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Green Festival in San Francisco – November, 2012

Thank you to those of you who visited our booth at the Green Festival in San Francisco, held November 10 and 11, 2012 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street.  Growing bigger each year, the Green Festival is the largest sustainability event in the world.

Held in Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles very year, the Green Festival features renowned authors, leaders and educators; how-to workshops; cutting-edge films; fun activities for kids; organic beer and wine; delicious vegetarian cuisine, diverse live music and a unique marketplace of eco-friendly businesses (like ours!).

The Green Festival is a project of Green America and Global Exchange, and celebrates what’s working in our communities and around the world – for people, business and the environment.  The festival focus is a sustainable economy, ecological balance and social justice.

Here is a photo of our colorful booth, featuring our new natural, sustainable, earth-friendly gift packaging kits for the holidays.

The Green America booth near the center stage…

It was a good-for-you, food tasting extravaganza, with companies like Clif and Safeway (featuring their organic product line) offering tastings of their popular and latest flavors.

The Ford Motor Company was a major sponsor, displaying information on green-focused technology and the opportunity for Green Fest participants to test drive their new vehicles.

According to the Green Festival website,  one-third of the Ford lineup will feature a model with 40 mpg or more by the end of 2012.

 

The area pictured below displayed information on Ford’s new lightweight plastics — injection foam molding — to reduce overall vehicle weight and petroleum use.

They are also using natural fiber reinforced plastics —  most interesting to find out they use coconut coir, wheat straw, hemp and cellulose in place of glass fibers for plastic reinforcements.  I wonder though, if these plastics are then recycled (with the natural fibers) at the end of the car’s life cycle?



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