Going Green

The internationally renowned and ever so wise Kermit the frog once said “It’s not easy being green.”

But this is also the frog who is pursuing an inter-species relationship with an abusive pig. (I mean pig in the biological sense, not as in “you chauvenist ____”)

Maybe kermit doesn’t have it all figured out.  Maybe is easy to be green? And maybe these events will help you do it (all while being completely free!)

First off, what’s greener than a farmers market? The Sunday HOPE Farmers Market is a weekly community gathering space where local farmers, artisans, community groups, families, and urban consumers can find fresh foods, community programs, artistic creations, agricultural education and wellness workshops. This unique weekly gathering is platform to introduce local artists and Austin residents to surrounding area farms, healthy lifestyle companies, education in the arts and local community volunteer programs. The HOPE Farmers Market is a project brought to the Austin community by the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign and takes place 10-2 every Sunday at the Pine Street Station – 414 Waller St.

The second greenest thing I can think of, is a resale shop.  Re-using and recycling gently used clothing and furniture is not only good for the environment, its also good for the pocketbook.  But St. Vincent de Paul thrift store on South Congress is taking it a step further by not only recycling gently used clothing and furniture but promoting and introducing new art at the same time.  The unique exhibit which will be on display in the store’s front windows is entitled ‘Rear View‘.  It features a series of vintage cars published in the current summer issue of Borderlands. Viewing is free daily and visitors are encouraged to shop at the store during store hours.

Our final listing may not be as environmentally friendly as the others, but it is still by all accounts green.  This showing of Carlo Gozzi’s Commedia Dell’arte play “The Green Bird” even has green in the name.  The play follows a pair of twins through a magical land in attempts to discover their identities when greed, power, and vanity get in the way. Ultimately, they must rely on a mysterious and magical green bird to save them. The show takes place at the ever so interesting (and incredibly environmentally friendly) Cathedral of Junk and there is no admission.  The show runs for the next two weeks Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 pm.

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