Green Festival News - May/June
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Subject: Green Festival News - May/June
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 21:37:27 +0000
Green Festival News - May/JuneCelebrate 2013 Green Festivals in NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco! Green Festival is a project of Green America and Global Exchange.Is this email not displaying correctly?
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If you have friends in the Chicago area, please let them know about our Chicago Green Festival, May 18 & 19. Featuring Greg Palast, Emmanuel Pratt, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Amy Goodman, Marianne Williamson, John Perkins, and local community leaders.
May 18 is La Gran Limpieza: The Great LA River CleanUp. Come help Friends of the L.A. River clear out junk that winds up in the river. Volunteers get a free t-shirt and reusable grocery bag, plus, live music, refreshments, and raffle prizes.
For the earth,
Green Festival Regional Director
PS - Save the date for the 3rd annual Los Angeles Green Festival October 19-20!
6-Week Free Green Living WorkshopJoin a FREE Green Living Workshop from Sustainable Works and learn how to save money and positively impact your family, community, and ultimately the planet. Discover how to reduce your water & energy usage, save money on utilities, reduce your family's exposure to toxic chemicals, and make more sustainable shopping & food choices. Plus, you’ll receive free resource saving tools. Six Wednesday meetings: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 & 6/12. 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401.
May 18: La Gran Limpieza: The Great L.A. River CleanUpBest known for car chase scenes and drag races, the L.A. River was once home to steelhead trout and grizzly bears. Now it’s time to bring the L.A. River back to life! Join Friends of the L.A. River for La Gran Limpieza: The Great LA River CleanUp, a fun, 3-hour restoration event at 15 river sites in L.A. County. Please wear work clothes, sturdy shoes, long pants, a hat and sun protection. Also handy to bring are grabber arm tools and waders/rubber boots. May 18, 9am - 12 noon. Find location details and more information for individuals and groups online. (photo by Tom Underhill for Friends of the LA River, 2012)
Artful Activism Trainings: May 21-22In the true spirit of the American Yippie Party, join the Backbone Campaign & the Youth Justice Coalition for two Artful Activism Nonviolent Direct Action Trainings in L.A. Harness the power of community in public spaces with Action Planning, Grand Strategy, and Creative Tactics. Backbone Campaign trainers Kim Marks and Bill Moyer will share how to build giant Overpass Light Brigades to illuminate your issue. 2-Day Workshop: Tuesday May 21 & Wednesday May 22, 10 am- 4 pm. Chuco's Justice Center, 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, 90302. $20-$200 (sliding scale). Evening Non-Violent Direct Action Training: Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 -10:30 pm, HM157 (Historical Monument One Fifty Seven), 3110 North Broadway, Lincoln Heights, 90031. $15-$50 (sliding scale). Register in advance to save your space: LAworkshop@... or (206) 408-8058.
Green Business Networking, June 11On the second Tuesday of every month, you're invited to the only pure networking event for owners and decision-makers of L.A.'s green economy: Green Business Networking. The event location changes, check their website for June 11 meeting details. Cost varies.
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10th Annual AltBuild Expo, May 10-11
AltBuild Expo is the largest green building and design expo in Southern California for those committed to (or curious about) sustainable living through design. Featuring 40+ lectures and hands-on activities addressing sustainable and alternative building practices. DIY activities include: composting, creating a wildlife-friendly backyard, “Ask An Expert”, and more. May 10-11, 10 am – 5 pm. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St, Santa Monica, 90401. FREE.
World Fair Trade Day, May 11
World Fair Trade Day is May 11. It’s the largest Fair Trade event in North America and an international celebration and promotion of Fair Trade. Events take place in over 80 countries May 4-19. Download the free World Fair Trade Day Activities Guide for tips, ideas, and resources! You can also order FREE WFTD promotional stickers and postcards, and Fair Trade products at WFTD Toolkit.
20th Annual Kid’s Ocean Day, May 16
Take a stand in the sand! Thursday May 16 is Kid’s Ocean Day, the 20th annual beach clean-up, celebration, and call-to-action for the protection of the world’s oceans. Last year hosted 5,000 Los Angeles kids, teachers and volunteers committed to protecting the ocean from plastic litter that kills marine life and pollutes food resources. 7:30 am-1:30 pm, Dockweiler State Beach, Playa del Rey, 90293.
Vendor Spotlight: 24% off Org by Vio
Get up to 24% off an Eco Amazon Rainforest Beaded Necklace from ORG by Vio (shipping included) when you purchase through Green America’s Green Deals. Org by Vio offers stunning "wearable art" handmade by artisans in the Amazon Rainforest. - Sustainable, eco-friendly, and fairly traded.
Recap of NYC Green Festival For a second consecutive year, New York City Green Festival flourished in the tri-state area on Earth Day Weekend. The festival attracted a crowd of more than 20,000 and opened with a jubilant “EARTHALUJAH” from sustainable preacher Reverend Billy and his Earthalujah Choir. Featured speakers included Sara Moulton of Good Morning America and PBS, Frances Moore Lappe, John Perkins, Jim Hightower, and many local luminaries. Green Festival partner FORD Motor Company held their Community Green Grant competition at the Javits Center for five local non-profits to have the chance to win $5,000 towards their cause. This year’s winner was the New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches. Four runners-up each received $1,000.
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