Green Festivals

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View of the San Francisco Green Festival, November 9, 2013
Ralph Nader holding his book Unstoppable at the 2014 Green Festival, Washington D.C.

Green Festivals is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States. Green Festivals brings together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers and consumers, in one dynamic marketplace to share solutions for living healthier, more sustainable lives. Founded in 2002, Green Festivals is a near zero-waste event, celebrating over one million attendees.

Green Festival offers the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, to energy, home renovation, garden and design. Each Green Festival also features hands-on demos, educational activities for kids and families, panels featuring inspirational speakers, and live music and entertainment. Past speakers have included actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr.; fashion designer Eileen Fisher; co-founder Peter Glatzer; Seth Goldman, president and CEO of Honest Tea; Amy Goodman, investigative journalist and syndicated columnist at Democracy Now!; and Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation; among many others.

Green Festival is a unique marketplace of more than 250 eco-friendly businesses-everything from all-natural body care products and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and beautiful home renovations from renewable resources, and vegan-vegetarian offerings based on organic, non-GMO or local artisanal foods.

Green Festival events are taking place in five cities in 2014, including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Past festival locations include Austin, Seattle and Denver.

In 2013, Green America and Global Exchange, two long-term partners of Green Festivals, joined forces with Messe Stuttgart, a leading international tradeshow organizer producing Europe’s largest consumer show on sustainability, green products and Fair Trade.

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