Green Festival is currently the largest sustainability event in the world. Ten years and one million attendees later, Green Festivals are going strong in five major US cities.
Six festivals a year are presented: San Francisco has two, and Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Chicago each have one festival.
A combination of a trade show and educational conference, Green Festival seeks to educate the population and provide the public with opportunities to sample and witness changes in the green movement. The trade show aspect includes about 300 companies showing their products, and the conference aspect encompasses speakers on a wide variety of sustainability topics.
“The goal is to save humanity from itself. We are undermining the planet’s ability to support human existence,” explained Kevin Danaher, Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center. “With Green Festival we are trying to accelerate the transition to the green economy. As the natural resource base gets depleted, the profitability of saving resources goes up. There are many green companies that people are not aware of. Green Festival puts the public in contact with this.”