Unearth the Greenest Places in D.C.
The greenest places in D.C. are dedicated to helping the residents of our nation’s capitol improve their lives through eco-friendly choices. Typically, yellow and blue make green, but in Washington, D.C., red and blue unite for green, too.
Washington, D.C. is alive with green businesses, from markets and restaurants with locally grown produce to stores with vegan pet food or energy-saving electronics. If you think the nation’s capital is only full of hot air, you might be surprised at the following down-to-earth, environmentally friendly places located throughout the city.
The Green Festival
What: Global Exchange and Green America (formerly Co-Op America) will join together Oct. 23-24 for the Green Festival, a sustainable living festival and celebration of green initiatives in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The event will feature more than 125 speakers, 350 green businesses, how-to workshops, green films, a Fair Trade pavilion, yoga classes, organic beer, organic cuisine and live music.
Where: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Mom’s Organic Market
What: So this organic market isn’t actually in D.C.; it’s in Alexandria, Va. (and four Maryland locations), but it’s worth the drive. Mom’s Organic Market carries organic and local produce, raw and vegan treats, multiple flavors of vegan jerky, and natural toiletries, vitamins, pet food, cleaning products and beauty products. Purchase grains, rice, beans, granola and spices in bulk, and sip on organic, fair-trade, free coffee while you shop. Plus, these stores are operated on 100 percent wind-generated power.
Where: 3831 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305
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