Green Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary October 29-30th
The nation's largest green living event comes to
Los Angeles Convention Center
August 25, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA -- 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 one 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's Villaraigosa 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", according to Romel Pascual, Deputy Mayor of Environment for Los Angles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.
Ten stages and pavilions will host more than 125 inspirational and educational speakers and teachers, including Dolores Huerta, Amy Goodman, Tom Hayden, Marianne Williamson, Rev. Yearwood Lennox and the Hip Hop Caucus, John Perkins, Starhawk, Mark Hertsgaard, David Korten, Jeffrey Smith, Jodie Evans 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.
"We're excited to host the inaugural Green Festival in Los Angeles and bring Angelenos together to learn how to bring sustainability into their lives," says Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve Executive Director and a commissioner at the Department of Water & Power Board. "For those of us who care about Los Angeles and its future, the Green Festival is a place to talk about climate change and how to prepare to adapt."
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 eco-fashion show. View socially and environmentally impactful film shorts at the Communications Revolution Stage and the Sierra Club Green Cinema. Discover the latest in environmentally responsible construction materials and methods in the Green Building 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 finalists 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.
About Green America
Green America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, providing the economic strategies, organizing power and practicing tools for businesses and individuals to address today ’s social and environmental problems. Its Green Business Network is the largest national network of businesses screened for their social and environmental responsibility. www.greenamerica.org
About Global Exchange
Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. Since its founding in 1988, Global Exchange has successfully increased public awareness of root causes of injustice while building international partnerships and mobilizing for change. www.globalexchange.org
About Seven-Star, Inc.
Seven-Star, Inc. is the nation’s premier green full-service event company focusing exclusively on green events. Since 1999, Seven-Star has provided turn-key green event services for environmentally responsible and socially respectful (eR/sR) festivals, trade and consumer expositions, conferences and concerts. Events include the greening of the 2007 International Live Earth events, 2008 Democratic National Convention events, and Green Festivals. Seven-Star is the first event company to win the EPA’s Gold Waste Wise Award for Excellence in recognition for their proprietary system of event waste diversion, which has consistently achieved greater than 92%. www.sevenstarevents.com