You may already eat organic and incorporate green living tips in your day-to-day life, but have you ever considered extending your sustainable living mindset to your vacations? Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures and Planeterra, will be discussing the Future of Tourism at the Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre on Saturday, April 13, 2013 and whether tourism can impact global communities in positive ways. G Adventures offers customers the opportunity to explore tourist destinations very affordably staying in rented homes or smaller accommodations and supporting local businesses and transportation. Some trips include participation in local eco-tourism projects. Planeterra, a non profit organization, funds projects that create social or environmental improvements in the travel destinations G Adventures visits.
Other must-see events at the Green Living Show include the Organic Expo where you will be able to get samples from organic food exhibitors, learn about organic food, labels, GMOs and watch free film screenings about organic food including:
- All About Organic
- Beyond Organic
- Symphony of the Soil
Ladies Night Out takes place on the Main Stage on Friday, April 12. You can take green living to the next level by incorporating ethical tips into your wardrobe decisions. Tara St. James of New York’s The Uniform Project will discuss sustainable design while the Little Black Dress segment will demonstrate how to stretch your wardrobe and reuse key pieces, all while enjoying music, a Martini bar and enter to win a fashion shopping spree while learning new green tips for your wardrobe.
On Sunday, April 14, find out the health benefits of going organic by listening to a panel of organic food specialists. Panel members include Jodi Koberinski of the Organic Council of Ontario. Thirteen-year-old Rachel Parent will discuss her Kids Right to Know, GMOs Just Label It campaign.
Admission to the Green Living Show is Adults $16, Seniors (65+) $12, Students (with valid ID) $12 and Children 12 and under Free. Get free admission to the Green Living Show by recycling your electronic waste including cell phones, disk drives, cordless telephones, pagers, modems, computer keyboards, computer mouse, personal digital assistants, cameras and laptops.