“The green movement is more popular than ever, but experts say socioeconomic barriers like high crime and lower household income keep the trend from catching on in all communities. When a tankless water heater costs $1,500 more than a standard one, environmentalism often takes a backseat to saving money. Kaitlin Meehan shares one local author’s quest to get the black community to go green.”
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May 21-22, Qwest Event Center (800 Occidental Avenue S., Seattle): The Green Festival. Billed as “the nation’s premier sustainability event,” this wide-ranging extravaganza of alternative, well, everything features a long and variegated list of guest speakers, exhibitors, arts, crafts and musicians. And it won’t cost you much green: between $5 and $25, depending on how, when and where you pay. Be there or be Republican.
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We are all in luck to hear that the Green Festival will be returning to Seattle this May! After just wrapping up in San Francisco, the festival will be in Chicago on May 14th and 15th and then come to Seattle on May 21st and 22nd. I attended green weekend last year and was blown away by the amount of exhibitors, knowledge of the speakers, and the interactive booths that were there. If you are looking for something to do in Seattle for a weekend, don’t miss this opportunity.
The Green Festival is a project by Green America and Global Exchange; two incredible organizations aiming to educate the world on Green Living and social justice. Even the festival itself strives to be sustainable. Volunteer workers help attendees sort their trash so that plastics, aluminum, glass, mixed paper and cardboard, electronic waste and compost are all diverted from a landfill and are recycled. In its first year in 2008 the Seattle Green Festival diverted 97% of all its use from the landfill. Now coming back to Seattle for the 10th anniversary of the Festival, participation by attendees is crucial. Here are some things you can to help do while attending the festival;
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“Red, white, or green? You can go for all three, at least at this weekend’s celebration of all things sustainable. Jon Frey’sbiodynamic vineyard will be pouring away — alongside 190 other exhibitors — at Sat/9-Sun/10′s Green Festival.
If the extensive alphabetical list of vendors gives an apt portrayal of Green Fest’s floorplan, Frey will shack up alongside From War to Peace, a husband-wife jewelry team that creates fashion from dismantled nuclear missile systems. One booth over, Frontier Angel Soap will leave passer-bys sweet-smelling and squeaky clean. Displays of sustainable goodies in other aisles of the Concourse Exhibition Center? Eco-friendly river rafting, passively-powered thermal art, and rolfing, a holistic system of soft tissue massage created by Dr. Ida Rolf.”
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“This festival dedicated to sustainable progress has been going strong for a decade now, backed by a shifting American mindset, especially in progressive SF. This year’s Green Festival features presentations by over 125 authors, inventors, politicians, innovators and visionaries.”
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