Green Festival News

The Green Festival Team


This week we want to pay homage to the team of amazing people who work tirelessly from start to finish in order to make each Green Festival a success. The Green Festival team represents a wealth of diversity sharing the common goal to make the communities cleaner, greener and more sustainable.

The Green Festival team is made up of dedicated individuals living in different cities throughout the United States. The team works together to create exciting and engaging events that combine nationally-renowned elements with innovative, local flavor, while always maintaining our commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Every day, we are all working to make each Green Festival even better, and greener, than the last.

Not Just "Green" But Also "Festival"


The passing summer has been filled with hard work, creative thinking and immense fun for the Green Festival Team. Exploring the possibilities of the “Party with a Purpose” has unlocked a wealth of creativity, passion and resolve to build upon the foundation that exists and fly into new horizons. And what lies in those horizons? Excitement, celebration, involvement and most of all, engagement! A true appeal to those of you who attend every year and to those of you who will experience their first Green Festival to celebrate taking part in the wellbeing of your own communities with us, and be rewarded for your amazing contributions! While maintaining a longstanding, strong commitment to the meaning of “Green,” we cannot forget the meaning of the word “Festival.”

Shop MOM’s Organic Market™ For Free Admission


We are proud to partner with MOM’s Organic Market™ to offer FREE admission to anyone who purchases $25 or more at any MOM’s Organic Market™ store during the month of October. Your MOM's receipt is your ticket!

Founded in 1987, MOM’s Organic Market™ has grown to become the Washington-Baltimore region’s premiere chain of locally owned and operated organic grocery stores. Each location features 100% organic produce and an incredible selection of organic products at everyday low prices. Often recognized as a leader among green businesses, MOM's mission is, “To Protect and Restore the Environment.”

Visit the MOM’s Organic Market™ website or find them on Twitter and Facebook.


Welcome to the Green Festival Blog!

We are excited to invite you to take an insider look at behind-the-scenes action in each city with our new Green Festival Blog. This blog will serve as a platform for conversation about green and socially responsible topics from coast to coast.

Green Festival is the nation's largest sustainability event; and we are always working to improve the festival you know and love. This year’s theme is ‘Engagement,’ with exciting new ways to shop green, be inspired, get engaged and give back. You will enjoy informative, insightful speakers, incomparable green shopping, cutting edge eco-innovations, great live music, fun and educational family activities, hands-on workshops, organic wine and beer and delicious, local vegetarian cuisine. Plus, our new admission options are geared to encourage you to get engaged in your community with immediate dividends from Green Festival.

Mayor Daley & Governor Quinn Kick-off Green Festival Chicago

Green ribbon cutting with Govenor Pat Quinn, Denise Hamler and Mayor Richard Daley

Chicago's 4th annual Green Festival at Navy Pier was another great success, with huge crowds and excited media covering the event. Mayor Richard M. Daley and Governor Pat Quinn honored Green Festival with a green ribbon cutting ceremony by welcoming and speaking to the gathered press, guests and businesses. During the ceremony, Illinois Governor Quinn signed legislation into law that mandates energy savings of state buildings (Senate Bill 3429). "Illinois is committed to being a leader in the green movement," said Governor Quinn. "This bill is a first step in creating standards for energy efficiency at existing state buildings and further addresses the state's green goals."