Andrea Gomez

Shop for natural clothes, try some healthy eats, and shop for green goods on Santa Monica's Main Street

Sunset  – December 18, 2008

Why go in winter: Fulfill your New Year’s resolutions for a healthy body and planet.

The green scene’s main drag: Main St., between Wadsworth Ave. and Pacific St.

Dress code: Hard Tail yoga clothes, surf shorts, organic cotton and hemp sundresses, flip-flops.

Ride code: Bikes, hybrid cars, and BMWs converted to run on vegetable oil.

City bragging rights: Ninth greenest in the United States.

Most sustainable spot in town: Santa Monica Main Street Community Gardens (2200 Main St.; 310/458-8300).

Number of garden plots: 68

Best brew: Organic Spirit Mint tea at Urth Caffé ($; 2327 Main St.; 310/314-7040).

Number of parks in town: 26

Where to pick up a Buddha: Thai Teak Furniture (2400 Main St.; 310/581-4255).

Get a free green-design consult:  Green Building Resource Center (call for hours; 2218 Main St.).

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