GREEN FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OCTOBER 29-30th
The nation’s largest green living event comes to Los Angeles Convention Center
LOS ANGELES – The nation’s premier green living event comes to Los Angeles October 29-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year, Green Festival celebrates a ten-year milestone with over on
e million attendees in eight cities.
This unique experience celebrates positive solutions working in our communities. It’s where people come to meet renowned authors, actors, visionaries and community leaders; shop with hundreds of green businesses; participate in DIY workshops; enjoy live music and local vegan and vegetarian cuisine; and join friends at the organic beer and wine garden.
“In Mayor Villaraigosa”s ongoing commitment to make Los Angeles one of the world’s Greenest Cities, he is happy to welcome Green Festival to Los Angeles and looks forward to opening the festival on October 29th,” says Romel Pascual, Deputy Mayor of Environment for Los Angles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.
Twelve stages and pavilions will host more than 200 inspirational and educational speakers and teachers, including Bill McKibben, Dolores Huerta, Amy Goodman, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Hayden, Marianne Williamson, Rachelle Carson, Esai Morales, Hill Harper, Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5, Rev. Lennox Yearwood and the Hip Hop Caucus, John Perkins, Dr. Rickie Byars-Beckwith and Rev. Michael Beckwith, the Agape International Choir, Starhawk, Mark Hertsgaard, David Korten, Jeffrey Smith, Jodie Evans, David W. Orr and many more.
Spanish language programming will include Latino cooking demonstrations, greening your home and garden, and activities for the whole family at the Green Kid’s Zone.
With the holiday season just around the corner, Green Festival is the perfect location to support local businesses, all in one location. The Green Marketplace profiles hundreds of green and socially responsible businesses and organizations. Attendees browse everything from green, non-toxic home furnishings to organic clothing to Fair Trade gifts, children’s toys and much more.
“Whether you go to shop, learn, or experience art and music, Green Festival has it all, it’s a great place to celebrate what’s working in our communities and find the sustainable solutions that fit your lifestyle,” says Denise Hamler, Green Festival Director.
Green Festival offers something for the entire family. Peruse the latest in earth-friendly casual wear and couture in the Everyday Eco-Fashion Show. View socially and environmentally impactful film shorts at Sierra Club Presents: Media Revolution and Green Cinema. Discover the latest in environmentally responsible construction materials and methods in the Green Building and Alternative Energ Pavilion. Move and meditate in the Yoga and Movement Pavilion. Empower your inner entrepreneur with Green Business Seminars and find your next green careers.
Check out the latest in all-electric and hybrid transportation at the Ford Pavilion and enjoy a test drive right at the Green Festival. Join Ford in celebrating social and environmental innovation in the community and vote for the finalist who will win a $5,000 Ford Community Green Grant.
A joint project of Green America and Global Exchange, Green Festival is a non-profit 501c3 event to explore and build sustainable solutions for successful communities and a healthier environment.
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Green Festival Partners make the event possible: Ford Motor, The Los Angeles Times, Sierra Club, Earth Balance, and Democracy Now.