Saving the world is important. Having fun: equally so.
Combine planet-saving heroics with a bit of lighthearted fun and you get the annual D.C. Green Festival, coming up Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Washington Convention Center.
Billing itself as the largest sustainability event in the world, the fest provides a place to shop for totally orgo, totally rad threads and jewelry, eat all the kale and vegan snacks you can handle, and find out how to revamp your home in eco-friendly ways.
Nothing gets you in the mood for sustaining the planet like finding a little zen. Luckily for us all, fun groups like Lil' Omm Yoga will also be in attendance to help you find your center and maybe burn off some of that sustainably made baklava on which you will undoubtedly gorge.
If you're like the rest of us and don't want to work your muscles yourself, saunter over to Magic Massage Therapy and let them do all the heavy lifting.
For those especially dedicated to the cause of gentler living, volunteer opportunities are available for people age 10 and older. Volunteers who commit to a minimum five hour shift are given free festival access all weekend, a free organic T-shirt, and free membership to Global Exchange and Green America. Saving the world doesn't have to be completely selfless after all.
If all that volunteer swag doesn’t do it for you, or you just want to maximize festival wandering time, you can get your tickets online. Students and senior citizens get a $5 discount; those ages 18 and under, bicyclists using the Cliff Bar Bike Valet and Green and Global Exchange members are admitted free.