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29 February 2008,     VANCOUVER
Green Living Show kicks off this weekend in Vancouver

The Green Living Show takes place this weekend at BC Place. The show, put on by Green Living Enterprises and Green Living Magazine, will promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle to consumers. It will feature 200 exhibits highlighting green lifestyle products, including home insulation from recycled cotton and blue jeans, to pesticide-free, cotton baby clothing.

 

Green living is “top of mind in terms of issue, politically, socially for Canadians” says Vel Omazic, marketing director. “People are actively looking to live healthier and greener.”

Omazic says education is a key component of the show. Experts in the field are brought in to meet and speak with consumers, and instruct them on how to engage in green living day-to-day. Speakers include explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier, co-founder of Greenpeace International Rex Weyler and others.

The show also includes a “green extravaganza.” Consumers have the chance to have their picture taken while hugging a 30-foot Western Red Cedar, drive eco-friendly cars and watch eco-friendly fashion shows. Chefs will also cook examples of green-friendly meals.

The show is $12 for adults at the door, $9 for students and free for children under 12. Discounted ticket prices can be found on the show’s website.

The first Green Living Show took place last year in Toronto and attracted 20,000 consumers; 12,000-15,000 attendees are expected this year.

— Michelle Singerman
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