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GreenFest 2013 is being held noon to 6 p.m., Sept. 7 and 8 at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury. Speakers are being sought to share their knowledge about cost effective green and healthy living.
One speaker is coming from Beirut, Lebanon, Peter Jam (Jambazian), is a Lebanese-Armenian artist, activist, singer/songwriter, who has recently been appointed “Ambassador For Peace” by the Universal Peace Federation.
The GreenFest mission is to spread peace with entertainment and education. Our goal is to create a more peaceful planet by educating people about the need for energy independence, green/healthy living and to give them the tools they need to achieve it. We are teaming up with businesses and organizations that can help others; lower expenses, live better, be more sustainable and help pave the way to a peaceful, prosperous, green economy.
The festival was the brain child of Steve Schappert, president of The Green Marketing Company. The first event in 2010 launched Schappert across the continent in a ’72 Mustang convertible that used water to increase the gas mileage by 58 percent. Schappert was interviewed by ABC, NBC, CNN & Comcast more than 20 times.
This year's goal is to create a trunk-mounted system that will fit in any vehicle and obtain a 100 percent increase in gas mileage. Peter Jam played at the first GreenFest concert and went on to tour the United States, walk the red carpet in Hollywood, Calif., and become an ambassador.
Schappert is a strong proponent for cost effective green living and is inviting all those that have traditional green businesses as well as companies that you wouldn't expect, such as Constant Contact and Intuit. By teaching companies to be more efficient and accountable, they can increase profits, invest in new technology and rally the new green economy. “The world will change when it is cost effective,” said Schappert.
“We are thrilled to be working with Quassy Amusement Park, and look forward to providing a green makeover for the park,” said Schappert. This is more than a party invitation; it is a request for a proposal. Quassy Amusement has a unique atmosphere that has traditionally catered to young families. Investing millions into the waterpark has broadened the appeal for teenagers as well. Additional information can be found at http://GreenFest.WS