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Idaho Green Expo

Saturday, May 14, at the Boise Centre


The old adage, "Lend your money and lose your friend," can be unfortunately accurate. But even if you long ago put the kibosh on loaning money to your pals, there's always the occasional dog-eared book or beloved pair of platforms that get lent out and never come back.

Not anymore. Swap Co-op offers an online space for friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to lend out their stuff with an added dash of accountability. According to, it works like this:

"You list your stuff, your friends list theirs. Then, when you need that book for class, or paint sprayer for the house or new video game, you can find it, check it out and set a return date."

Swap Co-op is one of hundreds of businesses that will be participating in the fourth annual Idaho Green Expo on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, at the Boise Centre. Produced by Green Works Idaho and presented by Exergy development group, Idaho Green Expo provides Boiseans with an opportunity to learn about--and pick up free swag from--area green businesses.

Participating businesses are subdivided into categories like greening your home; greening your garden; green building and sustainable development; energy conservation and recycling; food and agriculture; sustainability education; air quality and transportation; community action and involvement; green lifestyles and health and wellness.