Friday, September 9, 2016

TransportiCA to Cover 6th Annual Los Angeles Green Festival (16-18 Sep)


Below is the official press release for the LA Green Festival.

LARGEST AND LONGEST-RUNNING SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN LIVING EXPO RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, SEPTEMBER 16-18


Green Festival® Expo Brings Environmentally Conscious Celebrities, Sustainable Living Experts, Green Business Entrepreneurs, Documentary Filmmakers, New Brands and Vegan/Vegetarian Foods to Los Angeles for 6th Annual Expo

LOS ANGELES  - August 12, 2016 – Green Festival®, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, announced that it will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center September 16-18. The three-day Expo in Los Angeles will feature thousands of products and services to celebrate green living in the local sustainability community, serving as the city’s most prominent vegan/vegetarian event for green brands and environmentally-friendly lifestyles.

“The Green Festival Expo continues to gain momentum in Los Angeles as new and exciting speakers and celebrities will join an array of brands, partners, and speakers to feature the latest in sustainability across the country,” said Dr. Corinna Basler, president of Green Festivals, Inc. “We are excited to expand the plant-based offerings at this year’s show and provide even more food options that are healthy for our attendees and that help to combat climate change,” she added.

Attendees at the Green Festival Expo can explore everything they need to live a healthier, more sustainable life, from the latest technology to the newest trends in plant-based diets, all-natural products to chemical-free household supplies and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian, non-GMO, organic and artisanal food and beverages. Expo-goers can enjoy sustainable fashion shows, hands-on demos, educational activities, and learn from inspirational speakers. This year’s Los Angeles Green Festival Expo features notable celebrities supporting the green movement. Actor and activist, Ed Begley Jr. will discuss energy efficiency in 2016, musician and author, Moby, will highlight the effect of animal agriculture on the environment, and actress Katie Cleary will host a unique Animal Defenders Panel.

There will be several pavilions and green-theme stages at this year’s Expo, such as the Agape ISC & Inspired Parenting Family Fun Pavilion with interactive educational activities for kids; the Valetta SuRae Fitness Pavilion featuring free classes on everything from Bokwa fitness, Lebert training and jujitsu to  African dancing and hula hooping; the Green Festival Pavilion and Lifestyle Pavilion highlighting green business entrepreneurs, community leaders and environmental experts; and, for the first time, there will be two Yoga pavilions: The Xanadu Life and Create/Yoga Pavilion and the Green Yoga Pavilion.

The Green Yoga Pavilion will offer a multitude of yoga styles including Veda Yoga, Goda Yoga, Acro Yoga and more from local studios, all weekend long. On Saturday, Radhanth Swami, one of the most well-known, and well attended Bhakti Yoga Practitioners, and the Russell Simmons-inspired Tantris Yoga Studio will both host yoga sessions in the Green Yoga Pavilion.

Attendees can also learn from Green Festival Sponsor, VegFund, on how to go and stay vegan, partake in vegan cooking demos with Spork Foods, and explore how they could enhance their everyday lives with healthier options.

Green Festival will screen multiple environmental documentary films at the Los Angeles festival. These films include:
·         Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret, this acclaimed documentary raises awareness of the harmful effects of one of the planet’s most destructive industries, animal agriculture. All donations for this screening will go back to Rowdy Girl Sanctuary and American Wild Horse Preservation;
·         Love Thy Nature, narrated by Liam Neeson, reveals how a renewed connection with nature is key not only to wellbeing, but also to solving environmental crises. Emmy-nominated director Sylvie Rokab will be on-site to discuss the film;
·         Speciesism focuses on the way animals are treated on factory farms across the United States. Director Mark Devries will host a screening and Q&A session to discuss his movie.

Some of the pioneering, expert presenters speaking at the Los Angeles Green Festival Expo include:
·         Ed Begley Jr., Actor & Activist at Green Wish
·         Moby, Musician & Author on Animal Agriculture and the Environment
·         Katie Cleary, Actress & Advocate for World Animal News
·         Radhanth Swami, Bhakti Yoga Practitioner, Activist & Author
·         Alison Eastwood, Actress and Animal Advocate at Eastwood Ranch Foundation
·         Charles Chen, Founder of Charles Chen TV
·         Clifton Roberts, U.S. Presidential Nominee for the Humane Party
·         Tamara Rubin, Executive Director of Lead Safe America
·         Pay It Forward Labs will host their ‘Expert DOJO’ mentoring sessions with leaders in the sustainable business industry, who either own/owned or have been high-level executives in multi-million dollar businesses. Expert DOJO business mentors will award one attendee with the Green Festival “Green Dream” award of $5,000 worth of services for the best green business idea.

This year, Green Festival will once again host the Green Festival Brand and Community Awards in Los Angeles, which will recognize an exhibitor and a local nonprofit working to create green solutions. The public are now invited to vote online at Greenfestivals.org for their favorite brand and nonprofit organization. Green Festival will also team up with Have a Heart Ranch and the Eastwood Ranch Foundation for the Green Festival-Saves-Lives Campaign. Attendees will have the opportunity to save lives by adopting homeless animals onsite throughout the weekend.

The 2016 Green Festival Expo will be held in the Los Angeles Convention Center located at 1201 S Figueroa Street. Doors open on Friday, September 16, and the show will run through Sunday. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the show. Youth aged 16 and under are granted free admission. Discounts are offered for metro riders, seniors and active military/veterans. All day on Friday, students from Los Angeles-area schools or universities will receive free admission and their entrance is discounted throughout the rest of the weekend. Cyclists who ride their bike to the expo will also have free admission to the show. All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, workshops, speakers and films.

Green Festival Los Angeles sponsors include BankPurely, Billions in Change, Hidow, Kombucha Brewers International-Kombucha Village, LaCroix, prAna, Stromer, VegFund, The Gentle Barn and Water Gallery. Additionally, Green Festival’s national and local partners are A.U.M. Films and the film Cowspiracy, Forum for the Future, Global Footprint Network, Earth Rights Institute, The Humane Party, American Wild Horse Preservation, HappyCow, Organic Spa Magazine, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Experience Life Magazine, Sierra Club, Epoch Times and NTDTV, Expert DOJO, Food & Water Watch, The Xanadu Life, LA County Registrar/Recorder, Womens Radio / W.O.M.E.N., Primal Yoga, Yoga Psychology, Red Diamond Yoga, Omkar 108, Veda Yoga, Goda Yoga, Tantris Yoga, Yogalution, Acro Yoga, Carbon Credit Capital, The Organic & Non-GMO Report, Rowdy Girl Sanctuary, The documentary film, Love Thy Nature and the film Speciesism, Bhakti Fest West, LA Yoga Magazine, International Eco Tourism Society, World Animal News, Lead Safe America Foundation, Nature’s Channel FM, Los Angeles County Government, Spork Foods, Rodale’s Organic Life, Los Angeles Times, Green Business Networking, Green Child Magazine, Grist, Agape International Spiritual Center, Have a Heart Ranch Rescue Foundation, Eastwood Ranch Foundation, Share International Magazine, Green Divas Radio, Green America, KPFK Radio 90.7 FM, Awakening Hearts, World Progress Now, Inspired Parenting, Momentum Magazine, Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, Bee Divine Wine, Create Yoga, Global Exchange, UpOut, Green Schools Alliance, Republic of Change and Valetta SuRae Fitness.

In addition to the Los Angeles Expo, this year Green Festival took place in New York City (April 15-17), Washington, D.C. (May 6-8) and will continue onto San Francisco (November 11-13) and Portland (December 9-11).

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About Green Festivals
Green Festivals, Inc. organizes Green Festival®, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products, services and programs, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green. Based in Asheville, N.C., the organization produces Green Festival events in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland. Learn more at www.greenfestivals.org, and follow Green Festival on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @GreenFestival.

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