The ReDirect Guide Green Sprouts Festival is coming to Portland, Oregon soon. I'm going to be there - probably taking...
The ReDirect Guide Green Sprouts Festival is coming to Portland, Oregon soon. I'm going to be there - probably taking tons of notes and photos about new green baby gear. If you live in Oregon or Washington, your family should plan on attending as well.

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The Green Sprouts Festival is an eco-friendly, fun and educational one-day event for the whole family that celebrates and promotes the nurturing of life through nature. Topics are all earth-friendly in nature and range from pregnancy to childhood. Some of the topics highlighted will include:
  • Baby Shower Alternatives
  • Natural Childbirth Options
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • To Vaccinate or Not
  • Baby Sling Alternatives
  • Connecting Community & Co-Ops
  • Child Care Alternatives
  • Saving Green while Staying Green
  • Introduction to Education forums
  • Natural Pediatrics Health
  • and more…

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A huge list of exhibitors are attending with booths related to amazing gear, services, and educational experiences that cater to eco-friendly families. Some highlights I pulled out from the exhibitor list include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Birthing Services
  • Breastfeeding
  • Doula Services
  • Energy Work & Healing
  • Herbs and herbalists
  • Holistic Practitioners
  • Mercury free dentistry
  • Natural birthing options
  • Spas - Beauty & Day
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kids Activities
  • Ecotravel Activities & Education
  • Baby Carriers & Slings
  • Baby Clothes
  • Babywearing
  • Bamboo Clothing
  • Children’s Apparel
  • Diapers: Cloth & Alternatives
  • Eco Baby Gear
  • Organic Clothing
  • Recycled Clothing and Products
  • Toys: Handmade, Plastic-Free
  • Grocers - Organic & Natural
  • Organic and Natural Food Delivery
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Goods & Services
  • Alternative Energy
  • Bamboo Home accessories
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Energy Conservation & Green Power
  • Fair trade products
  • Native & Organic Gardening
  • Pesticide Free yard care
  • Solar Products & Services
  • Weatherization
  • Wind Power
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Car pooling
  • Co-ops
  • Daycares
  • Early Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Green Parenting
  • Socially Responsible Investing
There’s also going to be live music and sing alongs, lady bug nature walks, baby sling fashion show, children’s clothing, book & toy swap, arts & crafts, and more. VERY cool!

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Green Sprouts is a zero-waste event. Recycling and composting receptacles will be available as well as a diaper changing area. Green Sprouts is asking folks to limit bringing disposable items and that you practice a pack-in/pack-out approach for any items that can’t be recycled or composted. They also encourage public transportation for getting to the event. Dates & Time: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10 AM to 5 PM Where: Peninsula Park, Portland, OR Admission: $3.00 suggested donation that will benefit Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative If you live in the Pacific Northwest I'll see you there!

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