Washington City Paper looks for the next BIG GREEN idea at The Green Festival!

Congratulations to the winner! The # 1 Biggest Green Idea won a $100 Gift Certificate to Greater Goods and a Washington City Paper gift package valued at $200!

Washington City paper joined over 25,000 local green activists at the annual Green Festival that was held on November 8-9 at the DC Convention Center. Sticking with the festival’s theme of finding green solutions, we asked Green Fest-goers to tell us how they would reuse a City Paper. Over 1000 attendees shared their ideas, ranging from the politically sensitive to the ecologically sensible. Check out the top ten below!

TOP TEN BIG GREEN IDEAS

#10 BIG GREEN IDEA
Make shoes! I have actually done this and so has my daughter. We love City Paper!
-Aravinda Bel Air, MD

#9 BIG GREEN IDEA
I would use City Paper as gift wrap to make gifts for my Minnesotan relatives. “So D.C.”
– Liz, Washington, DC

#8 BIG GREEN IDEA
Share it!
– Anonymous

#7 BIG GREEN IDEA
Stuff a bass drum to dampen the sound. Word!
– Ben Reigner Alexandria, VA

#6 BIG GREEN IDEA
Well, actually I simply recycle my City Paper, but here’s a fun green idea: cutting out photos, quotes, attitudes, etc, to make my own theme coffee table books. Like one book would be “sex in DC,” one would be “people in DC,” “community redevelopment,” etc.
– Debbie, Alexandria, VA

#5 BIG GREEN IDEA
White House Lawn – use five acres as a veggie garden with a White House farmer to attend to the veggie garden. The Paper’s used as mulch.
– Bisson, Washington, VT

#4 BIG GREEN IDEA
I’d make little pots to grow seeds and when the plants were big enough, I could put the plant and pot in the ground.
– Michelle, Montgomery Village, MD

#3 BIG GREEN IDEA
Shred the newspaper. Put in bucket of water overnight or longer. Form “balls” out of mush. Dry in sun. Use as charcoal for fires.
– Katie Reidy, Washington, DC

#2 BIG GREEN IDEA
I would reuse it to roll up a big fat joint.
– Matt, Manassas, VA

THE BIGGEST GREEN IDEA!
Logical – line the cat box.
Not so logical – use it as a diaper for a Republican.
-Linda, MD

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