The producers of Go Green Expo have planned 4 expos across the country for this year. The first one already took place in LA back in Janurary. The next expo is planned for March 13-15 in Philadelphia.
What’s the expo all about? Here’s what the event’s website has to say:
A truly unique event from the ground up, Go Green Expo will change not only the public’s perception of environmentalism but also how events like this are produced and managed. Inviting companies large and small to showcase what they are doing to reduce their respective carbon footprint, consumers will have hands on experiences with “eco-friendly” alternatives to current everyday products and services.
Even the event itself is environmentally friendly utilizing a ZERO Carbon footprint approach to event production. Biodegradable trash bags, eco-friendly printing, table coverings, recycled signs, compostable sponsor banners and more. Event waste will be separated and sorted to ensure the least amount of refuse going to the landfills. Staff travel and a portion of every ticket that is purchased will be carbon offset.
Go Green Expo has a wide variety of exhibitors. It seems all aspects of greening your life are represented here – home improvement, food, apparel, green gadgets, reusables, media – you name it, it’s probably there. There will also be speakers throughout the day.
The price to get in to the expo is right, too.
- Business to Business Buyers Only – Friday March 13th (B2B Day) – Free
- Adults – Weekend pass – Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15 – $10
- Children under 12 – Free (there will be a Kids Zone)
- Senior Citizens (65 and up) – Free
- Students with valid ID – Free
The Philadelphia Go Green Expo will be held at The Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street in Philadelphia.
The remaining two Go Green Expos are:
- New York City, April 17-19
- Atlanta, June 26-28
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“Go Greenwashing Expo” 2009 – Do yourself a favor, skip this show.
The second annual “Go Green Expo” is gearing up to hit NYC on April 17-19, soliciting huge profits from “corporate buyers and trade professionals”, touting its “commitment to green” to give attendees the “chance to see, learn and interact with the latest in energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products and services, as well as participate in interactive seminars with leaders in the green industry, local politicians and community organizations.”
Now let’s see….Go Green Expo is produced by Expo International, the very same events production company that continues to produce “Tech Expo TOP SECRET”, an internet job fair for military personnel, as well as job fairs for aniti-environment military contractors such as Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Even worse, the company’s self righteous grand wizard, Bradford Rand, is the proprietor of none other than RAND LUXURY (www.randluxury.com) a trade show dedicated to wretched excess beyond compare and catering to the very ideas that are ruining the planet.
According to RAND’s own website: “the RAND team is best known for its “Evening of Luxury” events where RAND links up with luxury auto manufacturers to support the launch of their newest and hottest automobiles. In the past year alone, RAND aligned with Lamborghini, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley & Spyker. Adjacent to these fine motorcars, RAND creates a luxury lifestyle experience by inviting complementary brands to showcase their goods and services to the distinguished list of guests that RAND invites to its events.”
The site continues to cite its other luxury brands, such as Marquis Jet, Citation Shares and Lufthansa Private Jet Services. All of which, mind you, are NOT considered eco-friendly or progressively fighting climate change.
According to Rand’s own corporate bio: “Bradford also co-founded New York’s largest fine motor auction & luxury lifestyle expo in 2005; Rand/Workman. The show was one of the region’s most publicized events of its kind; with over $35 million dollars in automotive bids, over $2 million in sales from the wine auction, over 100 luxury sponsors & exhibitors and a showcasing of some of the rarest automobiles in the world.”
“As a true automotive enthusiast, Bradford has owned & restored both Ferraris and Porsches.”
Good job, Bradford. Contribute even more to our oil addiction by putting even more gas-guzzling, wretchedly over-indulgent cars on the road. Hey, as long as your pockets are “green”, who cares, right?