If you notice things looking a little greener at a certain time of year in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or Seattle, it could be more than the changing seasons…it could be the annual Green Festival.

These annual gatherings started a decade ago and have been growing in force. Green Festivals bring together thought-leaders, companies, non-profits, and the community to focus on issues such as sustainability, reducing carbon footprints, and finding innovative ways to build a greener economy.
Whether you are a Green Festival novice or a seasoned pro, here are a few useful facts to know about the mega eco event.
6 Things to Know About the Green Festival

1. Green Festival is the largest sustainability event in the world.

2. Green Festival is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using Green America’s green business standards.

3. Green Festival gets closer to being a zero-waste event each year

4. Even Web-Hosting by Green Festival is environmentally-friendly—100% Solar Web Hosting by AISO

5. Green Festival is produced by 2 non-profit organizations, Green America and Global Exchange.

6. The very first Green Festival took place 10 years ago in San Francisco

The Green Festival Comes to San Francisco This Weekend (Nov 12-13, 2011)
…and Innov8Social will be there!
I will be introducing speakers and panelists at the Sustainable Home & Garden pavilion throughout the weekend. Drop by to say hello and sit in on interesting talks from eco-friendly home products to tips and techniques to cultivate a sustainable garden.
See a full schedule of events here.
Get in to SF Green Festival for Free
Here are a few ways to get **FREE** tickets to the SF Green Festival.
  1. Free for youth 18 and under
  2. Free for students
  3. Free for seniors
  4. Free at the door for bicyclists (be sure to park with the complimentary bike valet)
  5. Free if you use public transportation to the Green Festival (bring your stub)
  6. Free admission to all Green Festival Volunteers
  7. Free for Green America
  8. Free for Global Exchange members
  9. Free for Union members with card
  10. Free tickets from local San Francisco Ford dealerships
  11. Free for Sierra Club members with valid membership and card
  12. Free if you bring 4 cans of food to donate to the Food Bank
  13. Free for Rainbow Grocery patrons (bring a receipt of $10 or more)
  14. Free for All New Resource Bank Customers (bring debit card as proof)
  15. Free for Green Collar Blog readers
Hope to see you there!(Note: you can see photos from the event here)

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