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Published on January 22nd, 2009 | by Cassie Walker

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Go Green Expo Comes to LA

What started out as a single event in NYC last year, the Go Green Expo has bloomed into a 4-city extravaganza, kicking off at the LA Convention Center this weekend, January 23-25. In addition to over 200 booths of eco-friendly goods and services, the Expo features:

  • Interactive seminars and speeches
  • Film screenings
  • Eco-fashion show
  • Demonstrations & hands-on activities

Kicking off with a special free day for businesses only, Friday’s event features a keynote by the green movement’s svengali, Ed Begley, Jr at 3pm, followed by a screening of Sundance Film Festival winner “Fuel” at 5pm. After the screening, the film’s director Josh Tickell joins Peter Fonda, Mariel Hemingway, and Tony Tracy for a panel discussion. Though Friday is technically for businesses only, the keynote and screening are open to the public.

For the weekend, the focus shifts to consumers with Saturday panels on healthy living and sustainable investing. Josh Dorfman, best known for The Lazy Environmentalist, heads up an entertainment panel at 2pm dubbed, “Broadcasting the Green Message”, along with radio host Sherry Beal and Boise Thomas of Alter Eco. Sunday’s panels include greening your business, energy and conservation, and green building and design.

And then there’s the expo itself. From tee-shirts and lighting products to beverages and skin care, it’s all there. Additional events are slated for the coming months in  Philly, New York and Atlanta. I hope to see you there!






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About the Author

Cassie covers the events, businesses and people that are making things happen in the ever-growing Los Angeles green community. In the workaday world, Cassie runs Three Elements Consulting, applying the business acumen acquired through many grueling years in corporate America to green start-ups and non-profits. She is also the author of The Green Office Handbook, a comprehensive program for offices looking to go green - it can be found at TheSustainableOffice.com. Having grown up in Texas, Cassie credits her dad for her lifelong love of nature. After moving out west, Cassie received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she sits on the Alumni Board of Directors. She currently volunteers for several environmental organizations.



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