Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on November 23, 2007
Are you dreaming of a green Christmas? Well, if you live in an area without snow, like Southern California, you’re always in luck.
Unless, of course, the green you’re dreaming of is Green. In that case, you might want to start scouring your local mall for sustainable and responsible prezzies for your friends and loved ones. Or you can check out the Eco Gift Expo in Los Angeles on December 15th and 16th. Founded by environmentalist and marketing expert Tommy Rosen, and presented by sponsors Whole Foods and The Los Angeles Times, this eco-holiday shopping extravaganza promises to be a unique and rewarding shopping adventure for the environmentally and socially conscious consumer.
This large-scale green boutique will feature scads of eco-conscious vendors, all evaluated by Rosen and his team for values of quality, sustainability and ethics. Reusable shopping bags will be provided for use by Whole Foods, while the L.A. Times will offer complimentary recycled newspaper gift wrapping.
Says Rosen: “The Eco Gift Expo will be a wonderful place where people can connect with eco-conscious companies and buy unique, elegant, sophisticated gifts, which add value to our lives — whether it is a unique piece of jewelry, stylish eco-clothing, natural cosmetics or a skateboard made of bamboo. We are creating a great shopping experience that involves less stress, less waste and more enjoyment.”
In addition to great holiday wares, the Eco Gift Expo will be teeming with music, magicians, juggers, minstrels, veggie snacks and waiters handing out organic chocolates. I don’t know about you, but I’ll go just about anywhere for jugglers for chocolate. But I’m getting there early, because the first 750 people through the door will be given complimentary gift bags filled with cool products and samples.
Less waste, less stress, chocolates and free stuff. Sounds good to me. Besides, nothing says “I love you” like saving the planet.
The Eco Gift Expo will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on December 15 and 16. Tickets are available here. A percentage with benefit Global Green USA and Whole Planet Foundation.