Green Festival Chicago May 22-23 at Navy Pier
From press release
CHICAGO—Celebrating what’s working in our communities, the Chicago Green Festival, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, will showcase more than 350 diverse local and national green businesses Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, at Navy Pier in Chicago. More than 150 renowned speakers will appear for insightful panel discussions and presentations.
Festival hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, May 22, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, May 23. Navy Pier is at 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. For more about the festival, visit http://greenfestivals.org/chicago/.
10 reasons to attend Green Festival Chicago
1. Reduce, reuse and repurpose.
Get the best methods and tools for reducing your home and business waste, conserve resources, source reusable products and repurpose all that stuff you’ve stored away.
2. Learn what new green careers await you.
Keep you and your family secure by finding your career in the green economy.
3. Get fueled with healthy food for body and mind!
Discover the health benefits for you and your family by making the right food choices without sacrificing great taste and your budget.
4. Live lighter with a smaller and greener footprint.
Find sustainable woods, organic cottons and repurposed and recycled materials that are perfect for your home, wardrobe or back yard. Hear from experts about how living lighter helps protect, conserve and preserve our communities and the planet.
5. Find out how to make your home toxin-free!
Your next spring-cleaning can be just the time to create a healthier and safer home. Learn how to eliminate those chemicals that make the air inside your home toxic—from furnishings and carpets to paints and cleaners.
6. Bring the family and inspire the kids.
Delightful surprises await families at the Green Kids’ Zone. Around every corner, cool products, green schools and fun workshops will inspire your family.
7. Learn to leverage social media to create social good!
Social networking, blogs, Twitter, video… Learn how to leverage the power of social media for social good.
8. Make your home energy efficient.
Put money back in the bank with the latest information about home and commercial energy efficiency and conservation techniques.
9. Beautify yourself without harmful toxins.
Green Festival has vendors that only use certified organic ingredients in their body care products. From moisturizers to shampoos to makeup, you will find personal care products that provide beauty and good health, both inside and out.
10. Become conscientious about your consumption.
Do good by supporting sustainable companies passionate about people- and planet-friendly products and services. Green Festival’s marketplace is the place to find responsible businesses and organization located right in your community.
Visit greenfestivals.org/chicago for Chicago Green Festival program schedule.
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