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go gree expoListen 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 and spend your Earth Day weekend with me and thousands of other like-minded New Yorkers. See ya at the show!

  • Samuella Becker, CEO and Founder, TigressPR

    Hope you can post this … and join us!

    “Muse on Earth” Art Party at Creative Pier – Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM
    Snacks, drinks, great music and “good cheer”

    Why: Earth Day is April 22, 2008. But the way to “get to the root” and find the true meaning of this special holiday is by capturing its spirit and making it a permanent part of your life. With a take-home art project (or two) from an evening at Creative Pier (, you’ll be both reminded AND inspired to create more”earthly good deeds and memories” throughout the year.

    What: Bring your friends and make new ones as you take part in Creative Pier’s many art activities in honor of Mother Earth, such as:
    · Build and paint your very own bird house for a lucky feathered friend
    · Let loose in the group Action Painting of the Living Canvas
    · Take a walk in the Meditation Labyrinth
    · Discover what may grow in the Magic Garden
    · … and more
    Light refreshments (beer, wine and soda), snacks (nuts, chips and dip) and great music served up throughout the evening.

    When: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

    Where: Creative Pier, a tranquil, 1,600 square foot studio space with 14-foot ceilings and “inspirational” décor at 833 Broadway at 13th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY – elevator building.

    Cost: $15.

    Who: Founded in 2007 by Routa Segal, Creative Pier ( and its team of creative arts therapists offer workshops in artistic expression – theater, music and dance – to assist individuals in the “self-discovery” of their thoughts and feelings in order to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. In addition to hosting weekly events, Creative Pier also has “resident artists” who both exhibit and sell their work at the Creative Pier Art Gallery.

    Subway: 14th Street – Union Square Station. 4, 6, L, N and Q trains

    Reservations: 212-674-7437 or

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  • Natasha Ruckel

    Most people left the Go Green Expo with a huge bag filled with pamphlets, brochures, magazines and a wide variety of product samples. I find a degree of irony here; this is an eco-friendly show that distributes more paper than you could collect from four months of junk mail. Did some people miss the point of the expo?

    Also all attendees received a re-usable bag, (I wonder how many recipients will use theirs again?) It’s made from polypropylene though, which is a totally unnatural non-woven material. I’m thinking that this isn’t the most recycled material known to man – BIG NOTE to Expo organizers to opt for a more eco-friendly recycled and/or sustainable material next time!

    I think that The Go Green Expo was an excellent start. Many of the attendees were already an educated eco-conscious audience. This expo will need to find ways of luring in not-so educated individuals.

    I written a whole load more about this, if you want to read it all then go to:

  • Byron Phelps

    Let’s be honest here folks. We f*cking love nerds!

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