Green Living Event Celebrates Second Year in Chicago

May 16, 2008 6:46:53 AM PDT
Green Festival, the world' largest and most authentic green and sustainable living event, will celebrate a SECOND year in Chicago on May 17th and 18th, 2008 at Navy Pier. The event will bring together more than 150 speakers, 350 local and national green businesses, dozens of community groups and an anticipated audience of more than 30,000. For two days, festival goers are invited to enjoy visionary authors, leaders and educators; how-to workshops; delicious organic cuisine and planet-friendly-fun for the entire family. Attendees will explore what's next on the horizon for renewable energy, socially responsible investing, eco-fashions, eco-tourism, green building, green parenting and more. Area residents will have the opportunity to check out what local groups are doing to build cultural bridges to a healthier planet, with access to speak with over 30 local organizations and community action groups. Ride your bike to Green Festival, park it in the Bike Valet, and get $5 off your registration fee. The show is open to the public.

Show Highlights Include: City of Chicago Environmental Pavilion, Fair-Trade and Eco-Shopping, Music Stage Featuring Local Acts, Socially Responsible Investing

Community Action Center, Environmental Film Festival, The Fair Trade Café and the Organic Beer and Wine Garden, Natural Pets Section, Green Kids Zone, Green Home Pavilion Featuring 40 Minute Workshops, Green Careers Area, Organic Beer and Wine Pavilion & The Power Foods Pavilion, Eco Tourism & Eco Fashion, Yoga and Movement Room.

Influential Speakers Include: Winona Laduke, Amy Goodman, Chicago's own Mayor Richard M. Daley, Daniel Pinchbeck, Thom Hartmann, Sharif Abdullah, Majora Carter, Stacy Malkan, Paul Stamets, Diane Wilson, John Perkins, Greg Palast, David Bach, Sara Snow

For more information visit www.festivals.org.


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