Green Festival, San Francisco 2012 | DotGreen. Posted in Blogs & Updates , Events , Most Recent

Another inspiring Green Festival weekend brought the DotGreen team to San Francisco for a great time meeting our grass roots supporters and leaders in environmentally and socially responsible organizations and businesses. The San Francisco Green Festival is always a popular one, drawing thousands of green minded guests over the course of the weekend.
The DotGreen Team attended to once again connect with the local green community and learn about exciting projects, and share current details of the .green domain extension.
DotGreen Youth: Kelly Garrett, San Diego State University student, celebrates the good work of Urban Tilth.
We had the opportunity to meet groups making positive impacts in our own community. Urban Tilth is an organization that cultivates agriculture in Contra Costa County to help the community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. Enthusiasm from their team was infectious, as they explained the way youth from nearby schools have the chance to connect with real food, and grow personally while learning about sustainable agriculture and permaculture.
A $5,000 Ford Community Green Grant was awarded to All One Ocean , an organization that creates permanent, community generated Beach Clean Up Stations, to reduce toxicity from plastic and other litter accumulating in our oceans. The Ford Community Green Grants, awarded at each Green Festival, support a local betterment projects. Winners are decided by letting Festival attendees vote, allowing locals to choose the important project that will impact their area!
All One Ocean creates community beach cleanups solutions that prevent the damaging effects of plastic and pollutants that impact ecosystems.
At DotGreen, we spotlighted some local green groups in our DotGreen raffle, giving away their green specialty items. Attendees entered for a chance to win a gift card to local food cooperative Rainbow Grocery,the delicious vegan restaurant Source, a collection of handmade teas from A Blank Tea, or an at-home mushroom growing kit!
The indoor mushroom kits , a creation from renowned fungi expert Paul Stamets, allow people to easily grow their own, even in a small indoor setting!
This is DotGreen’s fifth exhibiting partnership with Green Festivals ; each new Festival brings exciting innovations in the green movement, and an inspiring crowd of local individuals dedicated to living sustainable lives and bettering our world for the next generation. Green Festivals reinforce the vision for a .green domain space that allows bloggers, advocacy groups, businesses, and brands to all express their green actions and Internet users who want to join a thriving green movement online!
A Blank Tea , based in the East Bay, crafts their own delicious tea blends offered on Etsy.
Jenny Bullock, DotGreen Director Communications, shares the excitement of a community supportive .green TLD with Save the Frogs , a leading conservation organization for amphibians. The group works to prevent extinction and educate the public about the importance of amphibians in earth’s ecosystems.
Youth everywhere is leading the way! Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company is a multicultural group of teens performing dynamic original dance pieces. They wowed the Green Festival crowd on Saturday with a creative routine on the Main Stage.