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Grow your green business at the Mother Earth News Fair
Workshops show how to start and promote an eco-based business, plus find a green job

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 30, 2010) — Have you thought about harnessing your entrepreneurial spirit to start your own business? Or, has the changing economy piqued your interest in green jobs?

At the Mother Earth News Fair, slated for Sept. 25-26 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort near Pittsburgh, eco-entrepreneurs can learn more about everything from using social media to promote goods to getting products sold in big-box retailers.

Scheduled green business speakers and topics include:

  • Taylor Cocalis – green jobs panel
  • Dr. Kevin Danaher – green careers are the future; green jobs panel
  • Alisa Gravitz – green jobs panel
  • John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist – ecopreneuring; experts’ panel
  • Lauren Ketcham and Laura Wies – Activism 101 and how it helps farmers, gardeners and homesteaders
  • Stephanie Mills – understanding local currency and other foundations of community economies; an introduction to bioregionalism
  • Bill Mitchell – getting your products sold through big-box retailers; experts’ panel
  • James Nave – using social media to build your business; experts’ panel
  • Bryan Welch – experts’ panel

The Mother Earth News Fair will offer more than 200 sessions on green business, homesteading, small-scale livestock, real food, DIY projects, organic gardening, green transportation, DIY projects, green building and remodeling, renewable energy, and related topics.

Attendees also can take part in a green shopping pavilion; vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations; artisan food tastings; local and organic food offerings; live music; a seed swap; and children’s projects.

Tickets cost $15 for a one-day adult pass or $25 for both days. Children and teenagers under the age of 17 are free. To order, go to or call (800) 234-3368.

Call (866) 437-1300 for lodging information and reservations at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

The Mother Earth News Fair is sponsored by Toyota, Polaris, Stonyfield Farm, Central Boiler, Long Creek Herbs, Mother Earth Resources Co-Op and My Amish Goods.

About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News ( is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Topics include organic gardening, do-it-yourself projects, cutting energy costs, using renewable energy, green home building and rural living.

About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

About Seven-Star Inc.
Seven-Star Inc. ( is the nation’s largest full-service event company focusing exclusively on green events. Since 1999, Seven-Star has provided turnkey green event services for trade and consumer expositions, conferences, concerts and mobile tours, including the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Live Earth concert events and the Green Festivals.

About Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs Mountain Resort (, located in Seven Springs, Pa., is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. Each year the family-friendly resort hosts more than 1 million overnight and day guests, who enjoy a vacation that includes the finest skiing, snowboarding and golf that Pennsylvania has to offer, the exhilaration of sporting clays, and the luxurious Trillium Spa. 

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Andrew Perkins, event manager: (785) 274-4378, 
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: (785) 274-4304,, Twitter: @bernzen

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