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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!




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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.

Chicago Programming Schedule Online Now!

nycityprogramWith stages scheduled and speakers confirmed, Chicago Green Festival is growing from the ground up. Navy Pier is the place to be to celebrate solutions for people and planet May 5-6, in Chicago!

Visit the Speaker Directory and get to know Chicago Green Festival's visionary speakers. Then head to the Schedules page for a sneek peek of talks to expect and schedules to note when your favorite speakers will take the stage!

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

threads_eco_fashionFrom everyday eco-wear, to Fair Trade fashion and green haute couture, New York City Green Festival is thrilled to host the T.H.R.E.A.D.S. Eco-Fashion Show, presented 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.

Ford and Green Festival Seek Innovative, Forward-thinking Ideas for the 2012 Community Green Grants

Ford Motor Company is partnering with Green Festival for the second year and will be awarding another $5,000 Community Green Grant at each of this year’s festivals. Ford and Green Festival are looking for new, innovative and forward-thinking ideas for this year’s Community Green Grants. To find out how to submit your project proposals, go to action-marketing-group.com/greengrant/.