I love a good greenfest! And D.C.’s Green Festival Expo had plenty to see, do and chow down on! This super-crunchy event took place June 5-7, but there are three more over the next few months in other cities around the U.S. So if you like what you see here in this post, you have options!
Here are six awesomely eco-fabulous winners (in my opinion) that I saw at the D.C. expo.
I’m a sucker for all things crafty – and a handbag made from pop tops really caught my eye. The attention to detail was amazing. This vendor also had bracelets and dresses made from old pop tops! There were all sorts of crafty things on display and for sale. Have you ever seen a chair made of old wires and thingamajigs? This expo had it all.
Who doesn’t love a tiny house? Well, Green Festival Expo brought one right to the convention floor. This ultra mod home was a tad over 200 square feet, but it felt so big. During my tour inside, there were eight people in there checking things out – and no one got squished.
This expo has lots of great events for kids. But besides the yoga for kids class – WHICH WAS ADORABLE, the How To Make Seed Pots tutorial for the little ones was terrific. I spoke to one young gardener who told me she couldn’t wait to plant her creation and watch it grow. How cute is that?
I think I get the runner-up prize for THE CUTEST. Well, not me – but the stuffed animals I found. They were filled with recycled peanuts. I picked up three.
The BioMat exhibit got a lot of action while I was there. It’s an infrared heating mat filled with amethyst crystals and it’s supposed to help your body heal itself from all sorts of troubles. I’m not a doc, and I certainly don’t endorse anything (neither does Crafting a Green World) – but I saw a lot folks lookin’ totally chill after laying down on one of those mats.
I know death is something that can’t be ignored – but seeing a casket at an expo freaked me out a little. I do admit, the green funeral and burial exhibit had plenty of great information. The casket looked much different than the ones I’m used to seeing. And it’s a green aspect I hadn’t really thought about before. (Still, a little creepy.)
Vegan cannoli. Enough said. Just go. Just try it. Just bring me more!
So if you’re headed to L.A., San Francisco or Portland over the next few months, you should definitely head to Green Festival Expo. It’s crafty, crunchy and there are lots of cool things to see and and learn about.