Following in the footsteps of events like this years' Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, the 2007 Abbott Kinney Festival in Venice, CA is making strides in green festival-going. The event, coming right up on Sunday, September 30, is going beyond just purchasing carbon offsets for the emissions created; they're taking steps to reduce the footprint of the event, and have put together a solid lineup of speakers and vendors to help educate event-goers about ways to green their lives.
Solar generators for the music stages, biodegradable plastic bags and cutlery and a "Green Design Block Party" hosted by epOxybOx are just a few of the greener attributes of the festival, which also includes a lineup of speakers that includes TH pals LiveNeutral (formerly DriveNeutral, interviewed on TreeHugger here) and SurfRider Foundation, and a presentation of An Inconvenient Truth by The Climate Project. Click through to the festival site to learn more about the speakers, seminars on environmental issues and vendors selling eco-friendly goods. ::2007 Abbott Kinney Festival