Green Festival News – March/April

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Dear Friends,

Happy Earth Day (April 22)! If you have friends in the New York area, please let them know about our New York City Green Festival, April 21 & 22, and ourBusiness to Business (B2B) Green Trade Wholesale Buyers Day, April 19. We’re also returning to Chicagothe weekend of May 18-19.

March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day takes place March 8. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the women and girls in your life.

For the earth,
Laurie Kaufman
Green Festival Regional Director
Los Angeles

PS – Save the date for the 3rd annual Los Angeles Green Festival October 19-20!

Hot City Cool Roofs

Hot City, Cool Roofs Conference

On Friday, March 8 Climate Solutions for Los Angeles hosts a conference bringing together cool roof experts, innovators, policymakers & local leaders. Come learn about emerging Cool Roof technology and how it can help Los Angeles survive & thrive in a changing climate. Speakers include: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Kurt Shickman, Executive Director, Global Cool Cities Alliance; Cara Horowitz, Executive Director, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law; Dr. Larry Kalkstein, Director, Synoptic Climatology Lab, University of Miami; Juan Carlos P.E., Founder, White Roof Project; Jorge Partida, Executive Director, USGBC-LA. Los Angeles City Hall, Deaton Auditorium, 100 West First Street, Los Angeles CA 90012. Friday, March 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

SPILL: Images from the Gulf

SPILL with Greenpeace, March 9 & 10

Join Greenpeace, Saturday, March 9, for an opening reception of SPILL: Images from the Gulf by award-winning photographer Daniel Beltra. On Sunday, March 10 Greenpeace will host a special 2:00 pm discussion to further explore SPILL and the dynamic intersection between images, fossil fuels, and activism. Admission to the March 9, 6:30 to 9:30 pm reception is $10 and all proceeds benefit Greenpeace. Live music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary valet parking are included. G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice.

Earth Night with LA Green Drinks

Earth Night with LA Green Drinks April 18

Join us at the 6th annual Los Angeles Green Drinks Earth Night! A festive evening celebrating art and the environment. Connect with the L.A. environmental community over organic sips and bites. Presented in association with Arts:Earth Partnership. Thursday, April 18, 7-10 pm. G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 90291.
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LABC Sustainability Summit

Sustainability Summit with Gov. Brown, April 19

Governor Jerry Brown kicks of the 7th Annual Los Angeles Business Council’s Sustainability Summit. This year’s key topics include clean energy investment, innovation and implementation. Speakers include L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, State Senator Kevin de León, and White House Council Chairperson on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley. Friday, April 19, 7:30 am-2 pm, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, 90049. $135.00 Nonprofit/Student/Government Rate, $250.00 LABC Member Rate, $300.00 General Admission.

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Green America Clean Energy Victory Bonds

Earth Day in LA
Celebrate Earth Day!
Check out some of these fun events in the L.A. area:
Oxnard Earth Day, April 6
CA State Parks Earth Day Restoration & Clean Up, April 13
Beverly Hills Earth Day, April 14
Topanga Earth Day, April 20 and 21
Star Eco Campus Earth Day(Culver City), April 21

LA Environmental Education Fair, March 9th
LA Environmental Education Fair, March 9th
Featuring music, community art stations, storytelling, live animals, educational animal exhibits, workshops, and delicious food. Workshops include Smart Gardening/Composting, Moss Painting Mural, and an Environmental Service Learning Professional Development Workshop with Teacher Giveaways. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007.

Whole Foods 5% Day to benefit FOLAR
Whole Foods 5% Days Benefits FOLAR – April 3rd
Whole Foods Market will generously support Friends of the LA River this April 3 by donating 5% of their net profit from five local stores to sponsor the 24th “La Gran Limpieza: The Great LA River CleanUp!” Locations include Sherman Oaks, 3rd & Fairfax, Glendale, and Pasadena.
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Pasadena - Fair Trade City
Pasadena – a Fair Trade City!
With unanimous support from the Pasadena City Council, Mayor Bill Bogaard, and the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pasadena joined 1,500 municipalities around the world to become a Fair Trade City as part of the Fair Trade Towns campaign.
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