The Green Festival environmental fair is this weekend in Seattle
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Exhibits, workshops and speakers on four stages Saturday and Sunday will address healthful, sustainable practices including solar power, green parenting, saving Puget Sound, eco-tourism, green remodeling, gardening, the slow life movement, electric vehicles, green tech, ecological economics and a host of other grass-roots solutions.
Browse the green consumer showcase with fair trade and eco-shopping, natural pets section and community action center, or check out Sunday's Green Film Festival and play and learn with your kids in the Green Kids Zone. Take a break with organic dining, local beer and wine sampling and music stage entertainment.
Get creative, stylish and green at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama giant clothing swap and do-it-yourself workshop with ideas and tools to transform used clothes into a creative, personal fashion statement. Bring clothing to donate and/or clothing you'd like to change or embellish and join in on the communal creativity. On-site recycling is available for personal e-waste including laptops, cellphones, PDAs, CDs and household batteries.
Representatives of the Duwamish Tribe, Chief Seattle's First People and traditional Suquamish song and dance open the festival at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and several community choirs provide the Seattle Joins Together in Song closing ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday. Ride your bike to the festival for $5 off admission (with free, secure bike parking), or come by monorail for $5 off admission.
Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Swap-O-Rama-Rama noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cost: Tickets at the door, $15/weekend pass; $10/weekend pass for seniors, students, union members with ID and people who arrive by bicycle and use Bike Valet parking; ages 11 and younger free. $5 off admission with donation of three or more books to benefit BetterWorld.com program promoting education for girls in developing countries; $5 off admission for those with ticket showing arrival by monorail.
Location: Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle.
Getting there: Convention Center Garage entrance is on Eighth Avenue between Seneca and Pike streets. For bus information, call Metro Transit at 206-553-3000 or tripplanner.metrokc.gov.
More information: 206-694-5000 or www.greenfestivals.org.
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