SOURCE: Festival of the Wise

September 10, 2008 14:48 ET

40 Million Boomers Can't Be Wrong -- Festival of the Wise adds GreenWise Track to Boomer Conference

Stimulating Content Focuses on Simple Ways to Help the Environment, Lessen Your Carbon Footprint and Even How to Reduce Your Spending Using Energy Conservation

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Today it was announced that Festival of the Wise®, an exciting new baby boomer lifestyle event in Scottsdale, Arizona, has added an environmental track, called GreenWise, to their boomer conference program. This is in keeping with the growing trend where boomers are making efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. In a survey conducted by AARP (a primary sponsor of the festival) it was shown that more than forty million American boomers are purchasing environmentally safe brands and consider themselves environmental stewards.

The GreenWise track will see a variety of dynamic discussions revolving around topics such as greening your home on a budget, saving money through solar paneling, and the comparison of hybrid vehicles. It will offer intelligent and up-to-the-minute information on the latest and best trends in going green and offer simple ways for people to immediately become more energy efficient.

"Boomers as a whole have always led the way in taking care of our environment. But, we are now seeing the number of environmentally conscious boomers increase," stated Melle Amade, co-founder and Marketing Director of Festival of the Wise. "As they enter their 50+ years, boomers are using their formidable purchasing power to change the world by insisting that green products and services enter the main stream. The GreenWise track is intended to support the decisions made by boomers and give them the information they need to continue in their endeavors to leave a lasting legacy."

Other tracks in the conference include: Health, Money, Lifestyle, Travel and Technology.

To find out more about the Festival of the Wise Conference visit: http://www.festivalofthewise.com/conference/conference.html

To be considered as a speaker for the GreenWise conference track submit this form asap: http://www.festivalofthewise.com/pdf/fow_presenter_submission.pdf

As well as adding the GreenWise track, the festival will also be focusing on "greening" the event itself. Some of the ways the event is going green are:

--  Encouraging our attendees to register on-line;
    
--  Making the focus of our marketing efforts electronic rather than
    printed;
    
--  Assuring there is low-cost, frequent transport from airport to hotels;
    
--  Encouraging arriving passengers to share rides;
    
--  Selecting hotels close to the grounds, so you can walk to the event;
    
--  Utilizing green housekeeping principles (e.g., recycling);
    
--  Requesting food vendors to minimize use of disposable materials;
    
--  Requesting food vendors to increase use of recycled materials;
    
--  Requesting exhibitors to minimize their print marketing collateral.
    

About Festival of the Wise

The unique, two-day Festival of the Wise combines a festival and conference for baby boomers -- the Wise community. It was created for active baby boomers that have a passion for living well, and it offers an exciting weekend of music, art, lifestyle seminars, workshops, product showcases, food and wine.

Dates: December 6 -7
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Art
More Information: http://www.festivalofthewise.com

Festival of the Wise is a registered trademark. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 Festival of the Wise, LLC

Contact Information

  • Festival of the Wise Media Contact:
    Melle Amade
    Co-Founder, Marketing Director
    310.306.2123
    Email Contact

    Festival of the Wise Sales Contact:
    Paul DeLuca
    Director of Sales
    508.359.4116
    Email Contact