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Best of Seattle Green Festival

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This year’s 10th annual Seattle Green Festival is bigger and better, and is meeting at Qwest Event Center Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.  The Green Festival is the event to attend to find the most authentic environmental and socially responsible products, practices and information for anyone interested in green lifestyle and sustainable practices.

Speakers, regional focused classes and workshops, local expert demonstrations along with activities and fun for every age and interest. Featuring Seattle’s best local vegan and organic restaurants, Washington state’s top organic beer makers and wine vintners, all-day yoga and movement classes, interactive cultural dance and music, and a huge “green kids” area.  Plus, the largest eco-friendly marketplace of over 350 exhibitors.

Here’s some of what you’ll experience:

Green Transportation

Ford will have a display at the Ford Pavilion,  where you can test drive of hybrid and electrified vehicles. Listen to a Ford executive speaker talk about the company’s sustainability and green vehicle strategy.

Karen Fahey, Speaker and Food Demonstrator

Years ago, Karen Fahey safely and gently transitioned to eating mostly fresh, living foods. Her health improved dramatically, her energy increased and she was graced with new ideas and insights. She’s now excited to help create such dramatic, tangible results for others in this inspiring demonstration.

Dr. Cecile Andrews, Author and Speaker

Dr. Andrews is the author of three books: Less is More, Slow is Beautiful and Circle of Simplicity.  She has her doctorate in education from Stanford and is active in the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative, Sustainable Greenwood Phinney and the Transition Town movement.

Songs and Dances from Around the World!

Visit the Art, Music and Culture Stage and immerse yourself in a cultural experience. Enjoy and learn about music, art, craft, dance, poetry and song from a variety of cultural perspectives.

Food!

Gyros and vegetarian Greek cuisine, healthy burritos, fair trade chocolate, organic tea, middle eastern fare, and North African cuisine are only some of the foods you can have while walking around the festival.

Shopping!

Clothing, furniture, toys and books – there’s so much to find that is sustainable, repurposed and eco-friendly.

Here are some things you can do:

• Bring your own water bottle, plate and utensils
• Bring your own sack for your purchases
• Bring your electronic waste to recycle
• Ride your bike or take public transportation and get $5 off Green Festival admission.

Best of all, you can join AM 1090 and Don Willis Furniture for the festival and stop by  the AM 1090 booth. There you can enter to win 2 Natural Cedar Adirondack chairs courtesy of Don Willis Furniture.  Go to www.greenfestivals.org/sea/ for more information.


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