Every Green Festival is fortunate to host a number of incredible authors, leaders and visionaries. The Green Festival bookstore is one of the most popular hot spots on the festival floor for a reason, as attendees can browse titles by speakers as well as meet their favorite authors during book signings. Whether your interest lies in the political, environmental, social or scientific realm, here is some light, and not-so-light summer reading to get you in gear for another Green Festival season:
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Green Festival is thrilled to celebrate its 10th Anniversary November 12-13, 2011 at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, so mark your calendars now!
The first Green Festival brought 13,000 participants and featured only 50 speakers, 125 exhibitors and a handful of special events. 10 years, 32 festivals and 1 million attendees later, Green Festival is the largest, most established and trusted sustainability event in the nation, and continues to grow year after year.
Whether it will be your first Green Festival or your 10th, head to the Concourse to join the celebration commemorating 10 years of growing, sharing and flourishing to become the nation’s largest and most trusted sustainability event.
Green Festival Los Angeles will take place October 29-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, so mark your calendars now!
Green Festival is excited to head to the Los Angeles Convention Center because it is a green community, both physically and environmentally. In 2008, the Los Angeles Convention Center became the first Convention Center of its age and size in the U.S to be awarded LEED-EB from the United States Green Building Council. The
Trick or Treat?! The Los Angeles Green Festival happens Halloween weekend, so wear your best eco-friendly costumes and trick or treat your way around the festival floor for sustainable samples and Fair Trade delights!
Find all your holiday gifts under one roof! The Green Festival Marketplace is the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for all of your green shopping needs. Find non-toxic products for your home, office and garden; organic wellness products for your body and mind; beautiful earth-friendly eco-fashion for yourself and your family; tasty vegan and vegetarian foods; Fair Trade goods; organic beer and wine and much more!
When it comes to maintaining an environmentally-conscious living space and garden space, there are a lot of ideas and options out there. Tools and methods for water conservation, energy efficiency and household renewable energy sources, weatherization, herb and vegetable garden maintenance and so much more exists to help you save on bills, be more self sufficient and be conscious of your lifestyle impact. There are plenty of local and national businesses available with the expertise to help you decide the appliances, building materials and household products that are right for you. Here are a few easy ideas and resources to help you on your way to a happy and healthy green home and garden.
Summer is upon us and its time for warm weather fashion! Whether you are hanging out with friends and family, traveling on vacation, going to yoga class, celebrating at a summer party or heading out for a night on the town, it is important to both look and feel great in the outfits you choose. In honor of summer fashion, below are stylish organic, recycled and Fair Trade clothing choices, all made in environmental and social responsible ways, for you to look fabulous while helping revolutionize the fashion world. Look forward to seeing each of these fantastic companies in the Green Festival Marketplace this fall.
Summer is here and one of
Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day, the day to celebrate the influence fathers and father figures have in our lives.
Sometimes it is a challenge to find the perfect socially responsible and eco-friendly gift to suit your dad’s interests. The Green Festival marketplace is here to help, with gift ideas for all green dads!
Whether your dad is a green building fan, works in an eco-friendly office or is king of the organic kitchen, Green Festival can help find the perfect present. Here are a few affordable and eco-friendly ways to say thanks to your green dad:
Elizabeth O'Connell - Green America Fair Trade Program
Hershey "Raise the Bar" Campaign
Yesterday was a sizzling day to be in Times Square, and not just because it was 97 degrees and sunny! Students and others from across New York and even further came together in front of the Hershey store to say "What do we want? Fair Trade? When do we want it? Now!"
In fact, so many people showed up for the "Raise the Bar, Hershey" that we had to expand to both sides of Broadway. We shouted call and response chants from one side of the street to the other to make sure that everyone in Times Square could hear what we were asking for.
Students from Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, New Jersey and others came to the rally as a field trip, since they had been learning about social justice in their classrooms. Many of them had made posters with original messages like "Hershey Tastes Good, Feels Bad." See pictures from the rally here.
Written by Bill McKibben for the Washington Post - May 23, 2011
Narrated by Stephen Thomson of Plomomedia
Green Festival continued its 10th Anniversary celebration at
Green Festival continued its 10th Anniversary celebration year at
Thanks to Green America and Global Exchange, as well as every attendee, volunteer, exhibitor, partner and nonprofit ally whose efforts made Chicago Green Festival a great success! Thank you also to Lieutenant Governor Shiela Simon for opening the festival with an inspiring call to action for every