Listen closely…do you hear that? Yep, it’s the sound of EARTH DAY, BABY!!! By now I’m sure you’re fully aware that Mother Earth will be celebrating her birthday throughout the week of April 22nd, 2008 with parties spanning all across the globe. As an Ecorazzi writer and a New York City resident, Earth Day is super important to me. So this year I will be celebrating my Earth Day weekend at one of the coolest, most environmentally hip events around: The Go Green Expo!
Billed as New York City’s largest green trade show, the Go Green Expo is an all inclusive schmorgisborg of eco-friendly, green deliciousness.
The event kicks off with the Go Green Expo Gala Awards Dinner on Friday, April 25th at the Hilton Grand Ballroom in NYC. This uber fancy black tie evening boasts a cocktail reception by 360 Vodka, a Maggie Norris eco-couture fashion show, a dinner menu designed by Rachel Ray and an award ceremony honoring a long list of green heroes, including Anderson Cooper and David Bach. Tickets to the dinner are $500 dollars each and between $5,000-10,000 dollars for a table of 10.
Wanna go green without spending as much green – no worries! The expo continues on Saturday and Sunday with the low ticket price of just 10 dollars. 10 dollars people!! But check this out: if you bring your Con Ed bill and sign up to switch to wind power (which is seriously like a few dollars more a month) Con Ed will buy your ticket for you!
The expo itself will feature hundreds of companies showcasing the latest earth friendly products & services, dozens of interactive seminars & speeches, an eco-film festival, an eco-fashion show and a variety of hands on demonstrations. Oh and if you own or run a business don’t forget to sign up for the Business Goes Green Summit and learn how to “greenify” your money maker.
So what the heck are you waiting for? Visit GoGreenExpo.com and spend your Earth Day weekend with me and thousands of other like-minded New Yorkers. See ya at the show!