Green Toronto Festival

On May 23 and 24, 2008, the Green Toronto Festival returns to Yonge-Dundas Square. This awesome (and free!) gathering will have more than 100 exhibits of green products and services, logally grown food, live bands and special guest speakers – all in a car free environment.

On Friday, they are having a “kids’ day” where there will be tons of activities targeted towards students and teachers between 10 am and 4 pm. Interactive exhibits, live shows, buskers and face painting – it’s all there!

Exhibitors at the show include ecochick favourite Passenger Pigeon , cool green coupon book The Little Green Book of Big Savings, eco-fashion shop Heart On Your Sleeve and plenty more. In addition, Fashion Takes Action is sponsoring the Green Fashion Zone – a collection of 12 vendors who specialize in green fashion and accessories.

Check it out – May 23 and 24, at Yonge-Dundas Square.

UPDATED: Toronto Green Living Show: Ticket giveaway and ticket discount for ecochick readers!

UPDATED: Good news: The awesome folks at the Green Living show have provided us with 3 pairs of tickets to give away to lucky ecochick readers!

If you’re going to be in Toronto this weekend and want to attend the Green Living Show, here’s what you do: Simply check out the Green Living Show Website and take a look at who’s going to be exhibiting, speaking or presenting. Then leave me a comment below and tell me what it is you’re most looking forward to seeing at the show. Is it a certain thought-provoking seminar? A specific funky eco-vendor? The options are endless. Just post your pick in the comments by Thursday, April 24 at 12 Noon eastern daylight time and I’ll let you know that afternoon if you’re one of the lucky ones (just don’t forget to leave me your email address).

Even if you don’t get the giveaway tickets, you’re still eligible to get a great discount. Simply navigate to the Green Living Show website, go to Buy tickets, and enter the coupon code 20JA to get 20% off your admission price. Nice!

This is going to be a really excellent show, with plenty of exhibitors, an Organic Marketplace, and great seminars. Take in the Eco-Chic Exhibitor Fashion Show, listen to Robert Kennedy talk about Sustainability, attend a panel on Sustainable Packaging, and just so much more.

Check it out if you can – you’ll be glad you did.

Green Living Show

The Toronto Green Living Show is coming up soon, April 25-27, 2008!

Over 400 exhibitors, seminars, an Organic Marketplace and an organic wine, beer and spirits lounge (if ecochick makes it you’ll find her in here!), nifty contests and a heck of a lot more.

It’s at the Direct Energy Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Friday through Sunday, $12 at the door, cheaper in advance online.

If you’re in the GTA, be there, green chiquitas!

Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair

Next Saturday, April 19th, the annual Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair is taking place from 10 am to 4 pm at the RA center on Riverside Drive.

They’ve got a great lineup for the day including interesting speakers, cool exhibitors such as Pure Know How, which is a great resource to tell you about what’s truly in the products you use everyday, Green Beaver, whose yummy products have already been featured on ecochick, and tons more. There will also be a 100-mile local food luncheon and the awarding of the annual Eco-Stewardship Fair Awards to “recognize individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made a significant contribution to protecting the environment and promoting conservation and sustainability.”

Check this out and I’ll see you there – if you’d like to meet up, email me at talk at ecochick dot ca!

Eco Wedding and Lifestyle Show in TO!

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

The Eco Wedding and Lifestyle Show will be on March 1-2, 2008 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The Eco Wedding & Lifestyle Show will feature a diverse collection of stylish and unique wedding and lifestyle vendors, all of whom have a commitment to the environment. This “one stop shop” will allow the green at heart to find vendors, items and service providers that jive with their eco-sensibilities. Vendors include Whole Foods, Plantatree Wine, Eco Flora, LPK’s Culinary Groove, CarbonZero, Toronto Botanical Gardens, The Richmond, Merchants of Green Coffee and Bullfrog Power.

There’s a lot of fantastic stuff to see – and to win – at this show. You can see unique and interactive eco friendly fashion shows, sponsored by David Scott Cosmetics. Models will be positioned at key stations for 20 minutes, alongside the designers, and guests can get up close and personal with the garments and the designer.

You can get a free engagement portrait done- sign up on a first come, first served basis. Book in advance online.

There are also great giveaways:

- Two comfort-fit, 3mm 18K white or yellow gold wedding bands valued at $600 courtesy of Brilliant Earth, who specialize in quality jewelry from ethical sources.
- A round-trip for 2 from Toronto to Quebec City, courtesy of VIA Rail, with one night’s stay at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in the heart of Old Quebec (valued at $1000)
- Six wilderness adventure getaways courtesy of Wilderness Tours (valued at $100 each)
Green Clean Home Starter Basket of Melaleuca products from Enhancing Health ($100 value)
- Producer’s Pick ‘Be Gorgeous’ Basket ($200 value)

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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