Our mission is to educate Northern Californians on living a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle. Through hands-on workshops, demos and inspiring speakers we hope to give people a basic understanding of the tools that are out there to help them do so and hope to inspire them to create change in their homes and communities. We would like to introduce through vendor and non-profit participation, the new products and services that exist in the region of Northern California that can aid them in this endeavor. Our Aim is to create a gathering place where ideas, new technologies and community movements can be shared giving people a chance to get involved in forwarding and creating their passions.
This zero-waste event will be powered by Solar and Biofuels, while recycling and compost centers will reduce the amount of trash headed for the landfill. All food vendors will be serving on compostables or reusable plates and providing compostable utensils but we encourage people to bring their own gear. There are water filling stations so please bring your cups and bottles as well.
Nevada County is a place of beauty in each of the seasons – with year round outdoor sporting, festivals and street Fairs, the Yuba river and vicinity to the High Sierras – it’s an outdoor recreational paradise. Just 3 hours from San Francisco, 1 hour from Sacramento and Tahoe and 2 hours from Napa Valley – it’s a great place to visit – hang out in the woods, the river, drink local wines and relax. We have a very progressive community which is in the process of making the shift towards becoming a sustainable community. We have a strong Think Local First campaign, lot’s of local organic farms and wineries and Nevada City is home to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, a nationally renowned environmental Film Festival. Our lodging ranges from Quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns to small hotels to a few chain hotels as well as private rentals and camping. For more information on our area check out Food Wine and Art Magazine.
With interactive demos, amazing speakers, great workshops, local beer & wines, organic foods from local producers and live music we anticipate a good crowd and a great experience. It is with your help and your involvement and our vendors educational demos and our inspiring speakers that we are able to make all of this possible. Let us all leave lasting impressions and help to reduce our communities’ footprint in this beautiful State.
HELP OUT, GET INVOLVED – VOLUNTEER!
Help us spread the word – Greenlife is a people powered event – for the people by the people - and we need your people power to help us spread the word! Use our banner on your site, add our logo to your Facebook Page, print out our flyer and pass them around. We really appreciate all that you can do to help us make this an amazing event, it’s all for you!
All great events rely on volunteers to make them a success!
Be a part of the sustainability solution! We have many interesting and important volunteer positions to fill – it truly takes a community to create this event. From setup on Friday, June 22, to ticket takers, sound technicians, security, bar tenders, concierge to speakers and musicians, to tear down and cleanup on Sunday evening, June 24th- there is a job for everyone! Shifts are short – only around 3 hours. Work a shift and get 3 free workshop passes! Contact Carrie Galles at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. We appreciate our volunteers – without you the festival could not take place.
Our board includes people That are passionate about changing the story we are now upon. They work in different sectors of the new story, no-waste green events and catering, green building and architecture, alternative healing and nutrition, Waldorf schooling and green printing.
Lori has over 10 years of experience in event planning, advertising and sales. She was a chef for 8 years for her own and various other catering companies in the Bay Area – therefore is obsessive about food – the importance of organics and eating locally and growing your own. She has created Local Green Sierra a green business directory and community bulletin board for the Sierra Nevada, wrote and sold advertising for Alpine Green living. Was a photo editor and did ad sales for Trips Magazine an Eco Travel Magazine. She was an organizer and did sales for SIGBA’s Tahoe Greenfest 2010 at Kings Beach. She is also a founding board member and event planner for Think Local First in the Sierra Foothills. She has a small farm, a nine-year old and various animals. She is also an avid reducer and recycler.
CARRIE GALLES – Event Coordination and Volunteer Coordinator
Carrie Galles is an event coordinator with over 13 years of event experience. She has coordinated events for private function, social events as well as corporate conferences and parties throughout the United States. She has planned and executed events ranging from 4 to 15,000 guests and managed budgets of a few thousand to a million. She lives and works in San Fransisco and cares about where her food comes from and loves to cook.
Founded Wallis Design Studio, an Architectural Firm, focused on creating expressions in place through a commitment to collaboration, quality and delivering great projects successfully, in the commercial and residential project arena’s. With more than 12 years of experience, Robert prides himself on providing innovative designs with practical solutions that meet his clients design, schedule and budget parameters. His experience ranges from conceptual design through post occupancy services. He has extensive working knowledge of applicable codes, required approval processes, and is proficient in all aspects project delivery. www.wallisdesignstudio.com
VICTORIA LAFONT – Alternative Healing Area
After growing up on a rural Kentucky diet of Crisco and white flour, Victoria LaFont ventured out to see the world and find some real answers regarding her poor health. Ten years ago she hitchhiked to her salvation when she stumbled upon a community focused on the principles of healing through whole foods, clean water, and plenty of Hawai’ian sunshine. Eventually the Weston A. Price Foundation was cemented as the true love of her heart, and she began to explore the mysteries of biochemistry and the technical and spiritual wonders of the human body. She holds degrees in applied anthropology, professional writing, music, and most recently nutritional therapy. She lives and practices in Grass Valley, CA, and moonlights in Kentucky when the weather is good.
STEPHANIE CAMP – Graphic Design
Stephanie has over 11 years of professional experience in advertising, marketing and design. She has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns for various Fortune 500 companies, as well as an array of local businesses. Some of her current and previous clients include, Daimler Chrysler, Red Bull, eBay, Chevrolet, AJA Video Systems, Miners Foundry, APPLE Center, Briar Patch and various solar companies. She studied Communication Arts, with a Major in Art Direction, at College for Creative Studies and Interactive Media, at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. www.stephaniecamp.com