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Greenfest Philly Returns This Sunday 9/7 with Live Music, 100+ Exhibitors + Test Drive the BWM i3

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Clean Air Council’s 9th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to Headhouse Square (2nd and South Streets) this Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tri-state region’s largest environmental festival is bigger than ever with live music, free demos, an outdoor beer garden, organic food and drinks, handmade and green shopping, MOM’s Organic Market Kids’ Corner, a twenty-five foot rock wall, and even edible bugs.

Admission is free. Festival “Green Cards” are also on sale at for $30 that includes food and drink discounts, a free t-shirt, and eco-friendly swag. For more information, visit the website, call 215-567-4004, and follow @greenfestphilly on Twitter.



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** Take a spin the 2014 World Green Car of the Year! BMW will be offering test drives of the all new electric BMW i3. With its sustainable design and undeniable BMW agility, here’s an EV that’s bound to change the way you think about driving. Using extremely strong yet lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) as its foundation, this vehicle is as innovative as the technology and renewable materials it’s built with. From this point onward, the world will follow in your tread marks— the ones you’ll leave with up to 170 hp and 0—60mph in approximately 7 seconds. For more information, visit:

* Shop for eco-friendly fashion, beauty, and home goods. Purchase one of a kind handmade art and crafts from eco-artisans. Shop for farm fresh produce at Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market, featuring dozens of vendors featuring fruit, veggies, artisanal cheese, baked goods, chocolates and more.
* In the Greenfest Philly spirit, Earth Jam 2014 features four of the most exciting emerging bands Philly has to offer. Music runs 11:00am to 3:30pm. Bands this year include West Philadelphia Orchestra, Ron Gallo,  Pine Barons and No Stranger.

* Enjoy a tasty surprise as you sample edible bugs including crickets on crackers and chocolate brownies made with flour made from ground bugs. Sample delicious, healthy, local and organic food from popular food trucks and local eateries. Victory Brewing Company will be providing the beer for the Greenfest Philly Sustainably Brewed Beer Garden.

* Win exciting prizes like a Trek bike from Philadelphia Insurance Companies to make commuting greener AND more fun.

* Become educated and take action on critical environmental issues from leading advocacy groups.

* Leave your ‘wheels’ with the complimentary bike valet courtesy of Philadelphia Insurance Companies.* Clean out your closets and bring your clothing, accessories, toys, books and more to the Philly Swap at Greenfest Philly.  Bring gently used clothing, toys and books for free entry into the swap area, or make a $5 donation (includes a free Philly Swap bag). Upon entry in the swap, you are free to roam and take what you’d like.

* Enjoy a rest and recharge station with refurbished chairs and furniture, free iced tea, coffee and solar powered chargers.

* Pamper yourself with chair massage and natural organic treatments from Eviama Life Green Spa and Boutique, the region’s green designed and operated all natural spa in the city.


* Kids and parents are welcome to stop by MOM’s Organic Market’s booth for free samples and healthy snacks. Kids can also pick up their FREE Greenfest t-shirts (free to the first 200 children).

* Kids Play with Clay from 10:00am to 2:00pm – The Clay Studio will be hosting a group-sculpt in the MOM’s Organic Market Kids’ Corner. Kids will be invited to sculpt small objects with traditional clay materials and put them together, creating a large group sculpture.

* Frisbee Spin Art from 10:00am to 4:00pm – Always a Greenfest favorite, Tall Pines Day Camp will be helping kids to create colorful and exciting spin art on Frisbees.

* Kid’s Yoga, time TBA – Yoga Garden will be leading a yoga class just for kids! Creative thinking, flexibility, better health, inner focus, greater concentration, improved social skills and physical strength are just some of the benefits of yoga for kids. Through interactive games and exercises, kids learn yoga postures, breathing techniques and lots more! And it’s all just plain fun!

* Rock Climb from 10:00am to 4:00pm – Kids and adults can catch climbing fever and try their hand at scaling a 25 foot rock wall.


* Advocacy Organizations

American Vegan Society
Clean Air Council
Clean Water Action
Eastern Service Workers
Eco-Justice Working Group
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Food & Water Watch
Mobilization for Animals, PA
Peace Advocacy Network
Penn Environment
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Peoples Climate March
Protecting Our Waters
Sierra Club
The Humane League
The Vegetarian Resource Group

* City Department or Utility

Air Management Services
Philadelphia Recycling Rewards
Philadelphia Water Department
Waste Management

* Clothing and Accessories

Greene Street
Greene Street Kids
MECO Designs Jewelry
Philly Aids Thrift
Steel Core
The Hausler Collection

* Eco-Artisans

Urban Work Textiles
100% Cool
Book Grrl
CG ReJewelry
Salvaged & Stoned

* Energy

Urban Work Textiles
100% Cool
Book Grrl
CG ReJewelry
Salvaged & Stoned

* Food

ACME Markets (Romyco)
Anita’s Guacamole
Bonjour Creperie
Cobblestone Krautery
EDIBL at Richard Stockton College
Fair Trade PHL
Farm Truck Philly
Joe Coffee (Rest & Recharge)
Kung Fu Hoagies
Lafiya Foods
Lil Pop Shop
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Local 215
Runa LLC
Soom Foods, LLC
The Twisted Tail
Victory Brewing Co

* Door to Door Organics

Green Businesses
CityCoHo / Philly Nexus
Community Recycling
Glad Dogs Nation
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Philadelphia Insurance Co’s
SBN (Sustainable Business Network)
The Resource Exchange

* Green Innovators

Cnuk EZ Industries
Cycle Philly
Milkcrate Philly
Philadelphia Bike Share
The GREEN program

* Health and Beauty

Eviama Life Green Spa & Boutique
Soapbox Holistics
Strawberry Moon Plant-Based Gifts
The Yoga Garden
Yoga Living

* Home and Garden

ACRE Replacement Windows
Aqua Reale
Babylon Gardens
Bath Fitter
Bennett Compost
Blue Conservations
Bob Deane Pottery
Bog Berry / Emberhandcraft
Gen3 Electricity
Greenology Organic Living, LLC
Living Fresh Collection
Post Brothers Apartments
Tintco Window Tinting

* Kids

Duck Duck Goose
Happy Family
Philly Kids Gym
Tall Pines Day Camp
Mom’s Organic Market

* Learning and Education

Community Outreach and Engagement Core – Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology
Drexel Smart House
Hazon / Jewish Farm School
The Clay Studio
The Franklin Institute

* Media and Partners

Aversa PR
CBS Radio
Grid Magazine / Red Flag Media
South Street Headhouse District
WHYY, Inc NewsWorks

* Transportation

Enterprise Car Share
BMW Hybrids


Clean Air Council has partnered with SCA, one of Philadelphia’s most sustainable companies, to highlight new and innovative ideas in Philadelphia.  Since 2011, the Green Innovators Program has served as a springboard for sustainable projects that have developed into viable businesses and programs in Philadelphia. Look for the following nominees at Greenfest Philly. At the end of the day (3:30pm), an award will be given to the nominee with the most online voters, as well as the most in-person votes.

* Bike Share Philadelphia

In the spring of 2015 Philadelphia will join other leading cities, including Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris, in launching a bike sharing system. Bike sharing will be an affordable, healthy, safe, environmentally sustainable addition to Philadelphia’s transportation options.

* Biome

Cleaner air is within reach. That’s because Biome Living Wall cleans the air you breathe, with nature. It’s the greenest, cleanest, air you can breath- without a weekend trip to the mountains.

* Climate Tracker

Climate Tracker democratizes the collection of climate and pollution data and make that available, in real time, to researchers and app developers so that people can control their exposure to pollution and researchers can have access to unprecedented volumes of data on microclimate.  Researchers will not only be able to study the effects of climate change, but also measure our efforts to mitigate those effects.

* Cycle Philly

CyclePhilly, a new app for iOS and Android devices, allows Philadelphia bicyclists to record their daily riding habits and share that data with regional planners to help in preparing for future bike routes, facilities, and helping authorities understand how bike commuters are using transit during their trips.

* Milkcrate Philly

MilkCrate is an app that makes it easy to ‘go green’ by connecting you with local sustainable businesses in your neighborhood. MilkCrate’s mission is to make it easy for people to live more sustainably. By gathering, and organizing the important information about local resources and businesses, MilkCrate is the hub for residents, visitors and business owners to connect with Philadelphia’s vibrant local sustainable economy.


SHIFT_DESIGN is a Philadelphia-based company that designs and manufactures sustainable outdoor products. The studio’s environmental design strategy is focused on local manufacturing, mass-customization and reducing waste. Through a blend of precision technologies and traditional fabrication, our products facilitate a way of living that brings sustainable practices into daily life.

* Spor

Spor is a no nonsense solar powered battery charger for your mobile devices. Making it simple to keep your devices charged up on the go, with the ultimate clean energy device.

* The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program enhances the academic life experience of passionate students and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow. Our programs bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by taking students behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives.


Greenfest Philly is presented by Clean Air Council, with support from MOM’s Organic Market, Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), PGW EnergySense, SCA, Waste Management, Zip Car, Amtrak, Aversa PR & Events, Enterprise Car Share, door door organics, Sustainable
Business Network, South Street Headhouse District, and AVRS.


Greenfest Philly is organized by Clean Air Council, a member-supported, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to breathe clean air. For more information, visit


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