Green Festivals

Green Festival Expo is the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States.  It was founded by Global Exchange and Green America over thirteen years ago in an effort to find solutions to help make our lives socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Each year through Green Festival, Global Exchange introduces tens of thousands of people to the future green economy. Now in five cities across the nation, these dynamic events bring together inspirational leaders, social entrepreneurs and community members to celebrate and enjoy everything from green energy systems to Fair trade Certified products to organic food. Attendees are able to see, hear, feel, smell and taste the future green, socially just economy.

We’re excited to announce that in Green Festival Expo has partnered with German Company, Messe Stuttgart to continue to grow the movement for a greener, more sustainable economy.  Messe Stuttgart organizes similar events in Europe - such as “Fair Handeln,” which focuses on fair and responsible global trade, “Garden Outdoor Environment” and “Haus Holz Energie,” a large sustainable building and energy trade fair - attracting more than 80,000 visitors annually.
2015 events in will be held in New York City (April 24-26) already past, Washington DC (June 5-7) , Los Angeles (Sept 25-27), San Francisco (Nov. 13-15) and for for the first time in Portland, OR (Dec. 11-13)!
2016 Dates: New York City (Weekend of April 16th), Washington, DC (Weekend of May 7th), Los Angeles (Weekend of Oct. 22), San Francisco (Weekend of Nov. 12th), Portland (Weekend of Dec. 10th).

Entrance to Green Festivals remains free of charge for Global Exchange members – but you must register at with registration code, GXGF15.
Celebrate the 11th annual Green Festival Expo June fifth through the seventh at the DC Convention Center. Now 3 days long, shop for everything you need to live a more sustainable lifestyle with over 200 green brands! Taste vegan and vegetarian food and beverages. There is something for everyone to enjoy including educational and inspirational presentations from well-known chefs and sustainable fashion designers, test drives in the new electric BMW i3 and pet adoptions through the Green Festival Saves Lives Campaign. Green Festival Expo will even be run on clean energy through sponsorship with Arcadia Power. Ride your bike to the DC Green Festival, bring your helmet to the box office and receive free admission.