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Green Festival Hits New York City!

By Yonni @vegandthecity

Green Festival, the Largest, Longest-Running Green Consumer Event Makes Its First New York Appearance at Javits Center North, April 21-22, 2012
The premier name in sustainability events will take place in LEED-certified North Pavilion of New York’s Javits Center; features national and local speakers, workshops, vendors and cultural programming WHAT:    The nation’s largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 11th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the city’s first ever Green Festival. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists as well as an organic beer and wine pavilion, a Green Economy Expo sponsored by UrbanGoGreen and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services. Held in the LEED-certified North Pavilion of the Jacob Javits Center, Green Festival is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using co-producer, Green America’s green business standards. NYC Green Festival 2012 Program Highlights: Ford Ride and Drive opportunities * Do-It-Yourself Workshops * Good Food Stage with hands-on cooking demos, featuring Pooja Mottl, Leslie Durso and Tanya Fields * Green Kid’s Zone, including the FunArt Bus * Green Jobs and Careers * Green Investing * Green Business Pavilion * Renewable Energy * Beer and Wine Pavilion * Organic Local Food * Fair Trade Pavilion * Community Action Pavilion * Green Films * Youth Programs * Roving acoustic musicians * Keynote speakers include: Russell Simmons, Van Jones, Amy Goodman, Francis Moore Lappe, John Perkins, Katrina Van Den Heuvel, Dylan Ratigan
WHERE:   Javits Center North: 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001    WHEN:    SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. TICKETS:  Free admission for anyone who rides his or her bike and parks with the bike valet! $15- 25 for a full weekend pass. Tickets can be purchased online at www.greenfestivals.org  or at the show. All tickets provide access to the entire exhibitor floor, all panel & speakers discussions along with all film presentations.
Press Contact: Joanna Barber/Erin Brunner organicworks PR (212) 253 – 0474/[email protected]

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