Green Living Show 2012


Booth at the 2011 Green Living Show. Photo credit: Rafal Andronowski Photography

The Green Living Show is the biggest green consumer show in North America, focusing on sustainable lifestyles and takes place this Friday, April 13 – Saturday, April 15, 2012 at the Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON). It features all the latest and greatest green products and services available to the Canadian marketplace and this year there will be more than 424 showcasing their wares.

There will be opportunities to purchase new green products, eat the latest local and organic foods, wines and presentations on sustainable lifestyles. You would be surprised at how easy it is to live a sustainable lifestyle. Companies are finally realizing that being good to the environment can actually reap financial benefits as more and more consumers are asking for greener products. And now that there is more competition for green solutions, products are getting less expensive and more innovative. Being green is cheaper than you think!

A new feature of the show is year is Eco-Youth Day on the Friday, where elementary and secondary students can try new activities designed to engage young people in tackling environmental issues.

Another feature is the Three-Day Swap Marathon, where everyone can bring their old DVDs, CDs and vinyl and swap these for other ones. You can find more swap details here.

There will be a pavilion feature the latest eco-fashions and beauty products, as well as an area dedicated to testing the newest electric and hybrid vehicles. There will also be showcases of new solutions for saving our native flora and fauna.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults $15

Seniors $65

Students (with valid ID) $11

Children 12 and under Free if accompanied by an adult

Group Rate (15+ persons) $10/person

School Group Rate (10+ students/teachers) $6/person

Note that if you bring your e-waste, for example, your old laptops, monitors or electronic equipment, for recycling, you can attend for free!

So what are you what are you waiting for? Get on the TTC, walk or ride to the show. You’ll find that you can incorporate a more sustainable lifestyle into your daily life without much work!

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