Greening the West were a series of gatherings that grew to become the second largest Green meetings in the U.S.
The first was held in 1987, near Monterey, California, and drew more than 1,000 people. Greening the West was next held in San Mateo County, California, at the Jones Gulch YMCA camp, near La Honda, from Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 1988. Again, more than 1,000 people attended the event. Speakers included many important philosophers and scientists. Among the speakers were David Brower, Ernest Callenbach, Fritjof Capra, Bill Devall (co-author of Deep Ecology), Patricia Ellsberg, Harold Gilliam, Susan Griffin, Joanna Macy, Jerry Mander, Charlene Spretnak, Starhawk, and Brian Swimme.