Southern California neighborhoods support going green
Nov 4 2011 8:09AM
Los Angeles played host to the Green Festival and celebrities and neighbors alike came out to show their support. The two-day event has been around for nearly 10 years and is held in cities all over the country like Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
The project was started together by two non-profits, Green America and Global Exchange. Both say that each city brings its own unique experience and, despite going national, the non-profits try to keep the festivals a grassroots event.
The festival was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and offered the community of southern California solutions and advice on being green. Local products and services were showcased and over 200 vendors varying from jewelry and clothing to hybrid cars showed their support for going green.
Celebrities such as Izabella Miko and Hill Harper were in attendance. Miko was promoting her line of candles that also double as a skin moisturizer called EkoMiko.
The event was a family-friendly environment and the kid zone offered tons of activities including arts and crafts, puppet shows, magic shows and games. Children were encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and participate in learning about ways they could go green.