Green Festival Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center September 16 to 18 - Learn to Live a Greener Life!

Green Festival®, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event, 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.

Green Festival Crowd Shot

Attendees at the Green Festival Expo can explore everything they need to live a healthier, more sustainable life. Expo-goers can enjoy sustainable fashion shows, hands-on demos, educational activities, and learn from inspirational speakers.

Living Green isn’t only for those who eat vegan, but can be for everyone.  Here are some great Vegan products you can enjoy (even if you don’t always live vegan) All of these products you will find at the Green Festival Expo this year:

  1. Honey Nail Glam (HNG) is an emerging new green beauty brand. HNG nail lacquers don’t contain harsh chemicals, are cruelty free, and last for up to 3 weeks without chipping! Not only do they have fantastic colors but they offer a clear basecoat (Honey Gel Top Coat) and signature sweet cuticle oil created with vitamin E, almond, safflower and essential aromatherapy oils that heal cuticles.

  2. Amara is the only baby food out there that locks the original nutrients and vitamins in through a unique drying technique - making it easy to carry and a perfect healthy wholesome food for your baby! Amara, using no additives, preservatives or emulsifiers - offers the cleanest, most nutritious baby food around.

  3. Nature’s Touch Body Care are natural and organic handmade products for babies and mamas, or someone in need of pampering including bath teas, healing balms, sugar scrubs, natural deodorant and face wash. All of the oils used are organic, raw, cold pressed, sustainable, amazing for your skin. They are also gentle and nourishing for those with delicate and sensitive skin.

  4. Wills Vegan Shoes is about getting the latest fashions at fair prices, while not hurting animals or people in the process. The entire range is free of animal products while workers are paid in accordance with European guideline es. Wills really is a PETA approved animal and human friendly company.

  5. Using a process similar to traditional dairy fermentation, Nutmilk Cheeses (from Punk Rawk Labs) are crafted by fermenting nut milks resulting in a smooth texture and authentic umami flavor. Unlike most alternative cheese products on the market, PRL cheese is made using simple and natural organic ingredients free of dairy, gluten and soy.

  6. BNLABS Vegan Protein is an ideal product that provides 27 grams of organic and natural plant based protein. Each serving is rich in naturally occurring BCAA’s and glutamine. Scientifically formulated with a highly tested blend of select raw materials, they’ve developed this product t to help athletes and fitness enthusiasts perform with confidence, always at their highest level.

Vegan recipes and food samples at Green Festival

 

Not only can you find these products and many other amazing products but there willl 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.

Fermentation Presentation

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.

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 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.

Please visit Green Festival Expo online for all the details and to get your tickets today!!

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).

 

*Images courtesty of Green Ferstivals

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