17 Nov '11, 6pm

The Green Festival Aiming for Zero Waste

The Green Festival Aiming for Zero Waste

Green Festival Greening Manager Joe Caristo and two volunteers staff a "resource recovery station" at last weekend's Green Festival in San Francisco. Each station features three carts: recycling, compost and "landfill." Photo: Alexis Petru, Earth911 Can a two-day festival with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors go zero waste? That’s exactly what Green America and Global Exchange are trying to achieve with the Green Festival , the green living events that the two nonprofits organize throughout the country in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Back in May, the Green Festival hit a significant milestone in its efforts to recycle and compost as much waste from its festivities as possible: The Seattle event produced only 80 pounds of trash – a 99.3 percent recycling and composting rate. The 10th annual Green Festival was held last we...

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