Green Festival Returns to Los Angeles



Reality Sandwich and Evolver are proud media sponsors of Green Festival, the nation’s largest and most trusted environmental consumer event. It makes its return to Los Angeles on November 17-18, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The event will host eco-innovators, over 100 renowned speakers including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and eco-pioneer Ed Begley Jr., community leaders, artists, green business experts, over 300 green and socially responsible exhibitors, health & wellness influencers, and cultural and bilingual programming. Green Festival is widely recognized as the largest marketplace of conscious businesses as well as a great place to find the latest in sustainable products and Fair Trade gifts perfect for holiday shopping. 

In addition to Russell Simmons, keynote speakers include leading environmental, healthy lifestyle and social justice advocates: Ed Begley Jr.; John Robbins of Food Revolution; Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!; Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling fiction writer; Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa; Greg Palast, New York Times best-selling author and BBC freelance journalist; Esai Morales; actress/activist Q'orianka Kilcher and actor Edward James Olmos.

Make sure you're there on Saturday at 3 pm for a special discussion with Daniel Pinchbeck on Beyond 2012 at the Green Living Stage. And join Evolver Los Angeles' own Baza Novic and Jill Ettinger at the Community Stage at 5 pm on Saturday for a workshop on Curbing Your Dogma – Evolving Responsibly in New Planetary Times.  

The event includes activities and workshops aimed at educating consumers on making healthy, greener choices such as a highly anticipated Tadasana Yoga & Movement Pavilion, a DIY Stage, a dedicated Green Kids Zone, the Good Food Stage featuring delicious vegetarian cuisine, organic beer and wine garden and the Green Business Stage where attendees will experience what’s trending in green job’s and businesses. Expanded Spanish language programming will also be featured throughout.  

A joint venture between Green America and Global Exchange, Green Festival is a non-profit event that celebrates an 11-year milestone hosting over one million attendees in eight cities. Green Festival is the largest sustainability event and is the only event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to social justice and ecological balance using Green America’s Green Business Certification Standards.

Tickets are only $10 and will give you access to the exhibit floor, all workshops, yoga classes, speakers and film screenings. FREE admission if you ride your bike there and park in the bike valet, if you're a union member or a youth under 18.