Is Swag Green?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 4, 2009
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As seen at Naturally Boulder Days conference, Millenium Hotel, 2009.

green swag

I go to a lot of eco-responsibility-minded conferences and events—and at every one I leave with a “recyclable” (but god knows how) plastic tote bag full of samples wrapped in plastic-is-forever wrappers. Par example, yesterday, I was at a panel with four leading LOHAS/green/natural products tycoons. How many plastic bottles were on their table? Ten, give or take a few.

At least at Naturally Boulder Days, yesterday, Simply Boulder gave out full glass bottles of their delectable sauces, instead of (like most companies) little packets of promotional swag, er, near-future-landfill waste.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Is Swag Green?”

  1. […] to the entrance that you feel like you’re in the Himalayas, instant vertigo. There’s more eco schwag, a contradiction in terms, here than at any conference I’ve ever been too. It’s all food, […]