San Francisco’s GreenFestival 2008 – It’s On from Today to Sunday

It hardly seems like a year has passed since the last San Francisco GreenFestival (or Green Festival, or GreenFest, or Green Fest, call it what you will). But it’s on once again starting today and going through Sunday, November 16th, 2008.

So get on down to the SOMA and get your green on. Make sure to get your fair share of green swag.

This event is underpriced, particularly for you bike riders. What’s your excuse? It’s on!

This year’s big draw will be Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (aka Chuck D). Supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi were big draws last year:

This is only one part of one part of the Green Fest. The thing is huge:

See you there!

San Francisco Green Festival Highlights

Nationally renowned speakers such as Riane Eisler, eminent social scientist, attorney, and social activist; Winona LaDuke, internationally respected Native American and environmental activist; Greg Palast, New York Times-bestselling author and journalist; John Perkins, founder and board member of Dream Change and the Pachamama Alliance; Daniel Pinchbeck, writer and founder of literary journal Open City; and many more.

  • Better World Bookstore
  • Fair Trade Pavilion
  • Green Careers and Education Area
  • Green Teen Center & Organic Valley Green Kids Zone
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • The Fair Trade Café
  • Organic Beer & Wine Garden 
  • Eco-tourism and Eco-fashion
  • Green Film Festival
  • Community Action Center
  • Green Home Pavilion featuring hands-on workshops
  • Bike Valet
  • Live Music
  • Yoga and Movement Room
  • Event Details:
    San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street (at Brannan St.) and the Giftcenter Pavilion Theater, 888 Brannan Street,  November 14, 15, & 16, 2008.

    Word to the Mother (Earth) Opening Event
    Friday, November 14, 2008
    Giftcenter Atrium

    Friday 12PM to 7PM
    Saturday 10AM – 7PM
    Sunday 11AM – 6PM
    $25 per person – all-access for all three days.
    $15 per person – all access for one day

    Discounted Admissions for: students with ID, seniors over 62, bike riders with a ticket from the Green Festival Bike Valet, bus riders with transfer ticket/bus pass, union members
    $15 per person – all access for three days
    $10 per person – all access for one day

    FREE: Children 18 and under, Co-op America or Global Exchange members

    Green Festival Partners:
    Better World Books, Clif Bar, Greener Printer, Honest Tea, Microplace, bgreen, Organic Valley Kids Zone, Pangea Organics, Rainbow Grocery, Saybrook Graduate School, TS Designs, KPIX, CBS/CW, GOOD Magazine

    For more information on San Francisco or any other Green Festival event visit:


    About Co-op America:
    Co-op America ( is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, providing the economic strategies, organizing power and practicing tools for businesses and individuals to address today’s social and environmental problems. Its Green Business Network is the largest national network of businesses screened for their social and environmental responsibility.

    About Global Exchange:
    Global Exchange ( is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. Since its founding in 1988, Global Exchange has successfully increased public awareness of root causes of injustice while building international partnerships and mobilizing for change.

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