San Francisco is not only one of the five major cities that hosts the Green Festival each year in November, it is the birthplace. The Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America, celebrating what’s working in the communities for people, business and most important, for the environment. Each year, San Francisco’s Green Festival is held in November, and this year, 2010 will be held November 5th through the 7th at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center.

Ever since its inception back in 2002, The Green Festival has continued to expand in size and scope with more than 150 world renown speakers and over 400 green businesses that show how the Bay Area community and city departments can work together to make the city a healthier place to live. The Green Festival begins with finding solutions to help make all our lives better, both economically and environmentally. Businesses along with individuals, and San Francisco’s community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that will impact the United States and the rest of the world. Organizations and businesses will showcase their programs and products that will restore the planet and all her inhabitants.

Join Green Festival at the San Francisco’s nation’s premier sustainability event, where you’ll see the best in green. Enjoy the 125 renown leaders, authors and educators; exhibits; how-to-workshops; fun activities for kids; cutting-edge films; delicious vegetarian cuisine; organic beer and wine and a wide array of live music. You’ll be able to shop at the unique marketplace of over 350 eco-friendly businesses selling everything from all-natural body care products and Fair Trade gifts to cotton clothing and beautiful kitchen tiles made from renewable resources.

Come recharge your batteries with all the inspiration, hope and practical ideas at the exhibits where you’ll see the most recent developments in green technology and renewable energy; learn how to invest in you community; sample Fair Trade coffee and chocolate, which really do taste better, and learn how to green your home and avoid products made in sweatshops.

Here are a few facts concerning the Green Festival: it’s the largest sustainability event in the world and continues to grow year after year; it’s the only green event that screens all the exhibitors for the commitment to sustainability, social justice and ecological balance by using Green America’s green business standards; they off-set 100 percent of the electricity emissions with clean, renewable energy and the walk the talk by getting closer to being a zero-waste event every year.

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