Seven Years of GreenFest!  

Eight years ago two event producers, a newspaper and a utility company came together with the belief that more needed to be done to protect the environment and that the people of New Jersey would want to learn what that was.  The result was the 2008 Global Green Expo.  Turned out that name was being used by an international non-profit headed by Mikhail Gorbachev!  With the same passion and a different name we’ve been back every year since as the Garden State GreenFest.  Since that first event six years ago a lot has happened – including the BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, extreme weather, economic challenges and the destabilization of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reactor following the tsunami.  We’ve been there every year trying to bring the latest information and answers to your questions.  With so much at stake the Garden State GreenFest feels more relevant than ever and we are proud to be back again.

From the beginning, Garden State GreenFest has been dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering children and adults, individuals and families, urbanites and small town folks to come together in their communities and workplaces to create a more sustainable planet for future generations.  Every year we work to find great speakers, presenters and performers on a variety of topics.  The result is presentations, panel discussions and hands on workshops with something for just about everyone.

Garden State GreenFest

Friday, March 14: 9am - 3pm

Saturday, March 15: 10am - 5pm


Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University

1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083


GSGF Green Auto Show

Friday, March 14: noon to 6pm

Saturday, March 18: 10am - 5pm

Garden State GreenFest Mission

Information. Inspiration. Action


2008 Global Green Expo: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ

For Press Passes


Coul Productions

Tel: 908.268.4420

Directions to Harwood Arena, Kean Uinversity:

1000 Morris Avenue • Union, NJ 07083 • 908-737-KEAN (5326)

Maps & Directions

By Train FROM Union Station

Located at 900 Green Lane in Union, N.J., the station is directly across the street from Kean’s main campus. Union Station is on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley line, which runs northeast to Newark Penn Station, and southwest to High

Bridge in Hunterdon County.

For a Raritan Valley line train schedule, click here

From Elizabeth Station

Elizabeth Station is located on West Grand Avenue, one block west of Broad Street in Elizabeth, N.J., which is just two miles from campus by bus or taxi. The NJ Transit Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast line trains stop there. The Northeast Corridor line runs northeast to Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station, and southwest to Trenton. The North Jersey Coast line runs northeast to Newark’s Penn Station and New York City and southeast to Bay Head in Ocean County.

For a Northeast Corridor line train schedule, click here

For a North Jersey Coast line train schedule, click here

By Bus

NJ Transit #52 and #26 between Elizabeth and Springfield pass the Campus on Morris Avenue. NJ Transit #113 between Plainfield and Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, stops at Salem Road and Morris Avenue.

For further information about fares and schedules for buses and trains, visit