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.
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.