GreenFest is kind of where going green and being real meet. 

This "Showcase of Innovation" is where people hang out, share ideas and educate each other on how to make our lives not just greener, but easier.

"Find out how salt, water and vinegar can be more powerful than bleach," the website reads. "Try out apps that can make your life easier and our world greener. Discover ways to grow a mini-farm in your kitchen. See how easy it is to give new purpose to household objects. Appreciate art and jewelry made from recycled materials."

The event is free and includes music, inspirational speakers, an eco-fashion show with upcycled fashions and opportunities to drive an electric car.

The ninth annual Boston Greenfest is going on from Aug. 19 through Aug. 21 at Boston City Hall Plaza, Faneuil Hall and the adjacent Sam Adams Park starting at noon each day.

Boston's No. 1 paper, Metro, is the premier media sponsor of this event.

Derek Kouyoumjian and Kimberly M. Aquilina contributed to this report.