Boston GreenFest 2012

GreenFest starts at the end of the week! Check out the schedule below - and see ya there!


Thursday, August 16
12:00 pmOne Gallon ChallengeTM begins. Participants depart from Plymouth, MA and from Greenfield, MA on a 100 mile trek to Boston GreenFest at Boston City Hall Plaza.
3:30 pmOne Gallon ChallengeTM arrives. Participants complete the 100 mile-trek to Boston and arrive at GreenFest on Boston City Hall Plaza.
5:00-9:45 pmKick-Off Concert at Boston City Hall Plaza, starting with a Native American Drum & Dance Ceremony. Check the Performance Schedule. Choose from many eco-friendly world cuisines available on the Plaza at the Food Emporium and find a range of unique items at the EcoBazaar. Vaughn Anthony, John Legend's brother, will top off the night!
Friday, August 17
Noon-9:45pmThe Festival is in Full Gear! All areas are open: Main Exhibits, EcoArt Gallery, Stonyfield EcoKids, Metro Main Stage, EcoTerrace, EcoTent, GreenFilmFest sponsored by Chipotle, MassEnergy Family Stage, MIT FAB LAB, and more.
10 am-1 pmGreen Entrepreneur Small Business Forum in the EcoTent and the Piemonte Room. Pre-registration is advised since seating is limited to 200. If you are running a small business or thinking of starting one, this event is for you! From 10-11 am, opening session is in the EcoTent. Then move upstairs, inside Boston City Hall, to the Piemonte Room on the 5th floor to continue with workshops and networking.
11:00 am - NoonMassport's Forum: Transportation Tomorrow Today!  Transportation Forum in the EcoTent. Pre-registration is advised since seating is limited to 200. If you are involved in transportation planning or operations, or are interested in thinking creatively about the future of transit, please join us!
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmEcoForum: "Massachusetts' Environmental Vision - How will we achieve an environmentally sustainable economy?" Join this lunchtime discussion bringing together environmental, public health, political and green innovation perspectives" with

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Boston's Commissioner for Public Health
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, former CEO, Boston Power
Sean Bielat, Candidate for US Congress (for Barney Frank's seat)
Ben Manski, Representing Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party's Candidate for US President
EcoForum on the Metro Main Stage.
2:30 pm-3:00 pmMetro Boston GreenBest Award Ceremony in the EcoTent. Come find out what company is the exemplary green organization at our event this year!
Noon-9:45pmFestival day. Performances on the Metro Main Stage (North Stage) and EcoStage.
Noon-9:00pmExhibitors and all activities:EcoFashion Shop: come take a look at eco-friendly clothes, shoes, jewelry and makeup. You can even try things on!
EcoGallery: Fabulous eco-art on exhibit and for sale made by local eco-artists.
Visit the EcoTimeTrail

Speakers & Presentations
GreenFilmFest
sponsored by Chipotle and supported by Suffolk University
at Suffolk University Law School at 120 Tremont Street.
One Gallon ChallengeTM:  Come see the vehicles that drove 100 miles on 1 gallon of gasoline or equivalent. Talk to their inventors about details.
Stonyfield EcoKids Section will be jam-packed with fun activities. Family Stage with live performances.One Earth, RhymeZwell, Zoo New England, and more...EcoPoet DJ Seitu.Check out the Robots! Play with Try Out Toys
Performances on the EcoStage.
5:00-9:45pm"Play for the Planet" on Metro Main Stage (North Stage). Choose from many eco-friendly world cuisines available on the Plaza at the specialty Food Emporium and find a range of unique items at the EcoBazaar.
Saturday, August 18
11:00am-11:25 amBPS EcoPhoto Contest Award Ceremony - See the Winning Schools at the EcoTent. Come applaud the schools that have worked hard to help our children learn more about the environment and contribute to cleaning it up.
11:30am-12:30pmDISNEY Stars on our Stage!Talk about Green with Olivia Holt and Dylan Riley Snyder from Kickin' It on the Metro Main Stage (North Stage. Then come over to the EcoKids Section for a Meet and Greet with the Stars!
11:00am-8:00pmExhibitors and all activities:EcoFashion Shop: program of runway shows, yoga, beauty & fashion tips, healthy eating and more.
Eco-Gallery: Winners of the Boston Public Schools’ EcoPhoto Contest. Enjoy some amazing photographs!
Visit the EcoTimeTrail

Speakers & Presentations
GreenFilmFest
If you haven’t seen American MeatKoyaaanisqatsiPowaqqatsiGasland and other movies to be selected, plan to be at one of the viewings.
One Gallon ChallengeTM:  Come see the vehicles that drove 100 miles on 1 gallon of gasoline or its equivalent.  Talk to their inventors about details.
EcoKids’ Section will be jam-packed with fun activities. Two big inflatables – the Adrenaline Rush obstacle course for kids 6+ and Underwater Sea Adventure for kids ages 2-6. Family stage with live performances. Try Out ToysEcoPoet DJ SeituCheck out the Robots! Face painting. Hula hoops.
Performances on the GreenSouleStage
5:45pm-8:00pmConcert on Metro Main Stage (North Stage)Check the Performance Schedule. Choose from many eco-friendly world cuisines available on the Plaza at the specialty EcoCafé and find a range of unique items at the EcoBazaar.
Sunday, August 19
10 am - 5 pmThe Movement Festival is on the plaza. It will offer free dance and movement classes along with great performances. The EcoBazaar and the Food Emporium will be open.
5:00pmBoston GreenFest 2012 and The Movement Festival conclude. Until next year!