by Dawn Quirk
This past weekend Hynes Convention Center was abuzz with dozens of green vendors peddling everything from organic vodka to reusable diapers in the down:2:earth convention.
Of the dozens of vendors, there were quite a few with unique approaches to recycling. One of the more interesting products was an originally crafted and biodegradable casket or Ecopod, made from recycled paper. FINALLY you can even lessen your eco-impact after death. Touting the headline, “grave concerns, natural solutions”, Mourning Dove Studios is a great example of the diversity of corporations offering “green” options for everyday living (here and beyond).
Aside from recycled coffins, one could find any variety of recycled homeware and gifts. Preserve bySadly, Recycline, makes all their goods, which include toothbrushes, razors, tableware, kitchen gadgets and toothpicks from 100% recycled plastics. Although the convention is over, Recycline products are available in many local grocery stores. If it’s fashion that interests you, you will love Ella Vickers- Recycled Sailcloth Collection. If art is your passion, Artists for Humanity had wonderful tables made from magazines on display. Click here to check them out. Greenward, located right in Porter Square showcased elegant, attractive and functional eco-modern goods.
Sadly, d2e is over and may not be back for another year. Luckily, you can still check out their website to see what you missed, how you can learn more and why you should attend next year.