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Green Festival Coming to San Francisco Nov 6th-7th

Green FestivalI recently attended Green Festival in Washington DC and had a blast! For those of you on the other side of the map, don’t miss the 9th Annual San Francisco Green Festival, November 6th & 7th.  It’s a great way to have some fun while learning about living an eco friendly, sustainable lifestyle. If you plan to go, make sure to bring your reusable shopping bag. I came away from the DC festival with two bags full of product samples and literature! Don’t have a reusable bag? No problem, you’ll find plenty of them at the Green Festival.

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.

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Green Festival Coming to Washington DC in October

Green Festival

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.

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Today: August 21 is “Earth Overshoot Day”

Today is a very important day for our little blue and green marble. So important, it’s been given a name – a name that  many of us have never even heard of. Today, August 21st, 2010 is “Earth Overshoot Day” (a.k.a. Ecological Debt Day). What exactly does that mean? Well, basically it means we’ve pretty much used up all the resources that the Earth can give us for this year. Yep. Shut her down, we’re done. No more resources to go ’round. Apparently we’re no better at sticking to an ecological budget than we are at minding the national debt. No big surprise there.

Did you even know there was an ecological budget? I didn’t get the memo, and I’m not sure what my allowance was for the year but I’m pretty sure I blew it just like the majority of my fellow Earth-Dwellers. So, let’s take a look at this whole Earth Overshoot, Ecological Debt ball of wax, learn something from it, and see what we can do about it. I don’t know ’bout you but I think it’d kind of suck if I woke up in the morning and the planet had been closed due to lack of resources. I bet your Mama never told ya there’d be days like this… Continue reading