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I-GO does Green Fest

May 18, 2009

I-GO Car Sharing waded into the eco throng with elan at this year’s Green Festival at Navy Pier this past weekend. Among the vegans, home energy auditors, eco apparel purveyors, climate action advocates and plenty more, our car sharing booth held plenty of interest. As did the three-wheeled electric Zap cars and scooters parked next to us, which were George Jetson cool.

Slinging sales pitches at the I-GO booth was fun work at Green Fest. Car sharing’s cost-saving, convenient virtues sell themselves. (In the background of the photo above right you can catch a glimpse of the all-electric Zap three-wheelers, street-legal eco-lectable rides made by a California-based company. We question whether former Conan the Barbarian Gov. Arnold could shoehorn himself into one, though.)

At left, pictured, was one of our fave installations at the fest: Chicago-based Working Bikes‘ demo of how their donated wheels help villagers in Africa and Central America do everything from power blenders to irrigate gardens. (We’re not so sure about the functional application of the armillary-sphere-looking thing here with the toy bike circumnavigating its globe. But it sure is cool.)

Discount I-GO memberships at Green Fest

May 15, 2009

Green Festival
Saturday & Sunday May 16th & 17th, 10am-7pm (Sat.) & 11am-6pm (Sun.)
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand
This is the big one, folks: the annual nationally touring environmental juggernaut known as Green Fest. The fest’s Chicago stop will include the works and then some: 125 renowned authors, leaders, and educators; 350 eco-friendly businesses comprising a unique marketplace; workshops, green films, kids’ activities, live music; and delicious, organic, vegetarian cuisine.

I-GO will again have a booth (#1328) at the fest, and we encourage you to drop by. It’s always an enlightening event – and should be even more so this year with our nation’s and the world’s belated embrace of progressive environmental industry and economic incentives.

I-GO will be offering a special discount on memberships: just $25—a savings of $50 off the normal price! Current members can also earn $25 in driving credits for every new member that names them as a referral on their application form.

Go to the Green Fest website for more info.

It’s just $10-$15 admission – less than a Hollywood action flick and box of buttered popcorn, and far better for you.