Green Business Seminars
Green Festival is a celebration of what’s working in our communities.
Make plans to join us at Green Festivals – have fun, engage, learn a lot and network!
This year's San Francisco Green Festival will be 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 upcoming changes in the neighborhood, we want to make our final year in this location our most successful!
Green Business Network members: Join us for FREE at Green Festival. But this year, we want you to bring your friends in with you, and everyone receives a complimentary weekend admission pass! Check in with your group at the Green America/Global Exchange desk. Bring your free ticket and your group along.
Celebrate a sustainable San Francisco November 9-10 and bring your friends and family to help us show our appreciation for a great 12 years at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center.
Interested in speaking?
Apply at the Green Festivals website. Apply to speak »
Interested in exhibiting?
Join 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! Go the the Green Festivals website »
The nation's largest and most diverse sustainability event is San Francisco's most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun. Join us for our 12th year at the Concourse Exhibition Center.
SF Green Festival is renowned for its rich and inspiring keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, visual installations and interactive fun. This year's festival features the Exhibitor Demo Area, where green businesses will tell their company's story, engage the audience to show their products at work, and gain valuable, direct customer feedback.
For last chance booths, visit the Green Festivals Exhibitor Page or call 828-333-9403 ext. 300.
Join us for featured programming from Green America. Get the inside perspective on new business innovations that pave the way for a greener future. Discover how the green economy has boomed over the past decade. Get the latest on GMOs, ethical sourcing, and innovative ways to collaborate.
Join us for Featured Sessions at the SF Green Festival:
The Big Green Opportunity: Discover the Secret Success Story of the Green Economy
Misha D. Clive, Communications & Marketing Manager, Green America's Green Business Network
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 | 2 PM
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)
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 | 11 AM
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 GuideAlisa Gravitz, President, Green America
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 | 1 PM
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
Jon Coleman (Ford Motor Company), Jeff Marcous (Dharma Merchant Services), Elizabeth Sturcken (Environmental Defense Fund), Denise Hamler (Green America)
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 | 2 PM
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)
SATURDAY, Nov. 9 | 1:30 PM
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)
SUNDAY, Nov. 10 | 2 PM
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 (Hylo.com)
SUNDAY, Nov. 10 | 3PM
Learn more about innovative models for collaboration, from crowdfunding to co-working spaces.