The Go Green Expo claims to be the "nation's largest eco-friendly trade and consumer lifestyle showcase." It's an event for both businesses and people interested in going green, and it will take place March 19-21 at New York City's Pier 92. The Daily Green will be there, and you should be too. Here are just a few reasons to think about attending:
1. Big names
Green celebrities Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Matthew Modine will be there, discussing green activism.
2. Expert Panels
The Daily Green's senior editor, Dan Shapley, will moderate a panel discussion on Sunday March 21 at 2 p.m. titled "State of My Environment." Learn what representatives of local, national and international environmental groups and media (Riverkeeper, the Pew Environment Group, Rainforest Alliance and Ecorazzi) think individuals can do to protect the environment in real ways. This is one of many informative speaking events planned. Others will cover topics including greening your business, eco-entrepreneurship, greening your home and sustainable design.
More than 200 exhibitors will be displaying eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products that can help you to lead a clean, healthy & low-carbon lifestyle. Exhibitors include The Home Depot, which will showcase the array of Eco-Options available in its stores; automakers Volkswagen and General Motors; earth-friendly paper goods company Marcal; eco-responsible dental care company Aquafree, sustainable printers Print Responsibly and Linda Loudermilks eco-fashion line.
4. It's Not Everywhere
The Los Angeles show has already passed. If you don't live in New York, look for the upcoming Philadelphia Go Green Expo in April, and the Atlanta show in May.
5. You can Grow Your Business
The weekends starts with a business-to-business event Friday, March 19 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. that is complimentary for trade professionals, corporate buyers and the press (bring your business card), and the opportunities for green entrepreneurs abound. Some notable industry leaders that will participate include Watershed Program Director Craig Michaels, Senior V.P. Worldwide of Rainforest Alliance Ana Paula Tavares, eco-business leader David Kistner of Green Apple Cleaners and founder/CEO of Go Green Expo, Bradford Rand. The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority will host a panel discussion about Workforce Development Initiatives, Green Jobs Green New York, Green Multifamily Buildings and Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. Other topics will include Success Stories of Eco-Entrepreneurs, Creating an Eco-Logical Home, Younger Generations Going Green, The State of Our Environment, and Eco-Fashion and Lifestyle.
6. Two for One
Tickets also provide complimentary access to the Architectural Digest Home Show, located in the same facility.
7. You Can Get 60% Off
Purchase a $10 ticket (regular price: $25) online in advance using the promo code THEDAILYGREEN.
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