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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission if you bring 4 cans of food, or a rainbow grocery receipt

Concourse Exhibition Center | 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA

This festival dedicated to sustainable progress has been going strong for a decade now, backed by a shifting American mindset, especially in progressive SF. This year’s Green Festival features presentations by over 125 authors, inventors, politicians, innovators and visionaries.

Besides that there’s workshops, films, kids activities, organic beer & wine, vegan & vegetarian cuisine, live music and a green marketplace of local and national eco-friendly goods.

2011 Green Festival San Francisco
Saturday, April 9, 2011 (11a-7p)
Sunday, April 10, 2011 (10a-6p)
– Concourse Exhibition Center, SoMa

Admission: Tickets are $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass for advance tickets ($15/$25 at the door)

How to get FREE Admission:
There’s four ways to get free admission to the festival

  1. Bring 4 cans of food for the SF Foodbank, or
  2. Shop at Rainbow Grocery and bring your receipt; or
  3. Visit your local Ford dealership to gain free admission; or
  4. you can volunteer with a local non-profit to get free tickets.

Saturday Highlights

  • 10:30am – Guillermo Vasquez and the Indigenous Permaculture Program Opening by Indigenous Peoples – Main Stage
  • 10:30am – Alexis Baden-Mayer and Deborah Koons Garcia, “Millions Against Monsanto Anti-GMO Strategy Session” – Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion
  • 11:00am – Zoe Weil, co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education, “The World Becomes What You Teach” – Main Stage
  • 11:00am – Matthew Stein, “When Disaster Strikes: What You Need to Know, Do and Have on Hand” – Mother Earth News Pavilion
  • 12:00pm – Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” – Main Stage
  • 12:30 pm – Ross Mirkarimi, SF Supervisor, “From the Sidelines to Center Stage, Climate Change, Peak Oil & Clean Energy Now” – Community Action Pavilion
  • 1:30pm – Zakiya Harris, Pandora Thomas, Ashara Ekundayo, “SANKOFA – Reconnecting People of Color to the Earth and Inspiring Community Transformation – Community Action Pavilion
  • 1:30pm – Tree Frog Treks Rockin’ Reptiles – Green Kids Zone
  • 2:00pm – Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation environmental correspondent and author, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth”- Main Stage
  • 3:00pm – Eco-preneur Showcase: Profiling the Greenest and Most Innovative Businesses in the Region – Green Business Pavilion
  • 3:30pm – Dr. Sharif Abdullah, author and advocate, “12 Global Solutions: A Visionary Blueprint for Our Turbulent Times”- Main Stage
  • 4:30pm – Sushma Bhatia, SF Supervisor David Chiu, Uyen Nguyen, Stacy Malkan, Julia Liou and Don Kim, “Beauty Tip Number One: Go Non-Toxic!” – Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion
  • 5:30pm – One-Eyed Rhyno – 2010 Jammies Winners, Eco-conscious youth band – Main Stage

Sunday Highlights

  • 12:00pm – Amy Goodman, award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now!, “Democracy Now!” – Main Stage
  • 1:00pm – John Perkins, former Economic Hit Man, “2012 Prophecy: Radical Global Change” – Main Stage
  • 1:30pm – Tree Frog Treks Rockin’ Reptiles – Green Kids Zone
  • 2:00pm – Sylvia Mendez & Sandra Robbie, “And Nobody Died Here – Mendez v. Westminster” – Main Stage
  • 2:30pm – John Viera, “Ford’s Environmental Sustainability Efforts- A Holistic Approach – Green Building and Renewable Energy Pavilion
  • 3:00pm – Dr. Alan Greene, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and author, “Surprising Ways That Today’s Food Choices Affect Our Future” – Main Stage
  • 4:00pm – Adarsha Shivakumar & Ambessa Cantave, “Alliance for Climate Education: Hot Planet/Cool Solutions” – Main Stage
  • 4:00pm – Joshua Levine, Susan Frank and Katherine Michonski, “The Green Chamber of Commerce Presents: Green Policy in California and It’s Affects on Local Business” – Green Business Pavilion
  • 4:30 pm – Jessica Prentice – “The Community Supported Kitchen (CSK)” – Mother Earth News Pavilion

Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*Free admission if you bring 4 cans of food, or a rainbow grocery receipt


Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Venue: Concourse Exhibition Center
Address: 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA
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