WASHINGTON, September 19, 2013 – The ninth annual Green Festival returns to the nation’s capital September 21-22, 2013. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host eco-innovators and entrepreneurs, expert speakers, influential community leaders and activists, nonprofits and green businesses addressing environmental and social justice issues.
It is the largest marketplace of eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade businesses with products and services for home, school and work. The event is a project of two nationally recognized not-for-profits, Green America (www.greenamerica.org) and Global Exchange (www.globalexchange.org).
Two days of activities, workshops and special presentations combine to educate the public on healthy lifestyle choices, including The Green Kids Zone, where youngsters can enjoy recycled crafts and educational exhibits, culinary workshops featuring delicious vegetarian cuisine, a robust schedule of yoga classes, an organic food court and beer and wine garden.
Surge in interest in organic food and cooking all over the country
“We’ve seen a surge in interest in organic food and cooking all over the country,” says Green America Director Denise Hamler. “The public is increasingly interested not only in supporting local sustainable farmers and food sources, but in employing gourmet methods to enjoy this food, and we’ve doubled programming in this area in the last few years.”
Keynote speakers include Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader, Gay Rights Activist and Media Personality Michelangelo Signorile, John Perkins (“Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man”), Wenonah Hauter (author of “Foodopoly“) and other leading environmental, healthy lifestyle and social justice advocates. Workshops and live demonstrations include exhibitor products in action, the eco-fashion reveal, DIY home and gardening workshops, live music, and much more.
FORD Motor and Green Festivals have partnered again to fund a $5,000 Community Green Grant at the Washington D.C. Green Festival.
Event highlights include: Ford Ride and Drive/electric and hybrid cars • Green Kids Zone • Eco-Fashion Shows • Do-It-Yourself Workshops • Green Business Seminar • Renewable Energy • Sustainable Beer and Wine Garden • Organic Food Court • Fair Trade Resources • Live music presented by the Nature Conservancy
When: Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place N.W. Hall A, Washington, DC 20001.
Tickets: $10 for a one day pass and $20 for a full weekend pass when purchased online at www.greenfestivals.org, or $15 and $25 at the door.
Free admission for: Anyone who rides a bike to the event and parks with the Clif Bar bike valet • Youth under eighteen • Union members• Volunteers • Green America and Global Exchange members.
Source: Green Festival 2013
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