Green Festival Expo was the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States for over 15 years. It was originally founded by Global Exchange and Green America in an effort to find solutions to help make our lives socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Each year through the Green Festival, Global Exchange introduced tens of thousands of people to the future green economy. Eventually growing to cover five cities across the nation, these dynamic events brought 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 were able to see, hear, feel, smell and taste the future green, socially just economy.
Later on, Green Festival Expo began a partnership with the 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.