Hollywood Beat, March 4, 2010
Go Green Expo in Los Angeles
First green show of the year featured eco-celebrities, organic food and spirit testing, and a green career fair
GO GREEN EXPO, the nation’s premier green business and sustainable lifestyle show known for its innovative and interactive programming, returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 22-24, 2010 for the second year in a row as the first stop on a nationwide tour that also includes New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Following last year’s show that reached more than 10,000 attendees, Go Green Expo 2010 focused on the next steps in environmental responsibility and the growing green revolution.
Go Green Expo invites all business leaders, eco-minded consumers and their families to explore the latest innovations in energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products and services and participate in interactive seminars featuring leaders in the green industry, local politicians and community organizations. Joining the lineup this year were keynote speeches by actress and holistic living author Mariel Hemingway, award-winning actor and director Ed Begley Jr., industry adored eco futurist John Picard, son of famed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, Jr., eco-fashion icon Linda Loudermilk and Sarah Backhouse, host of The Planet 100 on Discovery’s Planet Green.
Highlights of the show included:
Over 300 local and national businesses showcasing products and services in all areas including Business & Electronics; Energy, Conservation & Recycling; Food & Beverage; Health, Beauty & Fashion, Home & Building, Media, Education & Careers, and Travel & Transportation.
Organic Food & Spirit Pavilion featuring LA’s favorite local green restaurants and distillers including Ocean Vodka, Paleta, Blue Hen Restaurant, , The Six Restaurant, Fenix Five Four, Vital Zuman Organic Farm and others. Each will focus on an environmentally-responsible menu with eco-cuisine and eco-imbibitions sampling from 12pm-3pm daily
First-ever Go Green Expo Green Career Fair featuring 16 companies such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, ITT Systems, California Solar Innovations, ICF International and Sun Edison. Qualified candidates are invited to discuss positions in fields of sustainability, the growing green economy and the future of green jobs
The latest in cutting edge and high performance greener transportation including the sleek and chic Tesla Roadster, Honda’s 2010 Insight – the most affordable hybrid, the fuel-efficient and surprisingly pet-friendly Honda Element, more Electric Vehicles, Electric Bikes and Converter Kits
Demonstrations and tastings by Americraft Cookware, whose line of pots and pans utilize the waterless cooking method to make healthier and more nutritious food
Ed Begley Jr. speaking at Go Green Expo LA
Mariel Hemingway speaking at Go Green Expo LA
Ed Begley Jr. (center)