To support the mission of San Diego State University, we the GreenFest Executive Committee (GFEC), shall program GreenFest, a combination of sustainable, social, cultural, recreational, and educational events within the campus community that encourage, advocate for, and celebrate sustainability and Aztec Pride.
The GreenFest Executive Committee will serve as a catalyst to the campus community about environmental awareness and education. The GFEC will work to expand the impact and size of GreenFest each year. Within the next four years, the GFEC will strive to program and execute a zero-waste GreenFest.
The Associated Students remains committed to promoting sustainable practices by setting an example for the entire campus to emulate and provide the SDSU community with events and programs that serve our mission in becoming a more "green" campus. As part of this mission, GreenFest was created to bring awareness to the entire SDSU student body and surrounding San Diego community to celebrate sustainability and Aztec Pride.
Spring of 2009 marked the inaugural "GreenFest" at SDSU with a three-day festival incorporating educational and social programs, ending in a major concert event and carnival.
In 2010, GreenFest was extended to include programs and events throughout an entire week. The week's events included a Bike Brunch, Herb Garden Expo, Keynote Speaker Jerome Ringo, Tie-Dye Extravaganza, Enviro-Fashion Show, "Save the Ales" Beer Garden, student team competitions and educational components.
In partnership with the SDSU Greek Life Activities Board and the San Diego Padres, GreenFest hosted "SDSU Night at the Ballpark" in which 2,200 students came out to watch the Padres beat Giants at Petco Park. Over $7,000 was raised through ticket sales for the Doheny Eye Institute in an effort to help one of our very own SDSU students suffering from sudden blindness due to a rare disease LHON.
More notably was the major success of the 2010 evening festival and concert with over 6,000 students in attendance. The concert featuring LMFAO sold out in a record 7 days, making history at SDSU as one of the most successful, anticipated and memorable events the campus had seen in years.
In 2011, GreenFest added more programs including a diversity element called Sustain Your Roots: World Map to Sustainability and a Culinary Showcase featuring Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey. The concert featuring Lupe Fiasco and Steve Aoki was moved to Viejas Arena to accommodate more students and sold out in 6 days to almost 8,000 students.
It is our goal to continue raising awareness and building on each year's successful GreenFest which is only possible through the continued support of our generous sponsors and on-campus partners.