We asked the greenest elves, those who work at the Ecology Action Centre, what they'd recommend for gifts this holiday season.
Conscientious consumption continued
Jennifer West's tips:
ICC cooking classes: Offered throughout the year, cost is $115 for four lessons. 453-5327 or firstname.lastname@example.org. | Oceanstone Inn and Cottages* in Peggys Cove, 823-2160, oceanstone.ns.ca | Irwin Lake Chalets in Old Barns, 895-2663, irwinlakechalets.com. | Hatfield Farms in Hammonds Plains: A 30-minute, sleigh ride costs $65 during the daytime, or $90 for an evening ride. 835-5676 or hatfieldfarm.com.
Janet Barlow's tips:
Remedy Spa, 1546 Granville Street, 425-7586, remedyspa.com. Prices and sumptuous packages vary in price. | That Dutchman's Cheese, denhoek.ca/pages/cheese.aspx. Farmstead Gouda, and the famous Dragon's Breath blue cheese, vary in price.
Jenn McGowan's tips:
Bike Again, 2786 Agricola Street. Refurbished bikes and DIY repair shop. Prices for bikes vary depending on income/effort. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 9pm, every first and third Tuesday is for women and trans identified folk, 6pm-8pm. ecologyaction.ca/content/bike-again | Freewheeling Adventures in Hubbards, 800-672-0775, freewheeling.ca. Prices vary on adventure packages to exotic destinations.
Shannon Arnold's tips:
Off The Hook, Atlantic Canada's first Community Supported Fishery, will offer holiday lobster on December 24, 11am-1pm and December 30, 11am-1pm, in the courtyard at the Halifax Historic Farmers' Market (Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water Street, 423-2279). You must order in advance at offthehookcsf.ca | The Coastal Cafe, 2731 Robie Street, 405-4022, thecoastal.ca | FRED. beauty food art, 2606 Agricola Street, 455-9438, fredsalon.ca | Mary's Place, 2752 Robie Street, 454-2558
Marla MacLeod's tips:
J.W. Doull, 1684 Barrington Street, 429-1652; The Jade W, 5233 Prince Street, 423-5233 and Back Pages, 1526 Queen Street, 423-4750. | The Impossible Pie in Halifax. Mostly local, mostly organic, all delicious, prepared foods delivered to your door. Share prices vary on dietary preference. theimpossiblepie.comCORRECTION:
The dates for the Off The Hook holiday lobster as initially provided were incorrect. The correct information has been added above. The Coast regrets the error.