Monday, April 11, 2011
GREEN FESTIVALS - Coming To A City Near You!
RUNKA.com just visited the San Francisco Green Festival (www.greenfestivals.org) this past weekend (April 9 - 10) and, as always, we had a great time. Many of the Expos and Conferences that we attend are closed to the public but Green Festivals are open to everyone. Here is the 2011 schedule for upcoming Festivals: Chicago - May 14 and 15; Seattle - May 21 and 22; New York - October 1 and 2; Los Angeles - October 29 and 30; San Francisco - November 12 and 13.
With 10 years of history and over 1,000,000 attendees during that time hosts Green America and Global Exchange do an excellent job of presenting a fun, educational and sustainable event. There is a Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion, Green Building and Renewable Energy Pavilion, Community Action Pavilion, Mother Earth News Pavilion, a Green Business Pavilion and a Green Kids Zone.
At the San Francisco Festival people enjoyed their lunch while music groups played in the Food Pavilion all afternoon. The food and the music was fantastic - make sure you don't miss the Organic Beer and Wine Garden!
With 125 speakers and 10 stages there were plenty of seminars and discussions to choose from as well as several book signings.
The best part for RUNKA was the 300 green exhibitors to speak with about products to bring back for our customers. We found several great new items that should be available in the next few weeks. Check back and we will blog about the new products listed from the Festival.
If you attended this event or have ever been to a Green Festival please leave a comment with your experience. We want to know if you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks!