By Oakland Local Editorial Team
What do Oaklanders Konda Mason, Jose Corona, Brahm Amadhi, Navina Khanna, Kwan Booth, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Sarah Filley have in common?
They are among the 52 Oakland movers and shakers speaking at the San Francisco Green Festival this weekend - which some folks say could be renamed the "Coulda Had it in Oakland this year" Green Festival.
Kicking off the holiday festival and gift fair season, Green Festival will be held at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center. I will feature 150 eco-innovators, renowned speakers, performers, community leaders, local green business experts and entrepreneurs.
Green Festival is the largest marketplace of conscious businesses and exhibitors, who are chosen for their commitment to social justice, sustainability and ecological balance. It also is the No. 1 place to find the latest in sustainable products and fair trade gifts - making it an ideal place to holiday shop.
This year's keynoters include leading environmental, healthy lifestyle and social justice advocates: Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!; John Robbins, author of Food Revolution; Dolores Huerta, who was recently honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom; Bill McKibben, of 350.org; Starhawk; Devorah Major; Annie Leonard; and Winona LaDuke, with a special closing performance by the Clif Bar House Band featuring co-owner Gaary Erickson on the sax.
Local community leaders working on energy, food and revitalizing communities include Konda Mason, Ellen Sebastian Chang, Ahmed Rahim, Drew Dellinger, Jose Corona, Brahm Ahmadi, Michael Bush, Leila Salazar and more.
Oakland Local is giving away a complimentary pair of Green Festival tickets to the first 250 people who sign up by following the link below and using the special promotional code provided:
Sign up - greenfestivals.org/sff-ticket-giveaway
Your unique code - HUBOAKLAND
This sign up is good for two weekend passes, to be picked up at the Green Festival "Will Call." Printed confirmation is required.
When: Nov. 10-11
Where: San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., San Francisco