Green Business Seminars


Green Festival is a celebration of what’s working in our communities.

Make plans to join us for Green Business Seminars at Green Festivals – have fun, engage, learn a lot and network!

Spring Shows

Fall Shows

New York City

Apr. 26-27, 2014
Earth Day Weekend!

Los Angeles

Sept. 12-14, 2014

Washington, DC

May 31-June 1, 2014


Oct. 24-26, 2014

10th Anniversary!

San Francisco

Nov. 14-16, 2014

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Highlights From 2013

Last year's San Francisco Green Festival was the best in its 12 year history, with over 350 of the country's premier green businesses and organizations under one roof. The San Francisco Concourse has been our beloved home for the past 12 years, and with the changes in the neighborhood, we made our final year in this location our most successful!

San Francisco Green Festival, Nov. 9-10SF Preview Guide, 2013

Tens of thousands joined us at the San Francisco Green Festival, Nov. 9-10 for the green marketplace, visionary keynotes, workshops, inspiring green economy updates, eco fashion, good food, and fun! The nation's largest and most diverse sustainability event was San Francisco's most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun. Go to the Green Festivals website »

SF Green Festival was renowned for its rich and inspiring keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, visual installations and interactive fun. This year's festival featured the Exhibitor Demo Area, where green businesses shared their company's story, engaged the audience to show their products at work, and gained valuable, direct customer feedback.

Featured programming from Green America offered the inside perspective on new business innovations that pave the way for a greener future, on how the green economy has boomed over the past decade and the latest on GMOs, ethical sourcing, and innovative ways to collaborate.


Featured Sessions at the 2013 SF Green Festival:

The Big Green Opportunity: Discover the Secret Success Story of the Green Economy

misha-2012-photo-150Misha D. Clive, Communications & Marketing Manager, Green America's Green Business Network

What's the secret green success story behind the economic downturn? Find out how small businesses and conscious consumers are transforming the way America does business. Whether it's organic food, green building, hybrids, or Fair Trade, GREEN is IN. The findings of our groundbreaking study will help you shift to green, face business challenges, or launch a new green business.



Do You Wear FAIR?


Elizabeth O'Connell (Green America)

Since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh this April, consumers and businesses alike have been faced with the question of how to ensure their products are made responsibly. Come learn from three Green Business Network members about their own sourcing decisions, and how you as a consumer can support more ethical production processes.




Inside GMOs: A Survivor’s Guide

alisa150Alisa Gravitz, President, Green America

Large agribusiness and chemical companies oppose our right to know when foods have GMOs. These same companies put GMOs on the market without adequate testing – turning us all into lab rats. Hear from experts on how you can influence the country’s largest food companies to get GMOs out of our food chain and learn more about state-wide labeling initiatives.


A Greener Future: An Industry Perspective

jeff-marcous-150Jon Coleman (Ford Motor Company), Jeff Marcous (Dharma Merchant Services), Elizabeth Sturcken (Environmental Defense Fund), Denise Hamler (Green America)

Green technology is more than solar panels and turbines- learn how various industries are paving the way to a greener future with emerging, innovating technologies that address both economic realities and environmental commitments.




The Future of Green Media

Raphael Sbarge (Actor in Once Upon a Time and founder of Green Wish), Xav Dubois (founder and CEO of Evox Television)

Noted environmentalist Raphael Sbarge and Xav Dubois discuss their new partnership, the future of media and "getting out the message" via new media. Learn how green media, like Evox Television, is leading the way to a vision of programming that speaks to healthy living and sustainable ideas.

Ford Motor Company: The Future of Personal Mobility

Jon Coleman (Ford Motor Company)

Ford Motor Company will talk about its current and future electrified vehicle fleet, how organically-based sustainable materials are being incorporated into Ford vehicles and how Ford is looking to the future of personal mobility in a world facing the limits of growth.


Sourcing the Crowd: Collaborative Models for Working, Funding & Sharing

Moderator: Lisa Chacon (Impact HUB Oakland), Mike Zukerman (Freespace), Edward West (

Learn more about innovative models for collaboration, from crowdfunding to co-working spaces.