Green Festival

Depending on whom you talk to, we might be in a recession right now. By “we,” I mean everybody but pot dealers and so-called “green vendors.” They’re in fat city. How do I know this? Because my domestic partner sells recycled office products, and we’re fucking loaded. Indeed, cost is hardly the only motivation for corporations large and small to green themselves up; global weirding and a public that all but demands responsibility in that area is enough to do the trick. And goddammit if this outcry hasn’t spawned a massive, enviro-friendly shadow industry that sells everything from doggy biscuits to mutual funds—all certifiably organic and shade-grown, of course. Green business is all grownzed up; witness its meteoric maturation at the Convention Center this weekend, with Amy Goodman, Thom Hartmann, and Seattle’s own Greg Nickels featured as speakers. Green Festival, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place. $5–$15. 10 a.m.–8 p.m. (Continues 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun., April 13.) MIKE SEELY

Sat., April 12, 10 a.m.; Sun., April 13, 11 a.m., 2008

 
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