Pay it Forward, Get it Back: 10th Annual Green Festival Features Green For All Fellows

Authors: Green For All

The largest sustainability event in the world celebrates 10 years, one million attendees at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center April 9 – 10. This one-of-a-kind weekend experience offers opportunities for community members to meet their favorite authors, actors and community leaders; shop more than 300 eco-friendly exhibitors; participate in educational workshops; enjoy live music and local vegetarian cuisine; and sample organic chocolates, wine and beer.

Green For All is a “Pay it Forward, Get it Back” non-profit ally at this year's event. Our panel, on April 9th at 3:30 p.m., is focused on the local food movement, community agriculture and food security.

Growing a local food movement is about more than planting community gardens. At this engaging panel presentation, hear from Green For All Fellows, Ambessa Cantave (Destined Nation Media), Tania Pulido (Urban Tilth and RYSE Youth Center), Dave Room (Bay Localize), as we explore innovative movement-building strategies within community agriculture - putting the culture back into agriculture, engaging youth as stewards of the earth, and using the art of storytelling to ensure community interests are reflected in innovative local policy initiatives for food security.

Ten stages and pavilions feature more than 125 inspirational and educational speakers, including AmyGoodman, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, John Perkins, Dr. Sharif Abdullah, Zoe Weil, Favianna Rodriguez and Mark Hertsgaard, to name a few.

The Green Festival marketplace showcases more than 300 green and socially-responsible businesses and organizations. Attendees browse organic eco-fashion, green pet supplies, fair trade décor, nontoxic children’s products and much more.

A joint project of Green America and Global Exchange, two leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to environmental and social justice for more than 27 years, Green Festival inspires and promotes the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, communities and businesses. Green Festivals empowers people to live healthier lives—socially, economically and environmentally.

“Whether you go to shop, learn, try new organic foods or experience art and music, Green Festival has it all, with the goal to motivate every person to think, participate and make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their every day lives,” says Green America and Green Festival Founder, Denise Hamler.

For more information visit and connect via and Twitter @GreenFestival.


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