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The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Green Festival

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Chicago April 21-22 at McCormick Place, Lakeside

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive., Chicago

Third floor, Exhibit Hall D

We look forward to seeing you at the 1st Annual Chicago Green Festival – where there is something for everyone!

Come and celebrate what is working in our communities!

Learn how Chicago is a national leader in greening their city at the City Of Chicago Pavilion.
Enjoy inspiring and thoughtful films at the Green Film Festival.
Learn how-to green your home at the Green Building Pavilion.
Check out the local farmers at the FamilyFarmed Farmers Market.
Lots of fun events await your family at the Organic Valley Kids' Zone.
Visit with more than 300 green businesses – get your spring shopping done!

Speakers include: Amy Goodman – Jim Hightower - Greg Palast - Dennis Kucinich – Mayor Richard M. Daley – Frances Moore Lappe –Howard Lyman – Commissioner Sadhu Johnston - Bill McKibben – Riane Eisler – Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins- David Korten - Kevin Danaher - Alisa Gravitz - David Korten – John Perkins -- Van Jones - Paul Stamets and 100 other visionary leaders....

Special Attractions include:

Fair Trade Pavilion with hourly coffee and chocolate tastings

Yoga and Movement Classes for all ages and levels

Music Stage with local talent - Firelight Rising, The Giving Tree Band, Cynthia Lin, Tiger Moon and more

SustainLane E-Lounge

Hands-on workshops include:

Green Careers

Community and Social Investing

Greening Your Home & Office

Responsible Travel

Green Technology and Building

Home Brewing

Don't miss the following:

Kids' Zone

Organic Beer and Wine Garden

Organic Dining

Green Festival Bookstore

Power Foods Pavilion

Live Music Stage

Community Action Area

All at a nearly zero waste event!

Your all-inclusive admission is just $10.00 per day!

Save with our Special Membership FastPass for just $19-good for 2 adults and unlimited children under 18.

Sign up an a Green Fest Volunteer and get in FREE!

Register at

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