Cities are funny places. We need buildings and roads, concrete and density, but crave green spaces. And once that green space is gone, it’s pretty hard to get it back. But imagine if there was a way to transform a concrete corner in to a pop-up park? There’s pop-up stores, so why not pop-up green spaces to remind us all of the importance of nature not only to our communities, but to our souls?
There’s lots of interesting eco-news floating around out there this week, including what’s happening with BPA liners in cans, a new portable solar panel product launch, and Oysters!
Are you at loose ends this weekend? This sounds like a fantastic Green event for you Toronto folk – the LiveGreen Toronto Festival at Yonge and Dundas square, this Saturday from 11-8 pm. There will be a green Street Market, a fun Kids Zone, A Swapsity Swap zone, super informative and interactive presentations on the community stage and super fun and danceable entertainment on the main stage. Lots more information on their website – hop on a subway and come on down for a fun green afternoon!
I spent the day at the Green Living Show in Toronto yesterday – also known as Nirvana for green geeks, homebuilders, fashionistas and more – and had loads of great chats with fellow eco-minded individuals and vendors. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come (just a quick post because I’m heading back today – and so should you! Get your tickets online!) (more…)
Hiho, Toronto folk: The weekend of May 1-4 will bring to you the inaugural Green + Good Market, a collaborative natural beauty pop-up hosted by Fresh Faced and Health Hut. (more…)
Spring means it’s time for the Green Living Show in Toronto! This is the premier eco-show in Canada, with over 400 exhibitors, 5 main stages and loads of fun. Hosted at the cavernous Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, this show will not only feature tons of new products and innovations in the eco-space, you will also find something for absolutely everyone in your family from the youngest to the youngest at heart. (more…)
Hey, Ottawa! Looking for something to do this weekend? Join Terra20 this Saturday, April 19 for their Earth Day Celebration. It’s at their Pinecrest location from 12-4 pm. They’ll have great kid-friendly activities like coloring on plantable seed paper, meeting wiggly hungry composting worms, eco-friendly manicures and more. And Mom and Dad can learn about the benefits of Solar from the good folks at Ottawa Solar Power from 1-1:30 in-store. (more…)
Green Folk: Don’t forget, the Green Living Show – the most awesome eco-show of the year – is taking place this weekend, April 15-17, at Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. This year’s show looks like the best yet, with amazing main stage speakers such as Rachelle Lefevre and Sarah Harmer, fantastic attractions such as the Green Business Forum and the awesome new Green Jobs Forum, and over 400 exhibitors of fantastic eco-friendly products. You can take a break and grab a sustainable bite at the delicious Farm Fresh Fare and even take home some goodies from the new Good Eats Market. (more…)
It’s that time again! This year on Earth Day, the Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair will be happening again at the RA Centre on Riverside Drive in Ottawa, celebrating Green Living ideas, products and services. A fantastic day is planned, with excellent exhibitors such as Ecocentrik Apparel, Eco-TAV Creations, ecomama and more, food exhibits including The Red Apron and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Association, and much much more. Much more. There’s also an eco-artist display and the Eco-award ceremonies recognizing individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made a significant contribution to protecting the environment and promoting conservation and sustainability. And, awesome? Admission and parking are both free (especially bike parking.) See you there!
The Green Living Show is on again from April 23-25 at Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. This show is fantastic. It’s Canada’s largest green consumer show, with 400+ exhibits, a wonderful sustainable food court, excellent new vendors, green seminars and more. Last year I found an amazing number of new eco-products that have made it into rotation for everyday use around here. If you’re in the GTA or can make it there that weekend, this is an excellent, informative and entertaining way to spend an afternoon – and you’ll also get fabulous deals on some of your favourite eco-brands. In addition, the Green Toronto Awards are taking place on Friday. The City of Toronto’s environmental awards of excellence honour and celebrate the individuals, organizations and companies leading the way to a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.
And hey, guess what? As part of the Green Living Network, I’ve scored some tickets to give away – whooohoooo! Just reply in the comments and let me know which of the attractions you’ll be looking forward to the most. Leave your comment – and a way for me to contact you – by Wednesday April 14 to ensure I can get the tickets to you on time.
But even if you don’t get a ticket here, don’t worry. Just bring some electronic waste for recycling, and Samsung will pick up your admission ticket. Not a bad deal.
See you at the show!