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Happy Earth Week - NYC Green Festival is this Weekend!

gfbuzzHappy Earth Week! NYC is abuzz with green, and our first NYC Green Festival is this weekend!

Join us on April 21-22 at Javits Center North and celebrate solutions leading us to healthier lives and greener communities.

Check out how to hitch a fun, free, eco-friendly ride to Javits Center North with Revolution Rickshaws Pedicabs

Get the full experience with weekend admission for two, Green Festival gear and more when you purchase a Fan Pass!

Here's what you'll find:

Six Green Driving Techniques

Bob Leonard
CEO
Green Automotive Alliance, LLC
Earth Garage

earthgarageEarth Garage is building a place where you can find all the ideas, information and resources to help make your car greener and save money, including products and resources that will help you start saving money right away on fuel and even on some ongoing maintenance costs. Step up and you'll be doing your part to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and help decrease the CO2 emissions that cause global warming.

Earth Garage CEO Bob Lenoard shares several tips and techniques to be a cleaner and greener driver:

Hitch an Eco-Friendly Ride to Green Festival

rev-rickshaw-panelWant an eco-friendly ride to make your way to NYC Green Festival? Revolution Rickshaws is offering FREE pedicab transport service to Javits Center North from Penn Station at 33rd St & 8th Ave on April 21 and 22! Look for our Green Festival billboard, ambassadors, and Green Festival-themed pedicabs for a complimentary ride to Green Festival.

Look out for our Green Festival-themed pedicabs this weekend, April 14-15, and on Wednesday April 18, Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20.

Snap a photo and share it on our Facebook wall or tag us in a Tweet! The first person to send us a photo saying "I found the #NYC @GreenFestival Pedicab" each day will win a Green Festival Fan Pass, including admission for two, two t-shirts, GF Bucks and more!

Green Cleaning - Back to Basics

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When Robin Kay Levine’s sister was diagnosed with non-genetic cancer at only 35, Robin began researching the effects of harmful chemicals in everyday products. Armed with what she learned, Robin helped her sister to clean out everyday products from her home and replace them with natural, eco-friendly green alternatives. For example, they discovered that vinegar, a food-grade product, reduces 96% of all bacteria. As her sister recovered, Robin realized she could help countless women and families take safer care of their homes. From there, Eco-Me, her line of family and pet safe cleaning products, was born.

Repax Bike Giveaway in NYC

Bike-Giveaway-2012Repax provides a smarter way to move by delivering sustainable packing and moving supplies. They also promote a smarter way to commute, which is why Repax is giving away a brand new bike at NYC Green Festival!

T.H.R.E.A.D.S. Eco-Fashion Show, Produced by Conscious Living TV

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Calling all Chicago Fashionistas!

Head to Chicago Green Festival May 5-6 and check out the latest in everyday eco-wear, recycled and Fair Trade fashion and green haute couture at the T.H.R.E.A.D.S. Eco-Fashion Show, produced by Conscious Living TV.

T.H.R.E.A.D.S. is a cutting-edge runway show highlighting the continuum of eco-conscious, Fair Trade fashion.

Curated and produced by award-winning fashion mavens Michael + Bianca Alexander of Conscious Living TV, T.H.R.E.A.D.S. showcases current eco-collections of some of the most talented and innovative green designers, from rising ready-to-wear stars using recycled materials to haute couturiers showcasing the luxurious side of renewable textiles.

Get the Full Experience - Become a Green Festival Fan!




fanpasstshirtSupport Green Festival while enjoying the full weekend experience!

The Green Festival Fan Pass is a great way to experience the Green Festival – bring a friend and double your fun at Green Festival!

The Green Festival Fan Pass gets you...

  • 2 All Access Passes for the entire weekend
  • $10 in Green Festival Bucks to spend with any exhibitor or in the food court
  • 2 Eco-Tote Bags
  • 2 Recycled-Fiber Green Festival T-Shirts
  • 2 Drinks for two at the Beer & Wine Garden or the Green Festival Café

Purchase your Green Festival Fan Pass online now for the discount price of only $49! At the door, the Green Festival Fan Pass package is available for $65.

Save money and time by ordering online, while supporting Green Festival. Thanks for becoming a FAN!

Ford’s Commitment to Sustainability: Then and Now

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Ford Motor Company

Did you know over 3 million Ford vehicles on the road today have soy foam seats? How about that 75% of Ford headrests contain soy foam? Ford’s success with soy-based foam in their vehicles has reduced petroleum usage by 3 million pounds annually and CO2 by 15 million pounds. In 1937, Ford Motor Company was producing 300,000 gallons of soy oil a year for use in car enamels, and in 1939, Ford was harvesting about 100,000 bushels of its own soybeans - In fact, the “Soybean Car” was unveiled by Henry Ford on August 13, 1941.

Yelping You to Be Green in NYC

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It’s easier to find must go-to green business and stay sustainable while you’re reading the realest reviews on Yelp.com. Yelp is the largest online city guide on the web and the best place to connect with any business in your city! Whether you're looking for a new hair stylist, trying to find a gentler dentist, or on the hunt for the best vintage shop, Yelp has got you covered.

Van Jones' New Book, "Rebuild the Dream" Launches April 4th

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Van Jones' new book, Rebuild the Dream, hits the shelves today, April 4th!  Order your copy now. 

Order your copy of Rebuild the Dream and bring it to Green Festival. Join Van Jones on the Main Stage for his talk, “Rebuild the Dream: The Next American Economy,” Saturday April 21 at 12pm in NYC, and Saturday May 5 at 4pm in Chicago, and stick around afterwards for a chance to meet Van and get your copy personally signed!

Van Jones pulls no punches in this timely, election year offering. Part memoir, part manifesto, Rebuild the Dream offers both a constructive critique of the Obama era and a powerful plan to renew the American Dream.

Now Is the Time to Demand GM Food Labeling!

Ken Roseboro,
Editor, The Organic & Non-GMO Report

GMOlabelingWant to know more about the dangers of GMOs? Consult with the leading expert, Jeffrey Smith. author of "Seeds of Deception" and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, Saturday April 21 at 11:15am on the Main Stage at NYC Green Festival, and Saturday May 5th at 5pm on the Main Stage at Chicago Green Festival.

Labeling of genetically modified foods is a hot topic. In my 12-plus years covering the genetically modified food controversy, I’ve never seen so much grassroots action to get mandatory labeling of GM foods.

Since last fall there has been a Right2Know March from New York City to Washington, DC, an online petition to the Food and Drug Administration calling for GM food labeling that has generated nearly 1 million comments, an initiative in California to put a labeling law on the ballot for this year’s election, federal labeling legislation introduced by Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a letter to the FDA from 55 members of Congress demanding labeling. Also, lawmakers in 18 states have submitted bills to label GM foods.