Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Join us at Chicago Green Festival – May 17-18, 2008



Chicago Green Festival
Celebrate what's working in your community!
May 17-18, 2008
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago

You want to be green, but you have questions.
What can I do about climate change? How can I be sure that my "natural" body products don't pose health risks? What can I do to support positive change in my own community?

At Chicago Green Festival you'll find real answers…
Discover what the City of Chicago is doing to help create a healthier, more sustainable environment for everyone.

Don't miss Mayor Richard Daley as he launches the Green Festival on Saturday morning with plans to make Chicago the most eco-friendly city in the world. Debra Shore will share her insights into the issues surrounding plans to clean up Chicago's waterways. And what are local and community banks doing to better our economy and our neighborhoods? Find out during the Banking on the Community panel discussion.

Shop in our unique green marketplace of more than 350 eco-friendly exhibits—everything from natural children's toys and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and sustainable home remodeling materials.

More than 125 Visionary Speakers include . . .
Winona Laduke, Majora Carter, Amy Goodman, John Perkins, Diane Wilson, Sharif Abdullah, Greg Palast, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Stacy Malkan, Thom Hartmann, Daniel Pinchbeck, David Bach, Sara Snow and more.

Program topics include . . .
Community and Social Investing - Youth in Action – Food, Farms, and Jobs Bill – Green Parenting – Responsible Travel - Urban Food Access – Green Home Series, including Solar Installations and Green Renovations on a budget

And don't forget to check out the Organic Valley Kids' Zone & Activities - Community Action Area – Organic Dining - Organic Beer and Wine Garden - Green Festival Bookstore - Live Music Stage - Film Festival - Yoga Now Movement Room - Organic Tea Garden – ASL Interpretation
All at a nearly zero waste event!

Your all-inclusive entry $15
Only $10 (at the door) for seniors, public transit and bike riders, students and BetterWorld book-drive participants
FREE – Children under 12 and Volunteers
Register online at  

Become a Green Festival Volunteer and get in FREE!
We're looking for dedicated, fun-loving volunteers to help us put on an amazing two-day event that will educate and inspire people to make choices for a just and sustainable world! Volunteer today! or

If you are a green business leader, join us at the 2nd annual Green Business Conference, May 14-15 at Navy Pier (before the Green Festival).
Register today and save 30% -

Better World Books and Green Festival are partnering to offer $5 off Green Festival registration (at the door) to attendees who bring in 3 or more books. Your donated books will be sold on to help fund girls' scholarships in developing countries in Asia through Room to Read.

Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America



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