Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre

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Media Swap at Green Living Show
Book Movie Music Eco-Swap at Green Living Show

You may have been to the Green Living Show at Toronto‘s Direct Energy Centre in past years, but the show has expanded to include more activities. The show, which takes place April 25-27 2014, now features a Fashion Accessory Swap and Media Swap where you can trade your books, CDs, and DVDs.

Media Swap at Green Living Show
Book Movie Music Eco-Swap at Green Living Show

There are several pavilions including the Urban Agriculture Pavilion where you can learn about gardening for urban spaces including balcony gardens, living walls, community gardens, gardening on roofs and vacant lots. The Ontario Culinary Explorers Pavilion allows guests to sample foods, beer and wines and talk to producers and representatives. Sample tickets are $1.

Ontario turkey vendor at Ontario Culinary Adventure Pavilion
Ontario turkey vendor at Ontario Culinary Adventure Pavilion

Some of the exhibitors include Bee Glorious, Cocoon Apothecary, Lala Soap, Purely Great, Rawleigh’s, Beaulance, Gilead Cafe, Rosewood Estates Winery, Steam Whistle Brewery, Karlo Estates, Red Canoe Bistro, Black Oak Brewing Co., Harvest Goodies, Southbrook Vineyards, Pomodoro and Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers.

Fashion Boutique at Green Living Show
Fashion Boutique at Green Living Show

Take your kids to the Kids Zone where they can participate in YMCA camp games, worm composting, upcycling clothes into useable objects and learning how to add super foods to juices and smoothies.

Test new hybrid, electric and fuel-efficient vehicles at the Green Living Test Drive.

Below are some of the guest speakers during the Green Living Show:

Friday, April 25, 2014

12 p.m. – Frankie Flowers – The Best 49 Plants for Overall Healthy You Can Grow and Find in Your Garden

3 p.m. – Jenise Lee – Greenwashing: How to Avoid Harmful Chemicals in Your Personal Care Products

5 p.m. – Kristen Ma – Ayurveda: The Healthy Sustainable Way to Beauty

5 p.m. – Craig Ballard – Putting Your Lazy Roof to Work

Saturday, April 26, 2014

12 p.m. – Bryce Wylde – Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow

1 p.m. – Joy McCarthy – Gluten-Free De-Mystified

Sunday, April 27, 2014

11 a.m. – Anastasia Vaskova – Simple Tips to Green Your Cottage

2 p.m. – Dr. Joelene Huber – Growing Kids Green

3 p.m. – Adrian Vasil – What’s In This Anyway?

The Green Living Show takes place at the Direct Energy Centre, Halls B & C, Exhibition Place from April 25-27, 2014. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets to the Green Living Show are Adult (18+) $18, online $16; Senior (65+) $14, online $12; Youth (13-17) $14, online $12; Student (with ID) $14, online $12; Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths) $64, online $40.

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    • That’s great, Maggie. I would like to do this too. Just have to figure out how to grow them without squirrels getting at them! Good luck in the contest! Lori

  1. 1) Liked on Facebook (Jay Tee)
    2) My favourite way of living green is taking public transit to work.
    3) Retweeted (@lizzysdarcy)

  2. 1) Liked on Facebook (Natalie Tam)
    2) My favourite way of living green buying locally whenever possible.
    3) Retweeted (@torlonias)

  3. My favourite way of living green is walking and taking public transit.
    El Lum on Facebook.
    @PillyJ on Twitter.
    Thanks!

  4. My favourite way of living green is riding my bike as much as I can.

    Name is set to M. ‘Mush’ Drahaman on Facebook!

  5. Thanks for the contest!My favourite way to be green is to store and transport food in re-useable containers to avoid excess packaging
    I liked you on FB as nicoleflax
    I retweeted as nicoleroannef

    • That’s a great idea re transporting food in re-useable containers, Nicole! I hope that more stores participate in this in the future. Good luck in the contest! Lori

  6. Liked on Facebook! {Rachelle T}
    Retweeted on Twitter {@privyseel}
    My favourite way of living green is using a stainless steel water bottle. It’s always by my side!

  7. 1) Liked on Facebook (Leonardo Dell’Anno)
    2) My favourite way of living green bringing my own reusable bags when I go shopping!
    3) Retweeted (@usualsuspectguy)

  8. 1) My favorite way of living green is limiting myself to one bag of garbage a month. Everything else is compost or recycling!
    2) Retweeted (@AliMcWill)

  9. 1) Liked on Facebook (Yuen Ch)
    2) My favourite way of living green is to recycle everyday and reuse as much empty paper as I can!
    3) Retweeted (cassey48)

  10. My favourite way of living green is to buy what I need, to use what I have; and, to give away to others or recycle what I no longer need.

  11. step 1) liked on facebook (mike truong)

    step 2)My favourite way of living green is…
    growing my own vegetables, composting any waste back into my soil (keeping my cool wormy friends indoors in the winter) and sharing the harvest with my neighbours

    thank you!

  12. My favourite way of living green is going to farmer’s markets and buying locally grown produce and “happily raised” meats. It is fun, I get to known the farmers and I get to learn about what they do and how they grow such fantastic food for me.

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