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“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.”’
“Families visiting the Green Kids Zone at Green Festival Chicago 2011 on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 can enjoy a variety of physical, creative, and educational play activities, as well as lively entertainment presented on stage. On Saturday, this area was bustling with happy children doing everything from making newspaper shark fins at the Discover the Depths table to singing along with The Chicago School of Blues on stage. When taking a break from learning about the eco-friendly products on display at the rest of the festival, families can stop by the Green Kids Zone to learn about the natural world in the following fun and playful ways.”