Last weekend Green America and Global Exchange held their Green Festival at Navy Pier. I volunteered again this year and worked the box office area as a greeter. People who attended either bought their tickets online, had complimentary passes, or needed to buy tickets. My role was to direct them to the correct line.
This year’s speakers included Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr, Amy Goodman, and Reed Alexander. There were scores of exhibitors and lots of free samples. The volunteers and guests were all very friendly, and everybody seemed to be having a good time.
My shift started at 10 AM and I was off by 2:30 PM so I was able to catch more of the show. There was even a blues band on the community stage that started as my shift was ending. Exhibitors included everything from eco-friendly soaps and cookware, to used clothes & cellphone collection drives and products from recycled plastics. Except for some aching feet I had a great time.