Chicago Green Festival Launches this Weekend at Navy Pier

Meet and hear community leaders, cultural icons and reknowned visionaries, including: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Van Jones, Amy Goodman, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Karyn Calabrese, Reed Alexander, Jeffrey Smith, Laura Flanders, Greg Palast, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and a special satellite presentation from Bill McKibben.

Here's what you'll find:

  • Find out about the dangers of GMOs and why your food choices are critically important.
  • Celebrate World Fair Trade Day at the Fair Trade Stage.
  • Learn how to homebrew and make your own mead at the DIY Stage.
  • Get the latest in Chicago earth-friendly trends with the T.H.R.E.A.D.S. Eco-Fashion Show.
  • Vote for your favorite local nonprofit to get the Ford Community Green Grant!
  • Learn how to invest in local food, farms and rebuild our local economy.
  • Take home tips to urban garden in your abode.
  • Test drive the brand new FORD Focus Electric.
  • Watch local celebrity chefs prepare healthy foods on a budget at the Good Food Stage.
  • Bring the whole family for fun in the Green Kids Zone!
  • Detoxify your home and school to keep your children safe and healthy.
  • Enjoy a full weekend of free yoga and movement classes.
  • Screen award-winning environmental films at the Sierra Club Green Cinema.
  • Discuss the "do's" and "don'ts" of establishing, financing and marketing your green business.
  • Sample and shop with the greenest businesses in your neighborhood.

Check out video from NYC Green Festival on Earth Day Weekend:

The final countdown to Chicago Green Festival has begun - see you at Navy Pier!