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Help Spread the Word About San Francisco Green Festival!

Weekly Wednesday Outreach meetings at Global Exchange

FALL_SF_postcard_small_imageBeginning Oct. 13th 5:30pm-7pm
Global Exchange
2017 Mission St, 2nd fl,
San Francisco, CA
Food and drinks will be provided

Help spread the word about Green Festival San Francisco! Weekly Wednesday meetings will begin October 13th to mobilize the Green Festival Street Team and get the word out on the streets about this great event!

These outreach meetings are for our street teams to get information, programs, flyers, and posters to distribute throughout out the Bay Area. We will have a large map that we will use push pins  to locate what area's we have covered, and what areas need to be filled. We will also be further developing our outreach strategies at these meetings, so bring your creative energy!

All outreach team members will receive free admission, an organic cotton, sweat-shop-free Green Festival t-shirt, memberships in Global Exchange and Green America and discounts in their stores at the festival.

Questions about the benefits of being a Green Festival outreach team member? Email volunteer@greenfestivals.org

Mother Earth News Fair Community Seed Swap

Sponsored by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

 “Saving the Past for the Future" 

fruits_and_vegetablesCome to the Mother Earth News Fair Pavillion Community Seed Swap Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Mother Earth News Fair Pavilion to share your seeds, your knowledge and your enthusiasm for different plant varieties with other gardeners and farmers! Connect with folks who might be your neighbors, or from anywhere in your bioregion and bring any seeds you have to share. Bring all seeds, whether you’ve saved them yourself or even have varieties left-over from this year’s garden! This is an informal, relaxed event and beginners are welcome.

Green Festival Can Link the Peace Movement and the Green Economy Movement

Guest blog by Dr. Kevin Danaher

KD_headshot_w_hatThe world is facing two interlinked crises: militarism and global destruction of the environment. They are obviously related in that the U.S. military is probably the most egregious polluter and waster of resources on the planet, and the Pentagon functions to protect the dominant role of transnational corporations, which are notorious violators of human rights and environmental justice principles.

We could help unify the peace movement and the green economy movement by working together on a visionary campaign that would transform U.S. military bases into Eco-Universities/Eco-Industrial Parks. The 865 U.S. military bases around the world represent institutional inertia rather than any real national security interest of the American people. Quite the contrary: by inserting thousands of young, poorly educated yet well-armed American males into foreign cultures they know little about, we are generating resentment that fuels the passions of those who would do us harm.

Annie's Green Kid's Zone

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Come one, come all, kids big and kids small! Visit Annie's Green Kid's Zone at Green Festival and enjoy a weekend of fun and creative hands-on activities organized by the National Children's Museum! Kids can create wearable water bottle jewelry and creations, participate in a recycling obstacle challenge, bowl a recycled strike, make a jump rope out of plastic bags, build a city, learn about the busy futures of recycled objects and learn how the National Children's Museum will be a green organization!

Join Us at the 6th Annual WDC Green Festival

Dear Friends,
Make plans to join us at the 6th annual Washington D.C. Green Festival at the Convention Center in downtown WDC!

crowd_DCWhether you live in a big house or a tiny apartment, whether you are on a shoestring budget or ready to make a financial investment, whether you work from home or an office, you'll find great ideas for greening your life, your community and the world at the Green Festival.

At the Green Festival, you'll experience visionary speakers and workshops to inspire your actions every day.

 

Green Living Project

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Green Festival partner, Green Living Project, is excited to announce its newest multi-media event showcasing cutting-edge global sustainability stories. Green Living Project mixed media presentation, "Global Sustainability: Central America to Maine", will feature sustainability projects in Maine and from across Central America, including Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. During the showcase, audience members will be able to experience the expedition team’s journey and witness the latest efforts in marine conservation, adventure eco-lodges, voluntourism, urban sustainable tourism (geo-tourism), indigenous communities, education, sustainable forestry and more. Attendees can also learn about responsible adventure travel, sustainable living, and Chewonki’s famous wilderness and sustainability education programs in Maine!

Greening Green Festivals

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At Green Festival we aspire to achieve the highest possible waste diversion rate. We not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk when it comes to operating an event that is as sustainable in design and practice as its message promises!

Trash cans do not exist at Green Festival. Instead, we utilize Resource Recovery Stations, which feature collection bins for recyclable items, organic and compostable items and the little waste that cannot be recycled. You can even recycle electronic devices in E-waste receptacles! Every Resource Recovery Station also includes a liquids bucket for "gray water." Each station features trained volunteers to assist attendees in choosing the right bin for their waste and to ensure that there is no contamination between the bins.

Best Fall Foliage Around DC

A guest blog by Genevieve Concannon of Arbour Realty

fall_coloursThe countdown is on for the Fall weather to kick in. School is back in session, pools are about to start closing up for the season, and leaves are most definitely starting to turn their lush greens into rustic browns. Maybe the high heat of this current Summer is to blame for the early fall leaves, but maybe that means there will be a fantastic show of fall leave colors in the DC Metro area this year. Not only do we get the beautiful sweet cherry blossoms in the Spring time around Northern Virginia and DC, but we also get fiery -fall foliage! You don't have to head to Vermont to get a fabulous show of electric yellow, dashing red and deep chocolate leaves if you live or are visiting the surrounding DC communities. Here are a few roadways and parks you can do a day trip to see some beautiful fall leaves. Mark you calendars for the later part of September and early October for the best leaves:

Day Trips to see beautiful fall foliage around DC:

  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Great Falls National Park
  • Skyline Drive
  • 7100- Fairfax County Parkway

Maryland even has the Autumn Glory Festival! They say that October and early November are the best fall leave viewing times in Maryland... but it can change from year to year, especially with the crazy weather we've been experiencing up here!

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For more information about exhibitor Arbour Realty, visit their website or blog. You can find Arbour Realty in booth 819 at Green Festival Washington D.C.

Avoid the Line, Buy Online

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Are you ready for Green Festival November 6 -7? Thousands of people are excited too - including us! So this fall, we are making it easier than ever to get your Green Festival tickets in advance. When you purchase your tickets in advance or at the door, we will give you GF Bucks back to spend with over 350 exhibitors in our Green Marketplace. Plus, a tree is planted for every ticket purchased online! 

Why wait, get your tickets now through our Admissions site.

The Green Festival Team

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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.