Filed under: Event Planning, Green education | Tags: education, GreenFest, San Francisco, sustainability
I spent a day this weekend attending GreenFest in San Francisco. If you’ve never heard of these amazing festivals that are being held in major cities around the U.S., you should try to check one out! If you’ve already missed one that’s been held locally, there’s always next year.
What is it: It’s the largest sustainability (“green consumer-living event”) event of the year , and San Francisco’s is the largest in the nation. It’s been done in SF for about 7 years now, and from what I hear, this one was by far the largest!
Who is there: Virtually every company, organization, non-profit, and vendor in the Bay Area who has anything to do with producing or selling green products (whether they’re sustainably made and harvested foods, energy-efficient appliances, etc), educating the public about sustainability in the home and your local community, showcasing programs and initiatives that are aiming to implement sustainable practices throughout the world, and helping people become healthier – “socially, economically and environmentally.” And of course any citizen or nearby resident who is interested in eating delicious sustainable food, listening to live music, learning more about ways to help the environment, and more!
Like BMUN, the GreenFest is also working to become waste-neutral. They had staff on-hand at every trash facility helping visitors of the conference determine which bin (compost, recycling, or “landfill”) each of your waste items should go into. Even more impressively, the GreenFest offsets one-hundred percent of its electricity emissions with renewable energy sources.
It was an inspiring thing to see so many people come together to learn and educate others about a common cause – sustainability for now, and the future.
Were you there? I’d love to hear about your experience – just leave a comment below!