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Annual Green Festival Coming to Navy Pier

Green Festival, the nation’s largest environmental consumer event, returns to Chicago on Saturday, May 5 from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature leaders in the social justice and environmental community; an organic beer, mead and wine pavilion as well as a dedicated kids’ area for learning about easy and fun ways to incorporate green at a young age.

This year’s speaker line-up includes Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Van Jones, Karyn Calabrese and Jeffrey Smith. A unique marketplace of more than 350 eco-friendly businesses will feature the latest in sustainable products and services. Green Festival is the only national sustainability event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to social justice, sustainability and ecological balance using co-producer, Green America’s green business standards.

Cost: See website for pricing. Location: Navy Pier, Hall A, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago. For more information, visit