The Green Festival, America’s largest sustainability and green living event, will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, May 31 and June 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
At the event, participants will have the opportunity to listen to speaker address ways that helps to create more sustainable community. In the panel discussion “Creating Healthy, Sustainable & Livable Communities,” scheduled 3:30 p.m., May 31, the panel will share their successes and failures that they had in accelerating sustainability and greener living through their local initiatives. They will discuss the connections that green living has with community entrepreneurship.
Under business and technology, speakers will discuss the economy and how various companies are making the way to create a greener future with various types of technology emerging. The panel discussion, “A Greener Future: A Business Perspective,” will discuss how environment-friendly businesses are thriving in their industries.
There will also be interactive sessions where participants will learn about nutrition and how to develop a sustainable diet, including “Spring Clean your Cooking” by Deboleena Dutta, a session where practical tips will be shared on how to clear out the junk from your kitchen and cook more healthfully.
Many companies that promote a sustainable environment, including Busboys and Poets, Downtown D.C. BID and Benitez Collection, will be vendors at the festival.