TWELFTH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 9 - 10 am to 5 pm & Sunday, November 10 - 11 am to 5 pm
The premier name in sustainability events will take place at the Concourse Exhibition Center; features national and local speakers, workshops, kids activities, green shopping.
The SF Concourse Exhibition 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 sustainable beer and wine garden.
“Simply put, Green Festival is the best place you can go to learn how to source almost anything sustainable,” says Green Festival President Georgia Malki. “We’ve focused our programming and exhibits in five main areas: healthy foods and cooking, green family and kids’ interests and products, sustainable home and garden, eco-fashion and natural health and fitness, which is why we’re expanding our Yoga Pavilion and Good Food Stage programming this year.”
Keynote speakers include Activist Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), John Trudell (author, poet and actor known for helping to organize the Native American takeover of Alcatraz in 1969), Jim Hightower (best-selling author of “Swim Against The Current”) and other leading environmental, healthy lifestyle and social justice advocates. Jerry James Stone of “Cooking Stoned TV” (www.cookingstoned.tv), and Joe McKinnon (the founder of Numi Tea) headline at the increasingly popular food and cooking portion of the program, which centers around a full slate of programming on the Good Food Stage. Eco-friendly fashion will be well-represented by Eric Coly of Le Dessein (www.ledessien.com), who will present a cutting edge fashion show at the event.
Tickets are $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. (All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, all workshops/yoga classes, speakers and films.) 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 and Green America and Global Exchange members.
KPFA is a Media Partner of this event.