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The 12th Annual Annual Green Festival Returns to San Francisco

The 12th Annual San Francisco Green Festival will be held on November 9 and 10, at the Concourse Exhibition Center. The event will be run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The festival will host eco-innovators and entrepreneurs, expert speakers, influential community leaders and activists, nonprofits and green businesses addressing environmental and social justice issues. It is the largest marketplace of eco-friendly, organic and fair-trade businesses with products and services for home, school and work.  

The event is a project of Green America and Global Exchange. It features activities, workshops and special presentations all designed to educate the public on healthy lifestyle choices. Attractions include culinary workshops featuring vegetarian cuisine, yoga classes, an organic food court, beer and wine garden and The Green Kids Zone, where youngsters can enjoy recycled crafts and educational exhibits.

Activist Amy Goodman (from Democracy Now) and Jim Hightower head the list of environmental leaders and other nationally prominent experts on healthy lifestyle and social justice issues. Workshops and demonstrations include exhibitor products, eco-fashion, DIY home and gardening workshops and live music. Leslie Durso (“Veggie Dream Girl”) headlines the list of presenters in the food and cooking portion of the program on the Good Food Stage.

All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, all workshops/yoga classes, speakers and films.

Cost: $10 one-day pass, $20 full weekend pass, both purchased online; $15 and $25 at the door. Free for anyone who rides a bike to the event and parks with the Clif Bar bike valet; youth under 18; union members; volunteers and Green America and Global Exchange members. Location: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St. (at Brannan), San Francisco. For more information or to buy tickets, visit GreenFestivals.org. For more information on Green America, visit GreenAmerica.org; for more information on Global Exchange, visit GlobalExchange.org.

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