Silver Spring GreenFest

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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!



The Details:

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.

Picture of a speaker from Silver Spring GreenFest 2012. Photo by Marnie Brown Photography

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.

Featured Speaker: Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus. Followed by Local Solutions Panel with the National Environmental Education Foundation

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



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Click this image to download the official GreenFest flyer


Businesses on the Plaza (10 a.m. –  4 p.m.)

  • Green lawn & garden care
  • Carsharing
  • 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


 Presented by:

                                Silver Spring Green Logo                           Logo of the Department of Environmental Protection                       Logo of the Fenton Street Market                                                     

 Sponsored by:



Eco-Craft Builders Logo                         EvergreenProductionsBanner1                   mli

ImpactSSLogo                          WFM silver spring logo         cleancurrents




Photos Courtesy of Marnie Brown Photography