Green Festival San Francisco 2011

This year’s Green Festival in San Francisco, is November 12-13 at the San Francisco Concourse Events Center. The nation-wide Green Festival, sponsored by Earthtechling, is one of the largest sustainability events in the world.

There’ll be films, kids stuff and live music, not to mention the delicious food and adult organic beverages. Plus, a sea of booths for shopping or browsing, I mean, who can get away without at least a lanyard?

See, and even drive, some of the most recent developments in renewable energy and green technology, including new hybrid and electric vehicles.


For the last few months, Ford Motors has been encouraging local nonprofit organizations and their community leaders to submit their sustainable ideas. Attendees will have the chance to vote for the green project they think deserves the $5,000 grant being awarded by Ford and the Green Festival.

Make sure you wear your grungy garden gear to the NEW DIY area. You can learn how to make your very own living wall, start a worm-composting project, dare to try beekeeping in the city, and make green cleaners and paints.

Take time at the Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion to realize your opportunities to solar-power you home, and get hip to local urban farming. Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity, will enlighten you about solar power and Back to the Roots’ Nikhil Arora and Alex Velez will show you how to grow your own mushrooms in %100 recycled coffee grounds.

Don’t miss Green America’s Green Business Pavilion for new sustainable workplace ideas or find out how to start a green career. Rub elbows with some successful eco-prenuers during the Bay Area Green Networking Session and tap into your green media opportunities with AudioAcrobat’s David Barrett.

Stop by the NEW Acoustic Café for a cup of organic coffee and a few notes of local singer- songwriters and performance artists. Enjoy the stylings of local indie-folk songwriter Valerie Orth, and Grammy Nominated recorder player David Young. Also, relax to the reggae specialties of local DJ, Sister Yasmin.

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