October 5th: From Awareness to Action for Sustainable Future
You’re invited to the 2nd Annual Silver Spring GreenFest! A fun, informative, inspiring community event featuring:
● Green businesses ● Nationally recognized speakers
● ”Local Solutions” panel discussions ● Healthy snacks and refreshments
● Fun green-themed activities for kids ● Local environmental organizations
● Hybrid and electric cars ● Live music and other entertainment
Dos sesiones informativas de Silver Spring GreenFest serán traducidas al español. ¡Aprenda más!
Date and Time:
Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Veterans Plaza & the Silver Spring Civic Building
Admission is Free and Open to All
Schedule of Events
Speakers and Panels Inside the Building Center (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Welcome and Introduction: 10 a.m.
County Executive Isiah Leggett
Climate Change Session: 10:15 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Betsy Taylor, President, Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions. Followed by Local Solutions Panel with Clean Currents, and energy efficiency experts.
Building a Culture of Community and Corporate Sustainability: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: John Mulrow, Transforming Cultures Project, Worldwatch Institute. Followed by Local Solutions Panel with Green America, Blessed Coffee and British Telecom.
Catan: Oil Springs Game Demonstration: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Using the board game Settlers of Catan®, players learn awareness of the effects of oil on the environment. Suitable for 10 years and up.
Nature’s Limits: 1:30 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Featured Speaker: David Blockstein, Senior Scientist, National Council for Science and the Environment; Steering Committee, Project Passenger Pigeon. Followed by Local Solutions Panel with Chesapeake Bay Trust and The Nature Conservancy.
Diversity and the Environment: 2:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
The Sustainable Food Imperative: 3:55 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Janet Ranganathan, Vice President, Science and Research, World Resources Institute. Followed by Local Solutions Panel with the Montgomery County Food Council.
Want to see the full Speaker program? See the complete schedule
Want to learn more about our speakers? Read All the GreenFest Speaker Biographies
Businesses on the Plaza (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Green lawn & garden care
- Green pet care
- Renewable energy
- Eco-friendly cleaning services
- Stormwater management
- Natural skin care
- Home & business energy efficiency
- Appliance & building materials
- Sustainable home & business design
- Materials re-use
Photos Courtesy of Marnie Brown Photography