I'm now back in Wakefield and very much into the swing of daily life after an invigorating few days in San Francisco for the Green America Green Business Conference and Green Festival. I love the laid back and friendly energy of San Fran. Heck, I think I even left some of my heart there.
In my previous blog posts about this trip I've talked a bit about my travels to the city, the city itself, a few of the neat folks and companies I met, and some tidbits from conference presentations. In this final trip missive, I need to tell you about the fun fun time I had on my final day while taking in the Green Festival.
Cirque du Soleil performers were enticing folks to be filmed doing the 'bug dance' (neither of us knew what it was either - kind of like the macarena, but with a buggy twist here and there) and possibly win free Festival tickets. Beth and I both decided to pass on that one, but many others went for it.
While browsing through the Festival we came across the ChicoBag booth, and Beth was immediately drawn to a huge pile of plastic bags sitting to the side of the table. "Is that the Bag Monster costume?" she inquired. Yes, it was! Next obvious question: "Can I try it on?" You betcha. I followed suit, and luckily we both had our cameras.
I left the Conference and Festival enthused and full of ideas. Here in Wakefield, we live in a community that is close and special. People help each other out. We party together. We share in each others good times and bad. We work toward social goals with local passion and global vision. It's good to know that there are similar communities out there in the business world working along the same lines.
Jay Sinha, Co-Owner