The 3rd Annual Green Festival returns to Los Angeles October 19-20, 2013 and TreeLiving will be covering the event!  The LA Mart will host eco-innovators and entrepreneurs, expert speakers, influential community leaders and activists, nonprofits and green businesses addressing environmental and social justice issues. It is the largest marketplace of eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade businesses with products and services for home, school and work. The event is a project of two nationally recognized not-for-profits, Green America (www.greenamerica.org) and Global Exchange (www.globalexchange.org).

“Los Angeles is home to some of the most innovative leaders and movements in the world of sustainability,” says Green America Director Denise Hamler. “Our programming and exhibits will bring in the best of what the area has to offer, along with some of our national partners.”

Two days of activities, workshops and special presentations combine to educate the public on healthy lifestyle choices, including The Green Kids Zone, where youngsters can enjoy recycled crafts and educational exhibits, culinary workshops featuring delicious vegetarian cuisine, a robust schedule of yoga classes, an organic food court and beer and wine garden.

Keynote speakers and presenters include Actor Jesse Williams (“The Butler”, Actor Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon A Time”), Actor Ed Begley, Jr., Activist Amy Goodman from Democracy Now, author John Perkins (“Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man”), Sea Shepard’s David Hance and other leading environmental, healthy lifestyle and social justice advocates. Los Angeles-based actress Leslie Durso, and “Raw Chef” Bryan Au are among the headliners in the increasingly popular food and cooking portion of the program, which centers around a full slate of programming on the Good Food Stage.

Eco-friendly fashion will be well-represented by two top fashion show producers: Eric Coly of Le Dessein (www.ledessien.com), and Victoria Tik of the Green Lifestyles Network.

FORD Motor Company and Green Festivals have partnered again to fund a $5,000 Community Green Grant at the Los Angeles Green Festival. Finalists will be published online and attendees can to vote for their favorite non-profit project in the week leading up to the festival and at the FORD Community Green Grants Booth during show hours.

The 2013 Los Angeles Green Festival will be held at the LA Mart. Hours are Saturday, October 19th, 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, October 20th, 11 AM-5 PM.

For more information, please visit www.GreenFestivals.org/LA

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