Green Swag

by Lisa October. 23, 2010 1827 views

Today I worked on the “Green Team” at the DC Green Festival. I got into all sorts of wonderful conversations - it was lots of fun.

This work consisted of standing behind a bin for compost, a bin for mixed recycling, and a bin for landfill, and showing festival attendees what goes in which bin. (It sounds obvious but it's not always, since they've got things like compostable cornstarch plastic glasses and flatware that most people aren't used to composting.) Last year they managed to divert 98% of the trash generated by the festival from going to the landfill.

Then after that, MizB showed up and we wandered around the exhibits and bought some cool ecologically sensitive swag!

A lovely hat handmade from recycled cashmere!

OK, there's nothing that can be done for this photo. I tried, really I did. And it's actually incredibly, addictively, obsessively tasty stuff - spicy dehydrated kale snack. I know that sounds vile, and in this photo it looks sort of like cat vomit, but really, it's amazing.

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Beth 6 years, 6 months ago

mmm, that kale was sooo goood!! (really!!)

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Scicaro 6 years, 7 months ago

I've heard good things about crispy kale.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lisa 6 years, 7 months ago

Ha ha, sorry veronica! She comes in expecting chocolate and gets dehydrated kale. Seriously though, you guys don't know what you're missing - the stuff is unbelievably crack-like.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 7 months ago

No more kale pictures please!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Veronica 6 years, 7 months ago

its a hat! i thought it was chocolate ( on the small photo)

dehydrated kale??? sounds like 80's hippie dish... no thanks

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Elora 6 years, 7 months ago

cool looking hat? (or should that be warm looking?)
My Dad's town just got green boxes for their organic matter (and to go along with the existing blue boxes for other recyclables). Am jealous.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lisa 6 years, 7 months ago

lmao... I know, I hesitate even to tell you the brand so that people don't pull up this photo when they're googling it. It really is good, though. She can corroborate this!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Rezinka 6 years, 7 months ago

Erm... sorry, I have to second the ladies above.
Yay for MizB visit!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Oweena 6 years, 7 months ago

Sure you didn't get that dehydrated kale stuff out of the compost bin?

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moxie 6 years, 7 months ago

Sorry, that stuff really does look like the stuff the dog throws up after she's been eating grass. Excellent that you hung out with MizB.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited