Thursday, November 18, 2010
Green Gifts Fair is Saturday
Kick off your holiday shopping with the Green Gifts Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Midtown Global Market. From the website:
Do It Green! Minnesota offers our annual Green Gifts Fair right before Thanksgiving. The event is meant to introduce green gift options and low impact ideas to celebrate the holidays from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Winter Solstice, New Year's and everything in between! Come begin your holiday celebrations with us on November 20th!
SHOP 70+ local retailers and artists for green, recycled, fair trade and organic gifts. Visit the full list of vendors by clicking the link above in Quick Links.
LEARN about green holiday decorating, wrapping, food & party ideas, and homemade gifts.
EAT lunch or dinner at many of the restaurants at the market and sample low carbon holiday foods with local chef demos.
CELEBRATE the new 2011 Do It Green! Magazine focusing on the last few decades of the environmental movement in MN (great gift idea!).
ATTEND the eco fashion show, low carbon food cook off, or listen to local musicians on our main stage.
REDUCE bring your own cloth shopping bags, reusable coffee mug for $1 coffee at Mapps Coffee & Tea in the market, and silverware and cloth napkins to reduce waste if you eat in the market (they only serve styrofoam and plastic!).
RECYCLE your holiday lights at the fair. For every holiday light string recycled receive one raffle ticket to win $50 in Green Gifts Fair bucks.
COME CAR-LESS Come by bike, bus, walking or carpool and get a gift! Download a Metro Transit Go Green Pass to travel for FREE. Or there is free parking for up to three hours in the parking ramp off of 10th St.