If you’ve been looking for a weekend getaway and you also want to immerse yourself in learning about living an eco friendly lifestyle, then you won’t want to miss the Green Festival. The next Green Festival is coming to Washington D.C. for the weekend of October 23rd and 24th, and I’m really excited to say that I’ll be there! If you’re not in the DC area, the event will be coming to San Francisco November 6-7.
Here’s an “in-a-nutshell” rundown of the Green Festival; what it is, who’s behind it, and what you can expect to get from it.
What is the Green Festival?
Imagine rounding up a bunch of authors, speakers, musicians, products, films, and pretty much anything else related to sustainable living. Put all that in the same room (a really, really big room), and you have a general idea of what the Green Festival is. More sustainability than you can shake a stick at!
Join us at the nation’s premier sustainability event, where you will see the best in green. Enjoy more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and educators; great how-to workshops; cutting-edge films; fun activities for kids; organic beer and wine; delicious vegetarian cuisine and diverse live music. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 350 eco-friendly businesses—everything from all-natural body care products and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and beautiful kitchen tiles made from renewable resources.
See the most recent developments in renewable energy and green technology; sample Fair Trade chocolate and coffee (yes, they really do taste better); and learn how to invest in your community, green your home and avoid products made in sweatshops.
October 23-24, 2010
Saturday 10AM – 7PM
Sunday 11AM – 6PM
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Who’s Behind the Green Festival?
The Green Festival is a joint project of Green America and Global Exchange. Check out their websites to see how these organizations are making a difference:
Programs include Living Green, Better Paper Project, Fair Trade, Climate Action, Responsible Shopper, Boycotts, Sweatshops, Shop & Unshop, Green Businesses, and Social Investing. Publications include National Green Pages, Green American, and Guide to Socially Responsible Investing (all free with membership).
“As an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world.
Global Exchange® takes a holistic approach to creating change. With 20 years working for international human rights, we realize that in order to advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform the global economy from profit centered to people centered, from currency to community.”
How Much Does Green Festival Cost?
Members of Green America and Global Exchange get free admission to the Green Festival!
Admission to the Green Festival is $5 – $25 depending on if you attend one or both days, and whether you’re a member of any of the festival’s partner organizations. You can find all the details and order your tickets online HERE.
For more information including speakers, programs, lodging information, exhibitors, etc. check out these pages:
Have You Been to Green Festival?
This will be my first Green Festival so I plan to see and learn as much as I possibly can in 2 days! If you’ve been to Green Festival before, let me know if there are any specific “don’t miss” exhibits, vendors, or workshops.
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