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DC Green Festival Continues Sunday

DC FloorWashington DC Green Festival continues today, Sunday September 30th, at the Washington Convention Center. Doors open at 11am! Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday and made Saturday an fantastic day and a wonderful return of Green Festival to this incredible city. If you didn't make it to the Washington Convention Center yesterday, head on down today for a brand new day of fun at Green Festival!

Washington DC Green Festival This Weekend!

gf-chicago-overviewGet ready, because the Washington DC Green Festival is this weekend, September 29-30 at the Washington Convention Center!

Discounted tickets are still available online. The deadline for you to purchase your discount online tickets is Friday September 28 at 5pm EST. You can also purchase your tickets at the box office on Saturday and Sunday. Green Festival is located in Hall B at the Convention Center and event hours are 10am-7pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday.

Get Hands-On with DIY Workshops

diydemoOne of the newest and most popular stages at Green Festival is the DIY Stage!

Learn by doing at this interactive stage. Head to Washington DC Green Festival this weekend, September 29-30, and participate in practical workshops led by local experts that teach you skills to take home a range of projects. There is no task too big or small to tackle at the DIY Stage!

Here's what you'll find:

Family Fun at the Green Kids Zone

gfnyckidszoneEveryone knows the real party is at the Green Kids Zone! Bring your family to Green Festival this weekend September 29-30 at the Washington Convention Center and enjoy two days of fun for all ages.

Entertaining and enriching activities include eco-crafts, yoga, story time, trivia and more!

Explore the wonder of the world and learn why it is important to protect and conserve water, eco-systems, animal species and habitats.

Los Angeles Green Festival and Arts Earth Partnership present the “Art for the Planet” Contest

What are we looking for?

Los Angeles Green Festival and Arts Earth Partnership (AEP) present the “Art for the Planet” Contest. We invite Southern California high school students to create artwork with themes relating to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time, these include:

  • global climate change
  • ocean pollution
  • waste diversion and recycling
  • rainforest destruction
  • water conservation
  • alternative energy
  • toxic chemical usage
  • species extinction
  • pesticide-free food production
  • air pollution
  • loss of biodiversity
  • indigenous cultures
  • fair trade
  • human trafficking
  • environmental justice

Green Festival and Social Media Week LA present: "Eco-Activism Goes Social," Sept. 24 at The HUB LA

thehublaTonight, Monday September 24, Green Festival joined Social Media Week LA at The HUB in Los Angeles to present a special panel discussion: "Eco-Activism Goes Social." Partners, presenters and community allies gathered to share secrets and successes in using social media to educate and engage the public into action. Celebrity activists, including Fran Drescher and Sharon Lawrence joined seasoned digital strategists in sharing their current campaigns and favorite stories of success in the exploding social media-sphere.

Thanks so much to panelists: Karl Burkart (Tcktcktck; MNN); Sharon Lawrence (Heal the Bay; Women in Film; Drop Dead Diva; Grey's Anatomy); Mallika Chopra (Intent.com; The Chopra Well); Fran Drescher (Trash Cancer); Mud Baron (Shorty Award #food, #green); and, Laura Klein (Organic Authority).

For a recap, head to OccupyFreedomLA on UStream.

Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Speaks on Main Stage at DC Green Festival - Saturday Sept. 29, 1 pm

Democracy Now!

amy_goodman_silenced_majorityAmy Goodman, host of the daily, independent global news hour Democracy Now!, will speak and sign her latest book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope Saturday, on Saturday, September 29th at 1 pm.

Goodman joins the DC Green Festival as part of the 100-city Election 2012 Silenced Majority Tour Between now and Election Day, Goodman and the Democracy Now! news team will broadcast live across the United States, travelling through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision is changing how our democracy works.

Save Time and Money - Get Your Green Festival Tickets Online

onlineticketsAre you ready for Green Festival this fall? We're headed to Washington DC September 29-30, San Francisco November 10-11 and Los Angeles November 17-18. Thousands of people are excited - including us!

We are making it easier than ever to get your Green Festival tickets in advance. When you purchase your tickets online in advance, you will save money and still earn GF Bucks Back in your pocket to shop with your favorite green businesses!

San Francisco Program Now Online

dc_overviewWith stages scheduled and speakers confirmed, San Francisco Green Festival is growing from the ground up. The SF Concourse Exhibition Center is the place to be to celebrate solutions for people and planet November 10-11!

Visit the Speaker Directory and get to know San Francisco 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!

Ford’s Commitment to Sustainable Vehicle Development

Ford Motor Company

Soy-Foam-SeatStatistics show that one in four adults in the U.S. are living more sustainable lifestyles, buying products that are healthier and better for the planet, and interested in companies that are more socially responsible.

Fortunately, many businesses are in step with the increasing demand for sustainable products. Through an emphasis on re-evaluating traditional manufacturing process and research into material development, many companies are leading the way to a more sustainable future.

Apply for the $5,000 Ford Community Green Grant at Los Angeles Green Festival

fordgg_laFord Motor Company is partnering with Green Festival to award another $5,000 Community Green Grant at Los Angeles Green Festival! Ford and Green Festival seek innovative, forward-thinking ideas to inspire action to improve the local Los Angeles community.

Applying is easy! Head over to action-marketing-group.com/greengrant/ for details. Simply summarize your Community Green Grant idea into 500 words or less and submit along with your contact information and your festival city to communitygreengrant@actionpartners.com.