Green Venice Expo on Today



Rain, hail or shine, the Venice Neighborhood Council will host the 2nd annual Green Venice Expo 2.0 today, Saturday, April 9th at Mark Twain Middle School from 12 to 5pm.

“Last year, over one thousand residents, activists and green-friendly individuals gathered together to offer the Venice community specific strategies and solutions for a cleaner and greener Venice,” says Rob Dew, one of the event’s organizers and local Venice community advocate and activist.

The event will include government, business, and not-for-profit exhibitors. Aiming to challenge attendees to rethink issues such as recycling, farming, planting, solar energy, community gardening, electric vehicles and bikes, home grown gardening, population growth and other issues that face Venice as supporters of a greener community.

KCRW radio personality, Editor-in-Chief of Truthdig, and syndicated columnist Robert Scheer will be one of the speakers, joining strategies, and demonstrations on how to keep Venice green will an emphasis on solutions-based, green sustainability and eco preservation.

There will be presentations and discussions on walkability/mobility, Green Homes & construction, Ocean health, Grey Water, Permaculture, Renewable Energy and a discussion of the current California drought.

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market of Venice and in partnership with Surfrider Foundation, this day-long gathering on green sustainability will feature exhibitors and organizations dedicated to Mother Earth.

Green Venice Expo 2.0 is a free event to both the general public as and exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors.  Encouraging zero waste, organizers are asking all attendees to bring their own eating and drinking utensils.