Posts Tagged ‘green festival’

San Francisco Green Festival a Huge Success for 2011: Continues Today Until 6:00 PM Tonight

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The 2011 version of our Green Festival in SoMA doesn’t seem to be quite as big as the ones before our current Great Recession, but it’s still awfully big, as you can see. And quite popular as well, of course…

This is just one part of one part of this weekend’s GF:

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And for some reason, the Ford Motor Company is all over the place – you won’t be able to miss it.

All the deets

OMG, It’s Time Once Again for the San Francisco Green Festival, April 9-10, 2011 – Get Your Tickets Now

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Or not, it probably doesn’t matter all that much.

Save the date, is what I’m saying…

Anyway, this is what just a part of a part of the San Francisco Green Festival looks like:

Date: April 9 – 10

Location: Concourse Exhibition Center

Event Description: Green Festival inspires and promotes the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, communities and businesses. Speakers include: Amy Goodman, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Sylvia Mendez, Zakiya Harris, Ahmed Rahim, Beth Greer, Zhena Muzyka and others. Visit for more information.

Price: $10-$25

Ticket Link

When Locking Your Bike Up in San Francisco, Ignore the Z-Axis at Your Peril

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Here’s the thing – the lazy bike thieves of San Francisco almost never go after things that are secured with U-locks. Why? Because the hunting is too easy for stuff that’s not properly U-locked. As here, where a UCSF student has locked his (probably a he, based upon seat height) beautiful Trek aluminum mountain bike to three foot pole. This would work in Flatland, but not in San Francisco.

People, when will you learn?

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How Not to Lock Your Bicycle on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Now, locking your bike this way is better than nothing, and any would-be thief would have to awkwardly carry your ride to his bicycle processing van located several blocks away, but still…

Read up on the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s theft advice page if you’d like.

As seen outside the Green Festival:

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2008 Green Festival in San Francisco a Huge Success

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This past weekend’s Green Festival was well-attended, as per usual.

Check out what it looked like here over on the Pixel Vision. (Pixel Vision is new. It’s you.)

These volunteers had to scrutinize refuse with care – things can get complicated when you have three bins to choose from:

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See you next year!

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

Friday, November 14th, 2008

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.