NYC Green Festival Launches This Weekend

fmlappeCheck out exciting Main Stage Program Additions:

  • Road to Rio + 20 and Beyond - in collaboration with Huffington Post Sunday 12pm. This panel will feature: James Hanusa (Rio+20 Green Economy Advisor, Stakeholder Forum; San Francisco Bay Area Earth Summit Delegation); Carl Safina (prominent ecologist, marine conservationist and president of Blue Ocean Institute); Jack Hidary (Entrepreneur in clean energy technology and policy, Chairman of SmartTransportation.org, founder & Chairman of National Lab Network, co-founder and former President and CEO of EarthWeb/Dice); and, Priscilla Starr (Executive Director, Coalition Against Nukes).
  • Discuss social entrepreneurship and enterprises, including 2012 Edison award nominee EcoAd, with CBS EcoMedia Inc. founder, Paul Polizzotto, Saturday at 5pm. 
  • In a special satellite presentation Saturday at 5:30pm, the Road to Rio Collaborative presents a preview and discussion of the new film, The Big Fix, executive produced by Tim Robbins and featuring Peter Fonda. Hear from Award Winning Filmmakers Rebecca and Josh Tickell about the intentional cover up of the Gulf oil spill and how it relates to fracking, the tar sands, Keystone XL and further oil developments.

Don't forget to head to the Ford Pavilion and enjoy a test drive of their brand new electric and hybrid vehicle lineup, including the new Ford Electric Focus. Also, vote for your favorite local nonprofit to win a $5,000 Community Green Grant. Every vote counts!

Can't make it to Javits North? Stay live with us all weekend online! Tune in via Facebook and Twitter, and give us a shout by tagging @GreenFestival or using the hashtag #GreenFest. If you are at the festival, be sure to share your favorite photos, products and speaker quotes with us! Also, tune in to Main Stage presentations via UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/green-festival-road-to-rio-and-beyond.

Looking forward to sharing a spectacular weekend with everyone at NYC Green Festival! See you there!