City Pulse

By Jan Lee

For the past month, all this “green” talk probably has your head spinning. How and where do you start with all the changes? Here’s an event that’s sure to help.


This weekend, be sure to stop by the very first Annual Go Green Expo. Its the first and largest eco-focused interactive consumer and business showcase ever in NYC. Take Grandma and the kids (children under the age of 12 and senior citizens are free) through three full floors of 200+ environmentally friendly products, services and businesses. Learn about what’s next for renewable energy and green technology, sample the best in organic food and drink, such as Bumble Bar, Sambazon Acai and Theo Chocolate, and try on the latest in eco-fashion with Chico Bag, Change the World Together and LOVE is Organic Denim.


Bumble Organic Energy Bars


Theo Chocolate Wine Pairing Kit

Captain Planet and Project Kool will teach the children about Mother Earth while you get advice from environmentalists and green business notables, including David Bach, financial guru and seven-time best-selling author of the forthcoming Go Green Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth (and Get Rich Trying), and Josh Dorfman, the Lazy Environmentalist.



If you’ve been thinking about how to make a greener home, Options for Life, Cardboard Design and Green Depot will be at the expo to aid with that. If you’ve been planning a trip, but want to take an eco-friendly foray, information and exhibits on the latest eco-tourism destinations from Eco Africa Social Ventures, G.A.P Adventures and Linblad Expeditions will show you some options. Basically, for every facet of your life, there’s a green option. Learn them while having some good old fashion expo fun.


For more information and see to all the other great things happening at the expo that we didn’t mention, go to And remember, if you bring your ConEdison utility bill and sign up on-site for WIND Power from Community Energy, Inc., you’ll get free admission that day (for adults, admission is $10 one-day pass/ $15 two-day pass).

WHAT: First Annual Go Green Expo
WHEN: Saturday, April 26th, 10am-6pm and Sunday, April 27th, 10am-3pm;
WHERE: The Hilton Hotel New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (between W. 53rd and W. 54th Streets)

Originally published April 2008
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