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, DC.

Why the sudden outburst of activism after President Obama rejected the pipeline in December?

The rush to reaffirm objections to the pipeline came after Senate Republicans amended a transportation funding bill to include a provision giving Congress the authority to override the President's decision and approve the pipeline as a matter of national interest.

A number of organizations, including Green America and Global Exchange, were on hand to mobilize and keep up with the fight against the pipeline!

7 Ways to Cheat on Your Mega-Bank

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The kind of cheating we actually endorse this Valentine's Day 

 So, you’ve been wanting to end your relationship with your mega-bank, but you can’t break up just yet. While you work toward making a clean break, Green America has some suggestions for how you can “cheat” on your mega-bank: ways you can move money into banking products from community development financial institutions (CDFIs), even if you’re maintaining aprimary bank account elsewhere.