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.
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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.
Monday, April 15, 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
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.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
We learned about eco-friendly products and ways we to be part of sustainable living at the Green Living Show, which is held at the Direct Energy Centre CNE from April 13th till April 15th.
We got to know about a few neat services that are available, which are free for us to use to get rid of our garbage in an environmentally friendly way.
Here are a few:
TerraCycle: We have to sign up and tell which type of the waste we like to collect, start collecting and send it to TerraCycle using their free shipping UPS slip. The materials that are collected will be used to create new products. This operates all over the world so do your part by joining.
Recycle your electronics: For office and home electronic products.
Orange drop: They 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. I am looking forward to their recycled paint that doesn't have harmful fumes.
There were many eco-friendly options and concepts to use within the home such as rain barrels, solar powered panels, roofing, attic, green windows, water systems etc... They had a variety of gardening products and tips. There were many products related to fashion, beauty and clothing which is made using natural organic material such as pure cotton and bamboo.
The show also had companies and business that taught about healthy living yoga, exercise etc... The electronic cars on display looked really cool.
There were lots of things related to bio-diversity i.e. plants, seeds, flowers, planting with Rona and Rouge park and magazines that gave more tips about 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.
The children made this cool fish using paper plates. To make these paper plate fish they used...
yarn to hang
They cut a triangle shape on one sides of the paper plate, and stapled the triangle piece on to the opposite side (horizontally on where the cut was made).
Glued the googly eyes and decorated the fish. Punched a hole to hang the fish using yarn.
There was a lot of food to taste that were organic and healthy. They had the mushroom growing kits at the Organic Garage to grow our own oyster mushrooms at home.
I was happy to see some familiar products that were at the show.
ROM, WWF, RONA etc...
Although organic and eco-friendly products have so many benefits to all of us, they aren't very accessible. My hope is that it would become wide spread so people would be able to purchase regularly for a reasonable price.
Paying the extra cash makes many of us become reluctant to be eco-friendly in all areas of Green Living, but at the Green Living Show I felt that the long term cost to our pockets and the environment is less when we use these eco-friendly products.
Monday, April 9, 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...
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