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Join us at the upcoming DC Green Festival, June 5-7. We'll see you at the DC Convention Center for America's largest and longest-running sustainability event. 

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Awards

Green Festival supports inspiring organizations and projects that educate and benefit their local communities with the Green Festival Community Award, a $5,000 grant awarded to a deserving non-profit, chosen by the public!
Nominate or apply by May. 18 »

All exhibitors are nominated for the Green Festival Brand Award. Invite your followers to vote for you!

Expert Dojo

Expert DOJO business mentors will be onsite to give you practical advice, with workshops and mentoring sessions on June 5th from 12-6pm. 

Have a great idea to launch a green business which will change the world for the better? Enter the Green Dream Competition: Write down your idea Friday afternoon at the festival for a chance to win prizes of over $10,000. Add your business profile to Expert Dojo today.

Linda Booker

Celebrating Hemp History Week
Featured Session: Sat. 12:30pm

Hear from Linda Booker, the Producer/Director of "Bringing it Home," a documentary that has been part of a national outreach campaign to help educate consumers and lawmakers about sustainable uses for hemp. Hemp History Week, June 1-7, is a national grassroots and retailer education campaign designed to amplify support for hemp farming in the U.S., featuring over 1,000 events in cities and towns throughout all 50 states.

Join Green America's Featured Green Economy Sessions:

Nicole McCann

My Plate, My Planet: Combatting Climate Change through Sustainable Food
Moderated by Nicole McCann, Food Campaigns Director, Green America

Hear from local advocates in sustainable food discuss how to mitigate climate change and help move the US to a more just and sustainable system. You will hear about advocacy strategies to label GMOs, local DC urban gardening education programs, and environmental stewardship. 

With panelists:
Brett Nadrich, Executive Director, FoodPolicyUS
Genna Reed, Researcher, Food & Water Watch
Mchezaji  Axum, Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia

Alix Davidson

Big Green Opportunities in the Sharing Economy
Alix Davidson, Director of Certification & Standards, Green America

The sharing economy is booming. Explore what the new greener economy can do for you and your community. Discover the opportunities and challenges for your current or future business. Featuring the largest national trends: shared work spaces, transportation, equipment, tools, Airbnb and more! Plus we'll dig into what's working in the local scene, and what's coming next.

Kate Black

Designing for Sustainability
Moderated by Nicole McCann, Food Campaigns Director, Green America
With eco-fashion expert Kate Black, Founder, Magnifeco.com and EcoSessions®

Worldwide, garment manufacturing is one of the most destructive industries for the environment, workers and communities. However, as demand for sustainable products increases, businesses small and large are looking for ways to produce more responsibly and even better yet, design for sustainability. Join us as the leading designers show us what is sustainable fashion.

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and more general show info, head to the Green Festivals website.

For the first time ever, DC Green Festival will be powered by clean energy through its partnership with Arcadia Power.

Sign up for Arcadia Power today and receive $20 off your bill.

 
 
 
 
 

Join us June 5-7 at the DC Convention Center for the 11th annual Green Festival Expo! This year's festival is powered by clean energy. Discover something for everyone at the ultimate green marketplace, and join featured businesses sessions.

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Vote by June 1 to help three small green businesses win $5,000 from Green America's People & Planet Awards for innovation in green celebrations and holidays. 

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 20:07

Standards Review: Food Products

We're engaging the food products business community to give feedback on our standards. Read more and give feedback »
Monday, 16 March 2015 21:23

Standards Review: Apparel & Textiles

We're engaging the apparel & textile business community to give feedback on our standards. Read more and give feedback »

Vote by March 2 to reward three exceptional green businesses with Green America’s $5000 People and Planet Award! This season recognizes innovators in advancing clean energy. Plus meet the winners of our PPAs for worker empowerment.

Activists honored the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign with the Activists Choice BENNY Award, celebrating the work of Green America’s coalitional efforts with allies to push Hershey into addressing child labor in its supply chain.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 22:05

Tell Sabra: GMO Hummus is Not a Health Food

Is hummus a health food? Not when it’s full of GMOs like dips from Sabra. Once a small business, Sabra is now owned by PepsiCo and has grown to dominate the hummus world with a “healthy alternative” image. Tell Sabra to stop mixing in the GMOs.

Thanks to your support and our track record over the years, 2014 was Green America’s best year ever! Here's our latest victories in growing the green economy, and our plans for continued success in 2015.

Thursday, 05 February 2015 21:47

Tell President Obama: Rethink Fracking!

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has led to a domestic oil boom—at a high cost to the environment and communities. New York has just banned fracking. President Obama needs to hear from businesses that it’s time to stop expansion of fracking nationally and get strong standards in place.

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