WHAT IS PORTLAND GREENFEST?
Now in its fourth year, Portland Greenfest is Southern Maine’s largest environmental festival, seeing thousands of attendees each year. Here’s a snapshot of some of the amazing things we offer:
- Learn from a wide array of exhibitors how you can make your home or business more “Green” and save money too!
- Get interactive with upcycled art-making!
- Fun for kids of all ages! Crafts, face-painting, and much more.
- Hear some of Southern Maine’s best musicians, live onstage!
- Enjoy local sustainable food!
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The Portland GreenFest Partners are grateful to the organizers of Boston Greenfest, which began in 2008 and is now preparing for its 10th year! The Executive Director of Boston GreenFest and the founder of a Foundation for a Green Future, Dr. Karen Webber gave generously of her time, experience and contacts in the creation of Portland GreenFest A wonderful multi-state partnership has been born and Portland GreenFest is grateful for her dedication, vision and help!
Boston GreenFest has become a landmark event to educate people about matters concerning the environment as well as how to live more sustainably all while giving them the chance to have fun and celebrate our amazing planet and cultures. The event has become a Multicultural Envirnonmental Music Festival. Boston GreenFest helps people learn about green roofs, living walls, gardening, recycling, upcycling, alternative health options, fitness, green building, energy efficiency and clean energy options, water issues, and more as well as reminding people that we’re all in this together, no matter what our cultural backgrounds are.
A synopsis of Boston GreenFest in 2014: 100,000 people attended the event and were able to check out eco-art, electric cars, around 180 interactive exhibits, a Local Food Emporium and EcoBazaar, SAVERS EcoFashion Show with the first Green Wedding and a vibrant EcoKids Center with pony rides, robots, interactive sandbox, inflatable obstacle courses, New England Revolution with a soccer inflatable and Radio Disney. Also offered were a GreenSpeakerSeries, BostonGreenFilmFest – with an East Coast Première of “Cowspiracy” – and several forums: Green Entrepreneur Small Business Forum, Transportation Tomorrow Today Forum, One-on-One Gubernatorial Conversation with Don Berwick; and a Health & Wellness Forum, an extremely well-attended Green Business Breakfast with an international guest from Denmark. This year the Friday night headliner came from Peru to be with Boston GreenFest, Los Tereapeutas del Ritmo and also featured were the Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent in 2012. There were well over 100 artists on the 4 stages from more than 25 countries – including China, India, Peru, Colombia, Mali, Senegal, Italy, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Japan, Nigeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico to name a few!