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Diverse roster of Green Festival LA speakers announced

Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is one of the many diverse guest speakers at this year's Green Festival LA.
Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is one of the many diverse guest speakers at this year's Green Festival LA.
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Recently, we featured an article on how to exhibit your business at Green Festival Los Angeles, scheduled for September 12-14 at the LA Convention Center.

For those attending the festival to enjoy its program of eco-friendly activities and informative lectures on achieving sustainability, you’ll be pleased to know that this year’s festival offers a fascinating and diverse array of guest speakers. Here is a small sampling of the distinguished list:

Gretchen Bleiler is the 2006 Olympics silver snowboarding medalist, who is an active spokesperson against global warming and even created a call to action called “The 21-Day Reusable Challenge” that she lobbied on Capitol Hill. Ms. Bleiler also sits on the board of Protect Our Winters (POW) and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES).

Linda Booker is a documentary producer and director whose film “Bringing It Home” won the Jury Award at this year’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival and Best Environmental Film at the Sedona International Film Festival. Her film is part of a national outreach campaign to help educate consumers and lawmakers about hemp’s use for healthy and sustainable products.

DJ Cavem is an organic gardening expert who will not only perform songs from his award-winning album, “The Produce Section,” but may also serve as a featured panelist or host of a panel discussion, and be available for an interactive raw food demonstration and lecture.

Vegan chef and healthy living educator Leslie Durso has appeared on the Food Network, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel and has written about the benefits of a mindful lifestyle for many publications. No doubt, she’ll share her farm fresh recipes and experiences as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite.

Cicely Everson is the founder of Tao Holistics and is expected to shed light on anti-aging strategies using organic beauty and wellness supplements and holistic living.

John Leary is the Executive Director of Trees for the Future who has been leading international environmental and agricultural programs for the last decade. He co-developed the Sell More for More™ program, which links farmer organizations to markets through improved management and marketing.

Alan Tratner is the Chairman of the California Space Enterprises Center project, which fosters new invention, innovation, and ventures in space exploration and development. He has also served as the President of Green2Gold incubators for 42 years, and is a Lifetime Achievement inductee into the International Green Industries Hall of Fame.

And that’s just a few of the celebrated speakers at this year’s Green Festival Los Angeles. To learn more about the event and its guest lecturers and panelists, click here.