Friday, September 28, 2012

Green Living Expo 2012, DC

On a beautiful Saturday morning, I thought it would be nice to check out the 4th Annual Green Living Expo in DC put on by Live Green. I had never been before so I figured it couldn't hurt to check it out. The expo took place on the campus of UDC in a courtyard. There were many booths including green businesses, organizations, a couple of food vendors.

Vegan Outreach was there representing, as always.

As was Compassion Over Killing and A Well-Fed World.

I did discover a few new companies/organizations that I hadn't heard of before like EcoWomen, which is a volunteer-run organization that offers networking opportunities for women environmental advocates. They host book clubs, picnics, hiking outings, green living workshops, and speakers. Pretty cool!

I also discovered Relay Foods, which is an online grocery store that allows you to order food from local farms and unique food purveyors, then pick it up at a pick-up location of your choice. They had a lot of cool things that are hard to find in this area. What a great idea!

For lunch, I got to choose between Green Plate Catering and Everlasting Life.  I had never heard of Green Plate and was excited to meet another businesswoman making a career in catering. Although Green Plate isn't exclusively vegetarian or vegan, they do cater to that clientele. I tried their Chesapeake Corn Cake Sliders, Curried No Chix Salad, and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which were all really good. It's great to know that there is yet another option in DC.

After eating, I walked over to the speakers area and caught the last of the Food Choices and the Environment panel led by John Camp of Vegan Outreach and a representative from Compassion Over Killing. There were many other speakers as well and a cooking demonstration.

It was a nice way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Live Green for putting this on!

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