Congressman Dennis Kucinich headlines a roster of more than 125 speakers at the 10th annual Green Festival in Seattle next month.
Billed by promoters as the nation’s largest green living event, Seattle’s Green Festival is among several festivals around the country promoting sustainable lifestyles. The event features presentations by more than 125 authors, leaders and visionaries, workshops, films, children’s activities, organic beer and wine, vegetarian cuisine and live entertainment, and a green marketplace featuring local and national eco-friendly businesses, according to the festival website.
The festival will be May 21 and 22 at Qwest Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. Other speakers include Amy Goodman, host of the TV and radio show Democracy Now; bestselling author Jeffrey M. Smith who writes on the health dangers of genetically modified organisms, and Gifford Pinchot III, the president and co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which offers an MBA integrating sustainability and social responsibility with innovation and profit.
The festivals are sponsored by two nonprofit groups, Green America and Global Exchange.
Festival organizers say:
Think of Green Festival® as a walk through a sustainable community. It begins with finding solutions to help make our lives healthier-socially, economically and environmentally. Individuals, business and community leaders come together to discuss critical issues that impact us at home and abroad. Organizations and businesses showcase programs and products that restore the planet and all that inhabit it. Neighbor-to-neighbor connections are formed and skills are shared to empower people to create positive change in the world.
Admission is $10 per day if purchased in advance or $15 at the door. Weekend passes are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. To buy tickets or for more information, go to www.greenfestivals.org.