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More Than a Music Fest: Broccoli City Festival

     
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Last year, nearly 5,000 people participated in the first Broccoli City Festival in DC, which featured a pop up marketplace featuring cool and diverse vendors, group yoga and fitness instruction, on-site acupuncture, reikei, massages, live art, sneaker cycling center, and the opportunity to join us for a 5K run.

The second annual Broccoli City Festival (BC Fest) took place in Washington DC on Saturday, April 19, and this year, the festival has extended to the West Coast with part two taking place in Los Angeles on May 3, 2014. The bi-coastal festival lineup includes: Cam’ron, JoJo, Va$htie, Dizzy Write, Just Blaze, Black Cobain, Reesa Renee and many more.

Photos of BC Fest in DC

“BC Fest promotes living a healthier and more environmentally sustainable lifestyle through cool and relevant campaigns,” said Brandon McEachern, Co-Founder of Broccoli City. The campaigns are built on a platform of change and transcendence with the hope to engage and unify a melting pot of cultures in city communities. “Our message is particularly resonant in the political and entertainment capitals of the world, where BC Fest educates future leaders on making informed decisions about their health and environment,” McEachern added.

Broccoli City Festival is an event hosted by Broccoli City Lifestyle Group, a social enterprise on a mission to “develop innovative strategies on living healthier and more sustainable lifestyles, while empowering communities to make informed decisions about their health and environment.

BC Fest is a partnership between with noted causes and organizations such as Earth Day Network, DC Department of Environment (DDOE), DC Sustainability Energy Utility (DCSEU), Los Angeles Office of Sustainability, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, 72 and Sunny, Zambezi, One Love Massive and Hip Hop Caucus, and gives the public a fresh look into environmental wellness programs and strategies in a fun setting.

Everything about BC Fest is about sustainability and environmental consciousness, down to the festival venues themselves. In DC, the festival was held at a LEED Gold certified pavilion, and the LA leg of the festival will take place on a solar powered stage. All energy consumed at the festival will be offset by renewable energy credits.

To ensure a low carbon footprint, BC Fest will utilize several sustainable resources, including a LEED Gold certified pavilion in Washington, DC and a solar powered stage in Los Angeles. To remain carbon neutral all of the energy consumed will be offset by renewable energy credits.

For information and tickets to the LA festival, click here.

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Melody Harstine Foster

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