I hope you'll join us at the first ever NYC Green Fest & spread the word! Our brand-new worker-owned cooperative "Concrete Green" will be featured Saturday at 3pm with a DIY Green Infrastructure workshop where you can learn to capture rain water, compost in your kitchen, and understand how solar power can heat your water or supplement your energy! (Like the idea? You can donate online here: https://ioby.org/project/concrete-green
If you want tickets for yourself or your members, you can pick them up at the Bronx Green Jobs Roundtable on Thursday, April 19 from 3-5. hosted by Goodwill at 369 East 148th Street, Bronx, NY 10455, Room 117. Nearby Transportation: Buses: 2, 4, 15, 55, 19. Trains; 2/5 3rd Avenue 149th Street station.
Other Bronx folks repping hard:
The Osborne Association will have a booth featuring social enterprises launched by formerly-incarcerated graduates of their Green Career Center: Vertical Home Gardens, Karma Builders, and FarmCity Revival
Plus on stage...
Saturday 11am: Steve Ritz(Walton HS) & Students Demo Salad & Juices made from Edible Walls! (Good Food Stage)
Saturday 1pm: Taleigh (NWBCCC) facilitates panel on Residential Energy Efficiency & Retrofits, featuring Cynthia Ngombe (SSBX) and others (Green Economy Stage A)
Saturday 2pm: Tanya Fields(Blk Projek): Fab Food on a Food Stamp Budget (Good Food Stage)
Saturday 2pm: Jameelah Muhammad (BCC)& John Valverde (Osborne) are featured on a panel on Green Training & Certifications (Green Economy Stage A)
Saturday 3pm: Kate Shackford (BOEDC) featured on a Commercial Energy Efficiency & Retrofits Panel (Green Economy Stage A)
Saturday 3pm: Taleigh Smith & Andre Rivera (Concrete Green) & Marlon Castro (Pyropeg) demonstrate DIY Green Infrastructure (Stage C)
Saturday 4pm: Yorman Nunez featured on How CBOs & Faith Based Orgs can lead in the Green Economy (Green Economy Stage A)
Sunday 12pm: Steve Ritz (Bronx Green Machine) featured on Career Opportunities in Green Energy & Clean Tech Panel (Green Economy Stage A)
Sunday 1pm: Tanya Fields (Blk Projek) facilitates panel on Strategies for Going Green & Creating Sustainable Communities, featuring Dwaine Lee (Horticultural Society) & Taleigh Smith (Bronx Green Jobs Roundtable) (Green Economy Stage A)
Sunday 2pm: Omar Freilla (GWC) featured on the "Entrepreneurial Generation & Independent Business Opportunities panel (Green Economy Stage A)
Sunday 3pm: Cynthia Ngombe (SSBX) featured on Residential Retrofits & Energy Efficiency panel (Green Economy Stage A)
Sunday 3pm: Omar Freilla (GWC) & the 2012 Coop Academy participants including Karen Lopez, Ana del Rocio, Mario Casanovas, Elisabeth Ortega, Andre Rivera, Taleigh Smith present "Building a Green Economy through Cooperatives (Stage C)
At Green Festival, Celebrate Solutions in our Communities!
Party with a Purpose this Earth Day Weekend - See you there?
See you at the Green Festival – our first New York City event – Celebrate Earth Day with us!
Green Festival is about you, your family, your community and our planet. Here’s what you’ll find:
- Find out about the dangers of fracking on NY eco-systems and your own health
- See how NYC students are greening their schools!
- Take a bike tour and discover the Old Croton Aqueduct and how it delivers 40 million gallons of clean drinking water daily!
- Vote for your favorite local nonprofit to get the Ford Community Green Grant!
- Learn how to invest in local food, farms and rebuild our local economy.
- Take home tips to urban garden in your NYC abode.
- Test drive the brand new FORD 2013 Focus Electric.
- Discuss means of local currency – the future of money in NYC.
- Tune in to growing NY green trends with Concrete Green: roof top gardens, solar panels, edible walls and rain gardens – showing us how to restore our urban ecosystems.
- Detoxify your home and school to keep your children safe and healthy.
- Discover local green jobs in NYC.
- Eat healthy on a budget - local chefs show us easy ways to make healthy food using local ingredients
- Sample and shop with the greenest businesses in your neighborhood.
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Become a Green Festival Fan and get your Green Festival goodies - t-shirts, eco-tote bags, Green Festival Bucks and more. Buy your Fan Pass Now!
Last Chance to Apply for a $5,000 Green Grant – Deadline is April 13th
Ford Motor Company is partnering with Green Festival for the second year and will be awarding another $5,000 Community Green Grant at each of this year’s festivals. Ford and Green Festival are looking for new, innovative and forward-thinking ideas for this year’s Community Green Grants. Check out last year's winners and submit your project idea.
Enter For the Chance to Win a Brand New Bike from Repax!
Repax provides a smarter way to move by delivering sustainable packing and moving supplies. Repax also promotes a smarter way to commute with a bike giveaway at Green Festival!
Here's to Volunteers!
Green Festival is made possible by the enthusiasm of the wonderful NYC Host Committee
The roots of Green Festival grow through the support of local nonprofit allies
. Check out these wonderful organizations and find out how you can "pay it forward to get it back" in your community!
Be part of the magic at Green Festival – Meet new friends, complete service hours, do your part Earth Day weekend, and get FREE admission and a Green Festival commemorative t-shirt. Sign up to volunteer!
Thank you for making our communities better every day!
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