Highlights included test drives of the first all-electric Ford vehicle, a green jobs fair, eco-fashion fashion show and over 250 local green businesses.
Thanks to a partnership with the Huffington Post, the entire weekend of main stage speakers were live-streamed around the globe.
The Chicago Green Festival returned to Navy Pier on May 5-6 with Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Greg Palast, Van Jones, Amy Goodman, Reed Alexander, Laura Flanders, Jeffrey Smith. The festival featured five stages full of DIY and cooking demonstrations. Highlights were workshops on greener living and a special theatrical presentation by Blacks in Green on The 8 Principles of Green-Village Building.
Both shows received amazing media coverage -- including CBS, ABC & NBC TV and radio, NY 1, Huffington Post, BET, MSN, FOX, Examiner (6.9 million cir), PBS, and hundreds of online listings.
Both cities were trending on Twitter during the weekends.
Make plans now to exhibit or visit the Fall Green Festivals in WDC, LA and San Franiscso. To exhibit, call 828-236-0324 ext 300. Or check out the Green Festivals website for floor plans and pricing. Take advantage of big early bird discounts on DC!