Entering its sixth year, Boston GreenFest 2013 will entertain and educate with music from countries around the globe, all kinds of exhibits of fashion, cars, robots, art, poetry, dance, tai chi and more.The annual signature event of the Foundation for a Green Future is an opportunity to learn about ways to save money while doing more for your family, your neighborhood and your city.
"Everyone hears about climate change, but no one wants to believe it," said Dr. Karen Weber, executive director of the Foundation for a Green Future. "We felt it this winter when it snowed so much and we felt it [this summer] when it was hotter than it ever was in Boston. We see it when there are more tornadoes than ever - even in Massachusetts - and super storms like Sandy. Yet, once these things pass, we forget and go right back to doing what we always did, trying to tell ourselves that we don’t need to make any changes."
Weber said things will get worse unless we take climate change seriously.
"We always expect other people to make the changes. Oh, the scientists will find a solution! Oh, companies will make a product to fix it! This is not about one solution or one way out of the mess. We all made the mess and we need to clean it up - together," said Weber.
Don’t miss Boston GreenFest this year, held at Boston City Hall Plaza on Thursday through Saturday, August 15-17. See bostongreenfest.org for more information.