We think of Green Festival as an experiment in building the sustainable community. It began ten years ago with finding solutions to help make our lives socially, economically and environmentally healthier. Individuals, businesses and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad. Organizations and businesses showcase programs and products that restore the planet and all that inhabit it. Neighbor-to-neighbor connections are formed and skills are shared to empower people to create positive change in the world.
Each year through our Green Festivals, Global Exchange introduces tens of thousands of people to the future green economy. Now in five cities across the nation, these dynamic two-day events bring together inspirational leaders, social entrepreneurs and community members to celebrate and enjoy everything from green energy systems to Fair trade Certified products to organic food. Attendees are able to see, hear, feel, smell and taste the future green, socially just economy.
Now in its 10th year, Green Festivals are taking place in San Francisco (twice yearly), Seattle, Chicago – and we have expanded to two of the biggest cities in the country this year: New York and Los Angeles!