Boston GreenFest Virtual is coming next week: August 20-23, 2020!
“Boston GreenFest 2020 Virtual will be a new opportunity for all of us. Using Vimeo, it will be livestreamed on our website, www.bostongreenfest.org, from Thursday, August 20 at midnight until Sunday, August 23, at 11:59 pm. It can be seen via phone or tablet, or access via the computer. It is free to watch. There will be a combination of music, dance, fitness, art, educational message, and fashion.”
Karen Weber-Salamanca began the nonprofit, Foundation for a Green Future in 2007, with the mission of creating awareness about green roofs, living walls and green infrastructure. The mission expanded to inspiring people to bring nature into their lives and urban space via a large outdoor multicultural environmental music festival, Boston GreenFest.
Boston GreenFest has become an award-winning event educating and empowering over 100,000 festival goers each year to create a more sustainable, healthier world. This year it has pivoted to a virtual event.
This mission couldn’t be more important today as we continue to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice. From business to nonprofit, neighborhood association to academic institution, Boston GreenFest spans age, culture and industry.
This year’s virtual event aims to offer a spectrum of sustainable ideas, products, stories, foods, fashion, innovation, design, and architecture from Boston and around the world, with a special emphasis on green design and green roofs woven into four days of this continuous livestream festival.
A vital feature of Boston GreenFest is the connection with businesses. This year, Boston GreenFest is hosting a virtual Business Summit, Beyond COVID: Emerging with Momentum. Green roofs and green infrastructure will be part of the conversation.
Invitation to Greenroofs.com community: Free Attendance to Boston GreenFest Virtual’s Business Summit
DATE: Thursday and Friday, August 20-21, 2020
TIME: 9:30 am – 3 pm EST / each day
COST: $20 to attend (money should not be a barrier, there are grants available)
Complimentary offer to all of the Greenroofs.com community:
Please register for the Business Summit using this invitation:
As a community who recognizes the value of greening our roofs, our cities and our planet, please come support this event with your presence.
~ Dr. Karen L. Weber-Salamanca, LEED AP
Dr. Karen Weber-Salamanca is the Executive Director of Boston GreenFest and the President of Foundation for a Green Future. Karen has a vision: she imagines a world in which plants cover our cities in the form of green roofs, living walls, urban farms and gardens across our urban space. This world abounds with beauty, sustainable design, amazing art, smart technology and reflects the responsible use of all materials. In this world, we have found forgiveness within ourselves and toward each other; we hold equal respect for humanity and all life and we are constantly grateful for the miracles we encounter in our lives.
Boston GreenFest reflects this vision in uniting those of all backgrounds who share the same passion and optimism for the planet. With the help of a diverse team of international professionals and students, Dr. Weber-Salamanca hopes to raise awareness, spread information and develop more sustainable job for the future.
Dr. Karen Weber-Salamanca has a doctorate in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University, and is LEED AP. Her academic specialty is in maritime fisheries management and international law of the sea. She has worked several years as a fellow in the Oceanographic Research Center of Abidjan (CRO) and at the Ivoirian Center for Economic and Social Research (CIRES). Read more.
Contact Dr. Karen Weber-Salamanca:
Foundation for a Green Future
4 Archdale Road, Boston, MA 02131
Tel 617-477-4840 Cell 617-990-6518