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CHICAGO, IL – May, 6, 2011 - Earth Share of Illinois, a nonprofit environmental federation, would like to announce their 2nd annual Revamped Fashion & Art Show. The Revamped Fashion & Art Show will take place on Friday, May 20, 2011, from 7:00pm-11:00pm, at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th Street, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit www.revampedchicago.com.
General Admission tickets ($35.00) include open bar, fashion show, and other entertainment. VIP Admission tickets ($75.00) include access to exclusive VIP lounge with food and featured cocktails, and seats along the runway.
All tickets include free parking, complimentary coat check, music, “green carpet” photo ops and spectacular views of downtown Chicago from one of Chicago’s newest premier event spaces!
Your participation and support of Revamped will help to celebrate the beauty when people recycle, reimagine and reinvent fashion and art. Revamped conveys the simple ways that we can have a positive impact on the environment through the creative reuse of our resources. Revamped shows people that there is an environmentally conscience choice in fashion and art.
An expected 400 people will be introduced to simple ways in which you can have a positive impact on the environment. From vintage clothing, sustainable textiles, custom refashioned accessories, and recycled fabrics; Revamped inspires guests to reuse materials waiting to be discarded. We will feature refashioned vintage couture mixed with new developments in eco-textiles. The designers are filling a gap in the fashion industry and capturing an emerging market of consumers that want to make socially responsible choices.
This year, the event has expanded and local artists have been invited to showcase their recycled artwork. Guests will be introduced to a new community of local artists and designers that create with the environment in mind. Artists include Nicole Matta Santos, Carrie Ann Schumacher, Jay Strommen, Maggie Joyce, Charles Heinrich, Tiffany Gholar and Brikena Boci.
Revamped will provide local artists and businesses a way to get involved and support the Chicagoland environmental community.
Our runway show will feature the following designers; Redgi Woods, Imagine Fashions, Rachel Brooks, The Style Cooperative, Alternative Shoes, Corky Couture, and Marta Cebrat-Czernik.
Purchase tickets by May 20, 2011, pre-sale ends at 3:00pm. Visit the event website at www.revampedchicago.com or contact Elizabeth Kossik at 312-795-3740.
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About Earth Share of Illinois
Earth Share of Illinois represents over 60 leading environmental and conservation organizations making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. We are hard at work to provide funding to protect our valuable natural resources to those member charities through workplace giving campaigns. Our member charities are dedicated to the protection of our public health and natural resources, and provide educational resources
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Dearborn, Mich., May 3, 2011 – Ford and the Green Festival have teamed up to find and fund the most innovative projects to improve the environment in five U.S. cities. The Community Green Grant program challenges organizations and individuals to propose impactful ideas that would improve the environment in their local communities prior to the start of a local Green Festival. Attendees at the Green Festival in each city will vote to select the project proposal that will receive the $5,000 Community Green Grant.
“Being an environmentally responsible company is a key part of the Ford corporate identity,” said John Viera, Ford director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters. “By working with the Green Festival, we are able to extend this sustainable thinking beyond Ford and do something tangible and permanent to improve the local community following each event.”
Before each event opening, a panel from Green Festival and Ford will select a group of Community Green Grant finalists from among the proposals submitted. During the Green Festival, the finalists’ project proposals will be presented in the Ford Pavilion, with the winner of the Community Green Grant chosen by a vote of festival attendees.
“We’re so pleased to be partnering with Ford to bring the Community Green Grant program to all of the Green Festival cities,” said Greg Roberts, Green Festival producer. “I am confident we will receive some very creative project proposals from the many people and organizations who participate in the events.”
Attendees will vote on the grant finalists throughout the two-day event. The votes will be tallied on-site and the winning project proposal will be announced on the final afternoon of the Green Festival.
“The Green Festival is a great fit for Ford because it’s a way to connect with the most passionate and environmentally concerned consumers,” said Viera. “We can share our sustainability strategy and have a two-way dialogue about how we can work together to improve the environment.”
As a corporate innovator partner, Ford will have a presence at each of the Green Festivals that includes a display at the Ford Pavilion, test drives of hybrids and electrified vehicles, and a presentation by a Ford executive speaker who will discuss the company’s sustainability and green vehicle strategy.
The first $5,000 Community Green Grant will be awarded during the Chicago Green Festival, May 14-15. Later in 2011, the Green Festival and Community Green Grant will travel to Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Entries for each festival must be received by the following dates:
Chicago, May 7
Seattle, May 14
New York, Sept. 24
Los Angeles, Oct. 22
San Francisco, Nov. 5
Ideas can be submitted to email@example.com or mailed to:
Attn: Community Green Grant
3020 Carbon Place, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301
Blueprint for Sustainability
Ford’s corporate sustainability strategy encompasses a wide range of efforts, such as the improved energy efficiency of its facilities around the world, the reduction of CO2 emissions of its vehicles, and accelerated development of more fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles. For additional information, see Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability at http://www.ford.com/about-ford/company-information/corporate-sustainability.
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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visitwww.ford.com.
About Green Festival
At Green Festival®, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, we’re celebrating what’s working in our communities and around the world – for people, business and the environment. Think of Green Festival® as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier-socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals, business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad. Organizations and businesses showcase programs and products that restore the planet and all that inhabit it. Neighbor-to-neighbor connections are formed and skills are shared to empower people to create positive change in the world.www.greenfestivals.org
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Organic Food Club, Inc., dba Taste-A-Thon has over 35 years experience in the organic and natural food industry. We have strived to gain exposure in the desirable and highly targeted Green and sustainable market by providing the public with the opportunity to “taste before they buy” (our motto) at mass-marketed events, schools and farmer’s markets.
The Taste-A-Thon concept has been a lively and popular attraction for over twenty-three years. We are proud of the fact that our booths are consistently busy with people waiting to taste and sample our foods throughout the day. Taste-A-Thons are located in cities where retail merchants sell the products we sample. In addition, by handing out product information and coupons, this is a powerful way to increase the retailer’s customer base.
Recently, we have implemented www.OrganicFoodClub.com, an Amazon (online) Store, conveniently organized for an easy accessible shopping experience. One click and you can select over 30 alphabetized categories, ranging from baby products to sweeteners and syrups, including dips & spreads, snack bars, energy beverages and gluten free cookies, etc. Amazon’s healthy organic product pricing is practically impossible to match due to their massive economies of scale. We urge you to check our low prices and compare to where you buy your healthy organic products now.
Our involvement in the Green Festivals began in 2007 in San Francisco, CA, and we have since participated each year. This month at the Chicago Green Festival, we will be sampling products from the following companies:
Our newest company, Taste Marketing, Inc. dba Organic Produce Box has created a fundraising opportunity for schools, organizations, businesses, or an individual. This program makes it possible to conveniently purchase certified organic produce that is affordable and fresher than store bought. We are currently looking for new pickup locations for a minimum of 25 people / families to order these boxes. Please visit www.organicproducebox.com for more information, or contact 773-331-0260. Stop by the Taste-A-Thon booth.
Finally, we have aligned our efforts with community action/non-profit organizations such as Farm Aid and the Organic Farming Research Foundation. It is through their generous donations that we continue to create fundraising campaigns which set us apart from any other consumer direct marketing company. We are extremely pleased with our donation concept, as it has raised thousands of dollars over the last several years.
For more information contact:
Ed Kugler, Taste-a-thon Founder
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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“In an online, instantaneous, and ever-evolving world, we have innumerable social networks and a myriad of opportunities to connect with others. But face-to-face communication is waning and quality time is fading away—so are we really creating lasting connections?Mimi’s Organic Exchange (MOE), which is located in Chicago, is another kind of network, a healing network that facilitates “positive sharing” among professionals, small businesses, artisans, non-profits, and others interested in developing sustainable connections through social events. MOE supports socially, environmentally, and spiritually sustainable products and services.
Both MOE and The Convergence Project are groups that are passionate about teaching and encouraging others to be more open-minded, building community, and forming real connections. In Clayton’s words, we want people to “be respectful to each other. We are living on this planet. We are all living together.”
MOE and The Convergence Project will be presenting at the upcoming Green Festival on May 14-15 at McCormick Center”
READ MORE: Neo-Network: Mimi’s Organic Exchange via Chicagoist
“In an interview at the Green Festival in San Francisco on April 9, Alexis Baden-Mayer, OCA Campaign Director, explained the strategy behind the Millions Against Monsanto Truth-in-Labeling Campaign.
“Over 90% of Americans want GE-tainted foods labeled. Why? So that we can avoid buying these foods. This is a major reason why millions of us are buying certified organic products, which preclude the use of GE ingredients, as well as toxic chemicals and animal drugs. Since the politicians in Washington apparently prefer to listen to Monsanto rather than their constituents, we need to put our efforts where we currently have the most power, in our local communities, especially at the retail grocery store level, where 50 million of us are regularly buying certified organic and so-called ‘natural’ foods.
“What most green consumers don’t understand yet, is that most of the so-called “natural” processed foods and animal products (which make up 2/3 of the sales of Whole Foods Market) that we are still buying are GMO-contaminated. Either they contain GMO ingredients like soy, corn, canola, cottonseed oil or sugar beet sweetener, or else the animals have been force-fed fed a steady diet of GMO grains and drugs.”
Tags: agriculture, certified, community, contaminated, farming, food, GE, GMO, Green, Green Festival, grocery, local, Monsanto, Non-GMO, organic, organic consumers association, source, toxic, whole foods
“April 9-10 in San Francisco, CA Meet TreeHugger’s Green Wine Guideauthor Jerry James Stone at the San Francisco Green Festival Green Wine Guide Wine Tastings on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10. Sample wine and beer, learn about mead, find out what it takes to operate a certified organic vineyard, winery or brewery and taste wine from Frey Biodynamic Vineyards, HoneyRun Winery, LaRocca Vineyards and Medlock Ames.”
Tags: Beer, beverage, brewery, entertainment, event, Green, Green Festival, green wine guide, local, mead, organic, organic vineyard, San Francisco, SF, sustainable, tastings, treehugger, weekend, wine, winery
“This weekend, the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center will host Green Festival on April 9-10. Green Festival is a combination of two powerhouse organizations: Green Americaand Global Exchange. Founded in 1982, Green America is committed to creating economic power while striving for a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Global Exchange is a 22-year old international organization that focuses on social, economic, and environmental justice, with a strong awareness for human rights. When these two organizations team up for Green Festival, you better be prepared for a rocking green and sustainable weekend!”
Come Celebrate Green Festival’s 10th Year Anniversary! via Natalie Safra – Examiner.com
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“Get ready, because the San Francisco Green Festival is this weekend, April 9-10 at the San Francisco Concourse and Exhibition Center. Discounted tickets are still available online. The deadline for you to purchase your discount online tickets is Friday April 8th at 5pm PST. You can also purchase your tickets at the box office on Saturday and Sunday.
Admission has always been free for members of Global Exchange, Green America, festival volunteers, or those under 18. A five dollar discount is available for students with ID, seniors, bike riders with use of bike valet, and those who use public transportation.”
Don’t miss the Green Festival in San Francisco April 9th and 10th 2011 via Annabel Ascher – Examiner.com
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