Seattle Green Festival 2011

We are all in luck to hear that the Green Festival will be returning to Seattle this May! After just wrapping up in San Francisco, the festival will be in Chicago on May 14th and 15th and then come to Seattle on May 21st and 22nd. I attended green weekend last year and was blown away by the amount of exhibitors, knowledge of the speakers, and the interactive booths that were there. If you are looking for something to do in Seattle for a weekend, don’t miss this opportunity.

The Green Festival is a project by Green America and Global Exchange; two incredible organizations aiming to educate the world on Green Living and social justice. Even the festival itself strives to be sustainable. Volunteer workers help attendees sort their trash so that plastics, aluminum, glass, mixed paper and cardboard, electronic waste and compost are all diverted from a landfill and are recycled. In its first year in 2008 the Seattle Green Festival diverted 97% of all its use from the landfill. Now coming back to Seattle for the 10th anniversary of the Festival, participation by attendees is crucial. Here are some things you can to help do while attending the festival;

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Art, Music and Culture

folk-musicians_webTake a break from the Green Marketplace and step into a gallery filled with art, music and culture. Immerse yourself in all manner of artistic expression, from music and song to spoken word and storytelling. Plus, indulge your taste buds with a chocolate and coffee pairing. If you feel your creative juices flow, you can even participate in a wide variety of interactive art projects, as you learn about local and global environmental issues we currently face.

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Fun for the Family in the Green Kids’ Zone

seattle-kids-zoneGreen Festival presents a new and exciting Green Kids Zone in Seattle this year! Bring your family to Green Festival in Seattle May 21-22 and enjoy two days of fun for all ages. Entertaining and enriching activities include fitness and yoga, Green Kids parade, creepin’ critters, arts and crafts and a special kids’ musical performance! Visit the Green Kid’s Zone and meet Flow the Water Woman and Aquaman – these time travelers from a land far away will lead kids on a journey through the natural world as they learn to reduce, reuse and recycle as well as love and protect Mother Earth. Explore the wonder of the world and learn why it is important to protect and conserve water, eco-systems, animal species and habitats.

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Speaker Spotlight: John Perkins – The Economic Insider & Master Storyteller

JohnPerkinsJohn Perkins, author, advisor, advocate, and much admired change agent continues to contribute to improving our world. He challenges us to soar to new heights, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. His writings detail specific steps each of us can take to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.

As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies.

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Top 10 Speakers

David_KortenGreen Festival is where your community comes together to engage with today’s leading authors, celebrities, visionaries and activists renowned both Seattle, and around the world. You will be inspired by the people you meet; enlightened by the workshops you participate in; and empowered by the skills and knowledge you discover.

Here are ten highlights from the 125 talented and innovative speakers you can connect with at Seattle Green Festival this May 21 – 22 hosted at the Qwest Event Center:

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Sierra Club Green Cinema

sierra_clubGreen Festival is excited to partner with the Sierra Club to introduce a wonderful new feature to Green Festival – The Sierra Club Green Cinema! Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. With 1.4 million members strong, Sierra Club chapters around the nation work together, inspired by nature, to protect our local communities and the planet.

In celebration of partnership with this venerable organization, all Sierra Club members who show their membership card at the box office receive FREE admission to Green Festival!

At the Sierra Club Green Cinema, sit back, relax and enjoy short and feature-length documentaries covering a variety of social and environmental topics. Stick around post-screening for film discussions and Q & A.

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Top 10 Exhibitors

Kitchen-CraftGreen Festival is the most trusted event in the United States, representing a network of thousands of authentic environmental and socially responsible businesses and organizations. Their time, effort, passion and creativity has created a wonderfully diverse green economy that has fueled incredible Green Festival experiences for 1 million attendees, across the nation, over the past 10 years.

This blog will provide a sampling of what you can find at Green Festival this year! Information on every amazing Green Festival exhibitor can be found in the Exhibitor Directory.

Here are highlights of 10 fun, interesting and impactful socially and environmentally conscious Green Festival


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