Sunday, 14 December 2008 07:37

Eco Gift Fest - quick overview

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I had a blast at the Eco Gift Festival today. I got there at 1pm and stayed until it closed at 8pm (I didn't want to leave!), then went to the after-party at Wokcano.
The vibe there was so wonderful and inspirational. I spent most of my time listening to speakers, but did a little shopping - I might go back tomorrow to buy more. If you're in the area you must go! 
I'm putting together a video and will be writing a piece on my experience, but here's a quick overview.
  • My day started with Josh Tickell's talk on oil. I can't wait to see his film "Fuel"
  • I grabbed lunch at O! Burger, which I've been meaning to try for a while - delicious!
  • Had the pleasure of listening to Arianna Huffington, who is an amazing, intelligent woman.
  • Fell even more in love with TOMS while listening to Blake Mycoskie talk about the company - can't wait to get my Wrap Boots for Christmas!
  • Gained greater appreciation for Urth Caffe while listening to Shallom Berkman describe the process. They passed out free samples!
  • Watched Scott Badenoch in awe - he had some excellant things to say about social green media, and the process of going green. I can't wait to check out Creative Citizen.
  • Laughed along with the audience during Waylon Lewis' talk and interviews of Rainbeau Mars, Malika Chopra, Max Simon, and Seane Corn
  • Spent the last 30 minutes checking out the vendors and buying some gifts. 
  • Enjoyed the after party at Wokcano for about 2 hours. Met some nice people. Enjoyed the completely vegetarian hor d'oeurves and vegan/organic wine by Frey
There were 150 vendor booths at the festival, so it was overwhelming. Here are some of my favorites:
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