Green Festival This Weekend!

Green Festival ChicagoCelebrate Green Festival’s 10th Anniversary at the Chicago Green Festival, May 14th-15th at McCormick Place Lakeside!

Green Festival inspires and promotes the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, communities and businesses. Green Festival’s interactive marketplace and learning environment provides solutions to help make healthier lives-socially, economically and environmentally.

Fun for the whole family! Festivities include presentations by more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and visionaries, informative how-to workshops, cutting-edge films, enriching kid’s activities, organic beer and wine, delicious organic vegan and vegetarian cuisine, diverse live music and an amazing marketplace of more than 300 green local and national businesses and organizations.

Chicago Green Festival features national and internationally renowned authors, leaders, visionaries and activists. Keynote speakers include Amy Goodman, John Perkins, Dr. Sharif Abdullah, Colin Beavan (No-impact Man), The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Dr. Devra Davis and Hunter Lovins.

Preview local, regional and national green businesses in the 2011 Exhibitor Directory.

The Navy Goes Green

The Harvard Business Review posted this blog post, “The Navy Strike on Energy Use, yesterday. It talks about the Navy’s efforts to get half of its energy from alternative sources. It lists the following points:

  1. Connect green to your core mission and strategy.
  2. Then connect green to cost savings.
  3. Set aggressive goals.
  4. Help your employees do their jobs. (example: using solar power instead of batteries makes jobs easier for troops)
  5. Ignore the naysayers.
  6. Use pilot programs.
  7. Use data to drive buy-in and execution.