WHAT: The nation’s largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 12th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the Green Festival for the second time. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists as well as an organic beer and wine pavilion and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services.
This year’s festival features enlightening and inspiring panel discussions with such notable experts as Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet and the upcoming EcoMind, Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Katrina vanden Huevel, editor of The Nation, Mark Tercek, President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy, Leslie Durso, actress, vegan chef, and EcoLifestylist, and Daniel Pinchbeck, founder of Reality Sandwich and Evolver.
Held in the LEED-certified North Pavilion of the Jacob Javits Center, Green Festival is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using co-producer, Green America’s green business standards.
Local nonprofits have the opportunity to enter Green Festival partner FORD Motor Company's Community Green Grant competition for the chance to win $5,000. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. The deadline for entries is March 29, 2013.
Green Festival is proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Nature Conservancy will have a booth all weekend long at Green Festival where they will share their work in New York and around the world, the importance of conservation, and how people can leave their mark on the planet by getting involved with their All Hands on Earth Campaign. Additionally, President and CEO Mark Tercek’s thought-provoking and well-reviewed new book, NATURE’S FORTUNE: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature, will be available for purchase at the festival.
Green Festival will launch its first New York City business-to-business (B2B) Green Trade Day on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3-7 P.M. at Javits Center North. The afternoon will allow retail and wholesale buyers to conduct business with Green Festival exhibitors before they open its doors to consumers.
NYC Green Festival 2013 Program Highlights:
• Ford Ride and Drive opportunities
• Do-It-Yourself Workshops
• Good Food Stage & cooking demos
• Green Kid’s Zone
• Green Jobs and Careers
• Responsible Investing
• Green Business Opportunities
• Renewable Energy
• Beer and Wine Pavilion
• Organic Local Food
• Community Action
• Sierra Club Green Films
• Youth Programs
• Local musicians
• Keynote speakers
WHERE: Javits Center North: 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013: 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
B2B Green Trade Day - FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013: 3:00-7:00 P.M.
TICKETS: Free admission for anyone who rides his or her bike and parks with the bike valet.
$15- 25 for a full weekend pass. Tickets and fan passes can be purchased online for a discount at www.greenfestivals.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the show. All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, workshops, speakers and films.
To exhibit, please call (828) 333-9403 x300. For volunteer opportunities, visit greenfestivals.org/volunteer.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.