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Green & clean at the Charleston Green Fair

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Turns out it is easy being green. Sunday’s Green Fair in Marion Square had something for everyone: adults, kids, and even dogs. Kids participated in the Eco-Carnival games, added to the bottle cap mosaic, and slid down the giant inflatable dolphin slide, while their parents enjoyed SweetWater brews in the beer garden. The sweltering heat couldn’t stop the canine crowd, with water bowls set up just for them throughout the park.

The Calhoun Street side of the fair hosted an art walk, featuring work from 21 local artists and galleries. Tents of exhibitors had advice on how to make your home eco-friendly, and a few even gave out samples (score!). Bikers had no fear that their green rides would be stolen, as Trek Bikes of Mt. Pleasant provided a bike valet to watch their bikes for them.

In the Sustainable Seafood Cooking Competition, chefs from Jasmine Porch at Kiawah, Middleton Place Restaurant, and Wild Dunes resort, and more created delectable meals to be judged by festival-goers. While jamming to the sounds of Jesse Colin Young (who sang "Get Together" twice) and other bands, attendees chowed down on food from Taco Boy, Street Food, Good Dog Hot Dogs, and more. The most green thing about the fair is that just about every piece of trash, food or otherwise, was recycled or composted.

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