Join Open Neighborhoods at the LA Green Festival

Join us in experiencing the LA Green Festival this weekend. We'll be presenting Community Solar and the LA County Solar Challenge in booth #632, next to Energy Upgrade California.

The event is October 29 & 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Ride your bike or take public transportation for FREE admission at the door! Students with ID and seniors also receive free admission.

Visit Open Neighborhoods at booth #632 to learn about solar group discounts for LA County neighborhoods.


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The LA Green Festival includes presentations given by more than 125 leaders, authors and thinkers in the green movement. Speakers this year include Amy Goodman, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, John Perkins, Ed Begley, Jr., Bill McKibben, Marianne Williamson and more.

From educational how-to workshops, to films, eco-fashion, activities for children and delicious organic food, beer and wine, the 2011 Los Angeles Green Festival will offer something for everyone to enjoy.

Entertainment is a vital component of the festivities, including live music and dance. Visit the Green Kids' Zone at Los Angeles Green Festival for fun crafts, sweet smarts Halloween adventures, stories, music and much more! There will also be a marketplace offering goods for sale from hundreds of local and national eco-conscious businesses and organizations.

10 Great Ways to Experience Los Angeles Green Festival

Everyone will have their top ten favorites - What will yours be at the Los Angeles Green Festival on October 29-30?

  1. You can’t be in LA without involving Hollywood! Check out the celebs coming to Green Festival: Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson of “Living with Ed,” CSI stars Hill Harper and Esai Morales, and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5.
  2. The opening ceremony with Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and special performance by Morning Star Foundation. Learn about Los Angeles’ commitment to be the world’s greenest city.
  3. Learn more about climate solutions and staying healthy. Hear renowned author and climate activist, Bill McKibben recap recent historical climate awareness events around the nation, like Moving Planet and the Keystone XL Pipeline protests. See the latest crazes in vegan junk food and enjoy FREE Yoga classes, hula hooping and belly dancing for health.
  4. DIY workshops that cover it all - composting, green renovations, urban homesteading, container gardens in the city, urban bee keeping, cooking demonstrations and how to pickle almost anything - including pumpkins!
  5. What’s new in Eco-Fashion and see the latest eco-fabrics and local designers.
  6. Interested in finding a green job or starting your own green business? Attend seminars on launching your own business and find out what every green entrepreneur needs to know.
  7. Seeking GREEN transportation - learn all about all-electric and hybrid vehicles at the FORD Pavilion and take a test drive. Vote for your favorite community cause to win a FORD Community Green Grant of $5,000.
  8. It’s a party, come and enjoy live music, the social media hub, movies, organic beer and wine. We dare you - its Halloween - come dressed like your favorite green hero.
  9. Enjoy scrumptious local, organic cuisine - learn to cook excellent vegetarian, raw and vegan meals at the Good Food Stage from well known pros: Chef Bryan Au of Raw STAR Recipes, Gabriela Teissier from Univision’s Primera Edición, Sarah Englehart of Café Gratitude, Maura Knowles of Mac-n-Mo’s and others!
  10. End the weekend with a performance to remember from The Agape International Choir with Dr. Rickie Byars-Beckwith and Rev. Michael Beckwith.
Find out more – Download the LA Program Guide and purchase your discount online tickets today!
Spanish language programming will include cooking demonstrations, greening your life and activities in the Green Kids' Zone.
ASL – Sign language interpreters will be available.
Ride your bike or take the metro and get in for FREE!
Santa Monica Public Library Awards Green Prizes
You are invited to the annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, profiling current sustainable trends: buying and eating local, the commons as a way of life, rogue efforts for sustainable policies and grassroots action on October 27, at 7:00 pm. Discussion will incorporate the 2011 Green Prize-winning books. This year’s Green Prize Pioneer Award will honor Bill McKibben, author and founder of the grassroots climate campaign McKibben was proclaimed by the Boston Globe to be “probably the country's most important environmentalist.” McKibben will speak at Los Angeles Green Festival, Sunday, Oct.30 at noon.
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