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Green Festivals and Finn Announce Partnership


Green Festival®, The Nation’s Largest Sustainability Event Retains Award-winning Global Public Relations Firm as Agency of Record


NEW YORK - January 21, 2014 – Green Festivals, Inc. has selected Finn Partners as its PR agency of record to assist in expanding the reach and impact of Green Festival®, the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the country. Finn Partners’ responsibilities will include managing media relations, influencer engagement, sponsorship development and corporate communications for the organization.

Now in its 13th year, Green Festival takes place in five major cities across the United States, bringing together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers and conscious consumers, in one dynamic marketplace to learn ways to live more sustainably, improve health and well-being, and showcase green products.

“We are very pleased to have Finn Partners, a public relations agency with a distinguished track record in corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, support us,” said Dr. Corinna Basler, Vice President of Green Festivals, Inc. “Our collaboration with Finn Partners will help Green Festival broaden its reach and engage more people and businesses with messages about sustainability.”

Green Festival, in cooperation with Green America and Global Exchange, two pioneering nonprofit organizations in sustainable economy and social justice issues, recently joined forces with Messe Stuttgart, a leading international tradeshow organizer producing Europe’s largest consumer show on sustainability, green products and fair trade. Headquartered in Germany, Messe Stuttgart, brings extensive business-to-business tradeshow experience to Green Festival with a long-standing commitment to sustainability.

“We are thrilled to be working with Green Festival as it expands its reach to leading companies that are providing innovative green solutions to help people live more sustainable lives,” said Anne Glauber, Managing Partner, Finn Partners and Director of the Global Issues Practice. “Green Festival is an exciting platform for companies to demonstrate how social innovation in the private sector can drive change.”

This year, Green Festival is expanding to include new business-to-business opportunities at events in New York City, (April 26-27), Washington, D.C. (May 31-June 1), Los Angeles (September 12-14), Chicago (October 24-26) and San Francisco (November 14-16). Green Festival offers the widest selection of products and services to enable everyday people to work green, play green and live green, in every aspect of their lives – from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. By leveraging its new partnerships, Green Festival provides a unique and powerful platform for connecting potential customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations all under one roof. Past sponsors and exhibitors have included Ford, Clif Bar, Honest Tea, Patagonia and Aveda. Green Festival will also introduce the new “Green Festival Award,” which will recognize the achievements of companies and brands that are transforming the way we live with innovative green solutions.

More information about Green Festival can be found at www.greenfestivals.org. For news and updates, follow Green Festival on Facebook and Twitter @GreenFestival. Inquiries can be directed to PR@greenfestivals.org.


About Green Festivals
Green Festivals, Inc. organizes Green Festival®, the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States. Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products, services and programs, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the organization produces Green Festival events in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.greenfestivals.org.

About Finn Partners
Recognized as one of the fastest growing independent U.S. PR firms, Finn Partners, Inc. specializes in a full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. The agency specialty areas include technology, education, consumer, environment, travel/economic development, health, global issues, arts and public/corporate affairs. Headquartered in New York City, the company has regional operations in Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London and Jerusalem, and leverages international capabilities via Finn’s global affiliate network. Find the agency at www.finnpartners.com and follow it on Twitter @finnpartners.