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Boston GreenFest 2014 to showcase innovation at City Hall Plaza

Jump-roping dogs, a smart bicycle and a sonic forest are just some of the eco-friendly attractions expected at Boston GreenFest 2014, now in its 7th year.

"Christopher Janney's Sonic Forest" installation. Photo: PhenomenArts, Inc. "Christopher Janney's Sonic Forest" installation. Photo: PhenomenArts, Inc.

Jump-roping dogs, a smart bicycle and a sonic forest are just some of the eco-friendly attractions expected at Boston GreenFest 2014, now in its 7th year.

The free three-day festival kicks off at Boston's City Hall Plaza on Friday, and will feature more than 150 innovative vendors and exhibitions as well as forums, sustainable food, and a beer and wine garden.

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Organizers credit the annual festival as helping to boost Boston's already innovative outlook on green technology, and have been playing with a new slogan, "educate, entertain and empower."

"I think the city will benefit from everything we bring to Boston, and I hope it will help make learning fun," said GreenFest founder Karen Weber. "I think the city is doing a lot in the way of green innovation and the environment, but there is always more that can be done."

The Superpedestrian bicycle will be on display at Boston GreenFest. Photo: Superpedestrian The Superpedestrian bicycle will be on display at Boston GreenFest. Photo: Superpedestrian

For those more interested in the "entertain" aspect of the event, organizers are promising plenty of performers.

The Olate Dogs, rescued dogs famous for their successful 2012 stint on the television show "America's Got Talent," will perform their amazing jump roping feat to raise awareness about pet adoption.

Festival goers can also look forward to a Savers EcoFashion show, all electric vehicles and the first-ever GreenFest wedding.

"Boston GreenFest is not just a festival," said Weber. "It's a deep, long-lasting experience that touches your soul."

Click here, for a full schedule of GreenFest activities.

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