About Us

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GreenFest, presented by SDSU's Associated Students and SDSU's Enviro-Business Society, is a series of events and initiatives, which encourage, celebrate, and advocate for sustainability, SDSU Pride, and diversity. The purpose of GreenFest is to engage the campus community through social and interactive programs in an effort to educate them on the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle and to promote sustainable practices.


MISSION To support the mission of San Diego State University, we the GreenFest Executive Committee (GFEC), shall program GreenFest, a combination of sustainabile, social, cultural, recreational, and educational events within the campus community that encourage, advocate for, and celebrate sustainbiltiy, diversity, and SDSU Pride.

OUR VISION The GreenFest Executive Committee will serve as a catalyst to the campus community regarding environmental awareness and education. The GFEC will work to expand the impact and quality of GreenFest each year while striving to execute zero-waste events.

GreenFest Committee

Scarlet Hayward

Scarlet Hayward

GreenFest Chair

Kiana Charles

Kiana Charles

GreenFest Vice Chair

Cassie Weinberg

Cassie Weinberg

Green Love Commissioner

Sabrina Sessarego

Sabrina Sessarego

Green Love Representative

Andrea Hoffman

Andrea Hoffman

ASUB Music & Entertainment Designee

Kaylah Abdullah

Kaylah Abdullah

Chair of Student Team Competitions

Austin Salvail

Austin Salvail

ASUB Marketing Designee

Zara Almusawi

Zara Almusawi

Student Diversity Commission Rep.

Nick Wohlman

Nick Wohlman

Executive Vice President Designee

Nate Zaslove

Nate Zaslove

Programs Coordinator

Veronica Perondi

Veronica Perondi

Programs Coordinator

GreenFest History

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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.

Man wearing water bottles

As part of this mission, GreenFest was created to bring awareness to the entire SDSU student body surrounding San Diego community to celebrate sustainability and SDSU Pride.

Crowd at concert

Spring 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.

Students drinking beer

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.

People at Petco Park

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 the 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.

LMFAO concert

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.

Chef posing like rapper

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.

Crowd at concert

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.

Compost art show

With GreenFest gaining momentum, 2012 incorporated a carnival and multiple stages to end the week of events. The Festival featured T-Pain, Max Vangeli, EC Twins, and various SDSU student performers and cultural performances. The week of events focused on a "Know Your Food Campaign" along with creative events such as Compost Art Show and the ultimate favorite student event – the GreenFest Fashion and Music Awards.

Rap concert

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis left their legacy along with Dev in March 2013 to a sold out crowd at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.

Girl rowing in box

The Boat Challenge at the SDSU Aquaplex and Keynote Speaker Leilani Munter proved to be a huge hit!

Students with prize wheel

In 2014, the "diversity" pillar was added to GreenFest's mission to further encompass and celebrate the students of SDSU. Spoken word artist, Rudy Francisco, inspired and empowered students at a new event called Sustain Your Roots.

Go Green!

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CONTACT US


Associated Students GreenFest Executive Committee



Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7800