It's not easy being green. Every year between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, American household waste skyrockets 25 percent—that's one million tons each week of excess food, decor, wrapping paper, and waste. But Do It Green! Minnesota makes having a green winter effortless with its 5th Annual Green Gifts Fair at the Midtown Global Market. Find unique, environmentally friendly gifts from over 70 different green retailers specializing in fair trade and local gifts. Discover new ways to make your holiday gatherings green-chic while still being hip and entertaining. Get creative with the American Sewing Guild and sew your very own cloth gift bag. Catch the eco-fashion show and see the latest in eco-conscious style. Pick up a copy of the 2011 Do It Green! magazine hot off the presses with a directory and articles written by locals about green living. Taste a sample from the event's Low Carbon Cook Off. Or just participate in one of the many educational activities sponsored by Do It Green! Minnesota, a fully volunteer-powered organization dedicated to making the world a greener place. With enough vendors and activities to fill the day, the free event promises to help make the steps toward more sustainable living simple and fun.
Sat., Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2010