Showing posts with label green living show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label green living show. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Free Tickets to the Green Living Show

We love going to the Green Living Show in Toronto every year, and have been enjoying the wealth of knowledge at the show for the past four years. I am excited that the show will be held from March 27 to 31st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year’s show will have an impressive line up of speakers and more than 400 exhibitors representing the best in local and organic food, eco-fashion, natural beauty, fitness, hybrid and electrical vehicles and more - all under one roof.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Win Tickets to Green Living Show Toronto April 2014

My family and I enjoy going to the Green Living Show because it has lots of information about how we can lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Check out our experience and highlights of the show from 2012 and 2013. The Green Living Show is North America’s largest consumer show. During the three-day event it offers inspiration for all ages and features influential speakers, innovative products, educational demonstrations and fun activities for the entire family. 
The show will be held between April 25th to 27th at the Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place (100 Princes Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3). There will be 450 carefully selected companies and green businesses offering the latest products and services across all lifestyle categories. We can learn how to achieve optimum health naturally, taste delicious local food, experience and shop amazing fashion, beauty, home and children's products. 

It is a place where we can bring the whole family to see the latest innovations, play in the Kids Zone and test drive the latest fuel efficient cars, electric vehicles and bikes. We will also be able to enjoy the cooking stage, interactive displays, fashion show, mini makeovers, travel adventures, seminars, workshops, demos and support the top health and environmental organizations. Be inspired to lead a healthier sustainable lifestyle. 

Giveaway:
2 winners will be picked on April 20th. This giveaway is open to those who can attend the show. Each winner will get 2 adult admission tickets to the Green living show. Enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win.
Update: The winners are April and Natalie

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Our Experience and Pictures from the Green Living Show 2013

We went to the Green Living Show 2013 that was held at Direct Energy Centre from April 12th-14th. This is North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This family event offered us lots of inspiration as it featured innovative products, educational demonstrations and fun activities. 

There were over 400 companies present at the event that taught and showed their automotive/innovative technology, health, beauty, fashion, home products and services.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Green Living Show Toronto in April 2013

We had a wonderful experience last year at the Green Living Show and are looking forward to attend this year as well. The Green Living Show 2013 will be from April 12-14th at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.  We will be able to shop, taste, learn, play and be inspired by speakers, products, services and innovations that are positively impacting our health and the earth.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Green Living show 2012 experience

We learned about eco-friendly products and ways we can to be part of sustainable living at the Green Living Show, which will be held at the Direct Energy Centre CNE from April 13th till April 15th.
At the show, we got to know about free services such as getting rid of our garbage in an environmentally friendly way. For example, using TerraCycle. Once, we sign up and tell which type of the waste we like to get rid of, we can start collecting and then send it to TerraCycle using their free shipping UPS slip. The materials that are collected will be used to create new products. TerraCycle operates all over the world. Recycle your electronics is a service that helps us get rid of office and home electronic products. Orange drop can be used to safely dispose our hazardous waste free of charge. Household hazardous wastes should not be thrown in the garbage or down the drain. We can take it to municipal HHW depot collection event or take the paint and batteries to a retail drop-off location. Put your postal code on the side bar and search for the collection depots. 
There were other companies that offer eco-friendly options and ways we can make our home greener, for example using rain barrels, solar powered panels, roofing, green windows, water systems, and more. They had a variety of gardening products and tips. There were many products related to fashion, beauty and clothing which were made using natural organic material such as pure cotton and bamboo. The show had companies and business that taught about healthy living by adding yoga and exercise to our daily routine. The electronic cars on display looked really cool.
There were lots of things related to bio-diversity such as plants, seeds, flowers, planting with Rona and Rouge park and magazines that has tips on how we can be part of cultivating a green city.
We spent a lot of time at the Eco-zone which had lots of hand-on children friendly things to do. They had reptiles to touch. There were lots of playhouses and toys built with cardboard. Children mixed clay, soil and wildflower seeds and made seed balls to plant. I found out that there was corn-based glue from Elmer's. The ROM had organized a booth where we learned about some creatures found in the oceans in Canada.
We made cool fish using paper plates. The paper plate fish were made using...

paper plates
googly eyes
glue
markers
yarn to hang

Cut a triangle shape on one sides of the paper plate for the mouth. Staple this triangle piece on the opposite side, horizontally from where the cut was made for the tail.
Glue the googly eyes and decorate the fish. Punch a hole to hang the fish using yarn.
There were lots of organic and healthy food to taste. They had mushroom growing kits at the Organic Garage so we can try our hand at growing our own oyster mushrooms at home.

I was happy to see familiar products such as Green toysKicking horse coffeeOrganic MeadowThree Farmers Camelina oilTIFFRough park, ROM, WWF, and RONA. 

Organic and eco-friendly products have so many benefits to all of us, however they aren't very accessible. My hope is that it would become wide spread so people would be able to purchase these regularly for a reasonable price. Although, paying the extra cash makes us reluctant to take a step towards eco-friendly options, at the Green Living Show we felt that the long term cost would be less and the impact on the environment would also be less when we use eco-friendly products.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Green living show 2012

The Green living show, North America's largest green consumer event will be held from April 13th to 15th at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition place. There will be over 400+ exhibitors and companies in Canada that will exhibit all types of product categories; energy, food & beverage, health & wellness, home & garden, transportation, eco-tourism & recreation, fashion & beauty...
Here is the schedule
Friday April 13th 10 AM to 9 PM
Saturday April 14th 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday April 15th 10 AM to 6 PM

Free admission If you bring electronic waste to recycle sponsored by Samsung and Sears. Children under 12 years accompanied by adults get in for free as well, a good opportunity to teach children about green living.
Elementary schools get in for free when they participate in the Passion for E-recycling school challenge.
Join other green-minded Canadians, learn and enjoy from these fabulous attractions. Some of the cool ones :)

EcoKids Zone sponsored by Earth Day Canada will provide entreating workshops to create crafts, seed balls, eco activities and live animal presentations.

Learn about the importance of birds for the ecosystem and watch live bird attractions

Interactive exhibition about Canada's oceans

Explore new innovative electric mobility technologies hands-on at the vehicle show and test drive environmentally friendly automotive.

Bring your bikes, there will be valet bike parking weather permitting.

Swap your pre-loved DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs

There will be a farm fresh fare with restaurant chefs making gourmet meals using Ontario grown ingredients. Part of the proceeds from the Farm Fresh Fare ticket sales will go to Evergreen's children's food program and Slow food Toronto's learning garden programs.

There will be an Eco fashion show, farmer's market, job forum and lots more...

Follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. Looking forward to see you guys there :)
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