Most holidays aren't particularly eco-friendly. Christmas, with its wrapping paper, plastic packaging, batteries, decorative lights, and extra travel is particularly taxing on the environment. Fortunately, the 7th Annual Green Gifts Fair will provide ideas as to how to lessen our carbon footprint this season. Here, shoppers will find over 70 gift vendors to peruse. They can get fashion ideas at the runway show featuring the hottest winter looks. Folks can learn how to mix less toxic household cleaners, make their own cloth gift bags, play Eco-Twister, and color with paraffin-free crayons. There will also be tasty cooking demos, talks on how to throw green holiday parties, kids' activities, live music, and other fun happenings throughout the market. Looking to get there without using a car? Download a pass on the event's website, and ride the bus and light rail for free. Visit www.doitgreen.org for details.
Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012