Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Green Festival + free ticket giveaway!

Seattle Green FestivalI'm planning on attending the Green Festival this weekend, which just so happens to be coming to Seattle this year. It is the nation's largest green living event and is a two-day deal that features tons of great speakers (more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and educators), how-to workshops as well as more than 300 eco-friendly businesses.

I'll be meeting up with John de Graaf, author of Affluenza and filmmaker extraordinaire, on Saturday. On Sunday, I'm planning on going to the viewing of King Corn, which is followed by discussion with the filmmakers and local experts on food and agriculture.

The hard part will be planning what else I want to go to. Beyond that, the rest of the time I'll be drooling over representatives from supercool vendors and magazines. Did I mention that I get in free?

So, expect a whirlwind of reporting from me next week on the array of things I explore.

Anyone else planning on coming? If you are going to be there, let us all know which presentations you will be attending in case people want to meet up and be all friendly like. I'll be the one carrying around a Crunchy Chicken tote bag. If I can find the damn thing.

The first person who emails me after 12:00 p.m. PST Wednesday 4/9/08 gets a free admission ticket to the Seattle Green Fest.


Laura said...
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Laura said...

(Grrr, why doesn't blogger let you edit your comment or delete it entirely).
Ahem... as I was saying...
I'll be there too! :) I'm volunteering a few different shifts, so I get in fo' free. Sweet!

The Climate Soup Meetup group will also be meeting up Saturday morning. I'm going to hang with them.
I will say 'Hi' if I see ya. Gonna be a busy weekend! :D

Robj98168 said...
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Robj98168 said...

I agree with Laura on editing. I plan on being up there too. I paid for my tickets.So hope to see ya'll up there. If i am not to sore from getting beat with my paint stick

Jason C said...

I am going to the Green Festival in Chicago in May. I went last year and it was fantastic. I got really lucky this year and have secured passes to the Green Business Conference preceding the Green Fest and then we'll go to the expo on the weekend.

It's a really encouraging place to be.


Anonymous said...

Oh man! Why didn't I know about this earlier?! I'm only a couple hours away from Seattle, and would have LOVED to attend. Sigh!

Walking Green said...

I wish I could be going. I am going to be in Washington, DC this weekend, so I am looking for something. The University of MD is having a lecture on Friday about taking the college into the "green" age, or something like that. So I may wrangle up my sister in law and head off.

Also, she went to the Solar Village and photographed the entire thing and I think I am going to have her do a guest blog about that (and post really cool pics!)

Can't wait to hear about it.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, living here in the Northeast keeps me from attending the Green Festival. But please share, share, share and if anyone knows of anything on this side of the country please share that as well. Have fun Crunchy. Love the bag and if April wasn't a "no buy" month I might be inclined to purchase one! DebbieC

Anonymous said...

Gaia Girls author Lee Welles will be there. I think she is supposed to be in the Kid Zone. Her books are wonderful. If you get a chance to talk to her, please ask her when book 3 will be published.

--Jennifer K.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the offer! However-- since I'm not spending any money on non-food/gas/bills for the rest of the month, I'm going to stay away. I looked at the speaker agenda and didn't see topics that I was driven attend. Additionally, going would mean added gas and parking costs. I look forward to your reports on the event!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, don't yell at me, but I kinda (treading gingerly) did not enjoy greenfest in SF last year. Maybe my expectations were way too high. I thought it would be all inspiring, so it was a bit of a let down after wandering through yet another stall with knickknacks made from bamboo. Perhaps I just got up from the wrong side of the bed. That being said, setting low expectation may not be a bad thing...

Anonymous said...

Just don't get sucked into buying a bunch of crap just because it's "green." Oh, wait. You can't! This month is the Buy Nothing Challenge. Awesome. Because Green Festival can be very tempting. I had a better time at the SF Green Festival than CindyW did, but I do think I had lower expectations than she. I'm used to being disappointed at "green" events where they serve organic beverages in plastic cups or natural chips in plastic bags. So Green Fest pleasantly surprised me with all their efforts at composting and water refill stations and somewhat less packaging. Just don't buy more than food, and you'll be fine. Oh, and DO NOT take one of Planet Green's reusable bags. They are made of some kind of plastic that offgases so bad I actually mailed mine back to Discovery Channel!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Crunchy,

I love your blog and you inspire me and make me of course I want to donate to something so important to your family. But---ARGH!---tried and tried and can't get either paypal or my credit card to work. Will try again tomorrow.
:-) mcghol