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The Green Festival in New York | The Nation

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The Green Festival in New York

For the first time, America's premiere sustainability event is coming to New York City. Bringing together more than 300 exhibitors, 125 speakers and tens of thousands of attendees for a two-day party, the Green Festival has a very serious objective: expanding popular support for policies aimed at ecological sustainability and social justice. It takes place all day on both April 21 and 22 at the Jacobs Javits Center.

Co-produced by Global Exchange and Co-Op America and co-sponsored by The Nation, among scores of left-leaning groups, organizations and publications, the GF offers one of the best forums for exploring what’s next on the horizon for renewable energy, socially responsible investing, eco-fashions, environmental tourism, green building, organic parenting and the non-industrial food system. There are also serious political sessions focusing on the struggle against environmental racism, the climate change fight, fracking and much more.

Arrive on a bike and get in free! Check out how to hitch a fun, free, eco-friendly ride to Javits Center North with Revolution Rickshaws Pedicabs.

The Nation will be at booth #703 throughout the Festival. Meet Nation writers and staffers and pick up free copies of the magazine and buttons! Don't miss a keynote by Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel at 1 pm on April 21 on the Main Stage as well as other featured speakers like Amy Goodman, Van Jones, Helen Caldicott, Russell Simmons and Frances Moore Lappé. Click here for a full schedule and to buy tickets and check out the GF website for info on webcasts.

There'll also be Green Fests later this year in Chicago, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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