Boston GreenFest 2011 just opened at Boston City Hall at 5:00 pm!
Organized by Dr. Karen Weber and The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., it’s the region’s largest environmental and multicultural festival. Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities.
Boston GreenFest 2011 HOURS:
Thursday, August 18: 5 pm – 9:30 pm: Performers & Food – Bill McKibben will be your EcoMC!
Friday, August 19: noon – 9:30 pm: Exhibitors/Food/Vendors/Performers
Saturday, August 20: 11 am – 8 pm: Exhibitors/Food/Vendors/Performers
The EcoParty continues every night at the Hard Rock Café presented by Afrodesiacity!
The website says to stop by the EcoKids area for Radio Disney, TryOutToys and FIRST Lego Robots and that MassBike will run a Valet Bike Parking Service all day Friday & Saturday at the City Hall steps.
– Native American Drum Ceremony
– Green Fireworks and Light Show
– Transportation Tomorrow Today!
– Over 200 Exhibitors
– 200 Live Performances
– Great Escape with Alexanderia!
– NOCHE LATINA
– EcoSalsa Fashion Show
– Jambalaya and Samba Dancers
– YMAA Kung Fu Demonstration
– NESA Gymnastic Presentation
– Tap Off with Boston Tap Company
– Green Entrepreneur Small Biz Forum
– EcoCafé, EcoGallery, EcoBazaar
– EcoFashion Pop-Up Shop
– One Gallon ChallengeTM
– BPS EcoPhoto Contest
– EcoPoetry with Seitu
– Boston GreenFest Quilt
– Fun for Kids!
“The Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring a green future for our planet and is proud to host this event. We must teach, support and model sustainable ways to live for ourselves and our children. Green roofs are an important part of the solution. This festival will go beyond our roofs. It will get to the core of GREEN SOLUTIONS for our entire Boston Community.”
These are the EcoThemes for 2011:
“¢ Green Roofs, Green Cities”¢ EcoDesign and Green Buildings”¢ Sustainable Business & Investing”¢ College Impact”¢ Communications”¢ Our Food & Farms”¢ Water”¢ Energy”¢ GreenTech,CleanTech”¢ Our Community”¢ Green Homes”¢ Green Lifestyles”¢ Transportation”¢ Walk & Bike”¢ Health & Wellness”¢ Healthy Minds & Spirit”¢ Fitness & Recreation”¢ EcoFashion & Shows”¢ International Perspectives”¢ Green Perspectives”¢ EcoKids
Speaking of “EcoThemes,” don’t miss one of our contributing editors, George Irwin – The Green Wall Editor – of Green Living Technologies International (GLTi), who will be speaking about greenroofs and walls. His lecture is part of an interactive hands on demonstration of an authentic 800 sf greenroof installed on the Boston City Hall plaza as part of the weekend display.
The set up is part of an AIA lecture series by GLTi and they are offering AIA credit hours at no cost to attendees. Visit the GLTi booth to learn all about vegetative roofs and living walls, and to pick up a free copy of Greenroofs.com‘s Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ 2011 Calendar (limited number)!
If you live in the Boston area, you’ll find lots of music, fun, and learning activities here for the whole family, and get to participate in a really clean and green environment. Visit Boston GreenFest 2011 for more info.
~ Linda V.