NEW YORKERS TO MOBILIZE AROUND NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY PAVILION AT GREEN FESTIVAL
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Green Festival’s Expo is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, announced that environmental organizations and local New York community groups will join the new Activism and Advocacy Pavilion at the Javits Convention Center June 10-11.
This will be the first time New Yorkers have an opportunity to utilize the environmental activism platform at the Green Festival to mobilize hundreds of green businesses, sustainable living brands and thousands of attendees and potential supporters. Green Festival New York is to kick off with the Farm Sanctuary’s Plant-Powered Run featuring a timed 10K Race, an untimed 5K Fun Run, a Kids Run and a Walk for Farm Animals, beginning at Pier 84 and ending at the Javits Center. In addition, Green Festival Expo New York welcomes first time exhibitors and sponsors GoMacro, COCO-MAT, Tyku Sake and Kia, an industry leader in green car technology, which will be offering exclusive onsite test drives of its EcoDynamics line of vehicles
Dr. Corinna Basler, president of Green Festivals, Inc., said:
“Green Festival is thrilled to be bringing new partners, sponsors, exhibitors and a new environmental activism pavilion to New York City, because we know that New Yorkers are very talented in rallying around issues and making things happen.”
“We created the Activism and Advocacy Pavilion as a way to empower local communities and support grassroots activism around environmental issues, which is needed more than ever.”
Some of the confirmed and invited speakers for New York City include:
- Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
- Ricky Kej, Composer and Grammy Award Winner, ‘Global Humanitarian Artist’ and US Billboard #1 Artist
- Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary
- Marianne Schnall, Journalist, Author, Co-Founder/Executive Director, What Will It Take Movement/
- Dick Russell, Author, Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying
- Life on Earth – and What This Means for Our Children.
- Charlie Mgee, Musician w/Australia’s Formidable Vegetable Sound System.
- Abigail Steinberg, Author, Recipe for Success: An Insider’s Guide to Bringing Your Natural Food to Market
- Sidique Abu-Bakarr, President and National Spokesperson, United African Congress Inc.
- Renee Dufault, Founding Executive Director, Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute
- Lotay Rinchen, Co-Founder, Bridge To Bhutan
- Ivy Woolf Turk, Founder/Director of Project Liberation
- Dayna Reggero, Director, Climate Listening Project and film The Story We Want
- Chandanni Miglino, Ayurvedic practitioner, Founder of Chandanni and Co-Founder of the Chandanni Scholarship Fund
The 2017 Green Festival Expo will be held in the Main Hall of the Javits Center
Location: West 34th Street and the West Side Highway, adjacent to the northern end of one of the city’s most sustainable landmarks, New York City’s High Line.
Doors Open: Saturday, June 10 through Sunday at 5pm.
Directions: The best subway stop is the newly added 34th St, Hudson Yards station, located right next to the Javits Center.
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Youths: 16 years old and under are granted free admission.
Cyclists: Ride your bike to the expo will also have free admission to the show.
Discounts are offered for students, seniors and veterans.
All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, workshops, yoga sessions, speakers and films.
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About Green Festivals
Green Festivals, Inc. organizes Green Festival Expo, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. Green Festival Expos are a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products, services and programs, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
Green Festivals, Inc. strives to inspire and empower consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green. Based in Asheville, N.C., the organization produces events in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Ft. Lauderdale.
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