“Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, will be in Seattle Friday May 20, and Saturday, May 21, keynoting this year’s Green Festival-Seattle. Linking the issues of poverty and pollution, Rev Yearwood will address rising asthma rates and other health disparities from air pollution among youth and communities of color in Seattle.”
Archive for May, 2011
Green Festival 2011: Mads Jacobsen Singing It Is The End Of The World via Jack Olmstead – Seattle Pi Blog
“The Seattle Green Festival is almost here, and here are some things to know before you go:
You can purchase your tickets online at www.greenfestivals.org and get a discounted admission. Or you can purchase your tickets at the door of theQwest Field Event Center on the day of the event. When you purchase your tickets, you’ll receive GF Bucks for either dining or shopping at over 300 exhibits. Online tickets are $10 for one day/$15 for two, and you’ll receive $5 back in GF Bucks. Tickets at the door are $15 for one day/$25 for two, and you’ll also receive $5 in GF Bucks in return.
Children under 18 get into the festival free. Discounts are available for students, seniors, cyclists or public transit riders. Government employees who show their ID also get in free. Cyclists can use the complimentary Green Festival Bike Valet Service on Occidental.
Speakers will have their books available for purchase at the Green Festivals Official Bookstore (sponsored by University Bookstore). Authors signing at the bookstore will include: Amy Goodman, David Korten, and John Perkins.”
“From helping people make affordable and resource-saving home improvements, to offering planet-saving consumer advice, King County government is recognized nationally as a leader of sustainability and “green” living.
Come see some of the County’s top sustainability and green experts at the annual Green Festival, at Qwest Field on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to hear from more than 125 experts on sustainability and interconnectivity within the green movement; visit with dozens of exhibitors from across the region promoting the benefits of fair trade; and get samples of products from around the globe.
Two of King County’s own environmental experts will also be participating in presentations at the show:”
“Looking for inspiration and know-how to help keep Mother Earth green and healthy? Learn about healthful, sustainable practices and products for your life and our world at this weekend’s Green Festival environmental fair in Seattle.
Exhibits, workshops and speakers on four stages Saturday and Sunday will address healthful, sustainable practices including solar power, green parenting, saving Puget Sound, eco-tourism, green remodeling, gardening, the slow life movement, electric vehicles, green tech, ecological economics and a host of other grass-roots solutions.”
“Charles Earnest attended early Green Festivals when he lived in San Francisco. After moving home to Bellevue six years ago, the marketing professional and Microsoft contractor served as a catalyst for bringing the nation’s premier sustainability event to the Pacific Northwest.
Now in its fourth year in Seattle, the Green Festival will be held in a new location at Qwest Event Center, May 21-22. It features some 300 eco-friendly exhibitors and 125 speakers, many of whom hail from the Puget Sound region.
“Frankly, we have all sorts of sustainable events, but nothing of this scale,” said Earnest, who serves as a host committee member and volunteer. “As a promotion, however, the goal is to get new people in the door – to attract people who have never before stepped in a green event.”’