Green Living Show

Green Living Show Opens Friday

Twice the size of last year, the Green Living Show returns to Toronto on Friday with over 300 eco-friendly exhibitors and a star-studded lineup of special guests. Headlining the show is former U.S. President Bill Clinton, with his talk "Embracing our Common Humanity." Other speakers include a Kennedy, a Hollywood actor, politicians and numerous green leaders, plus the show will be filled with exhibitors large and small.

All of the speakers, exhibitors, events and activities are included in the admission price, $12 at the door, with the exception of the Clinton talk, which requires a special $135 ticket. The show, which runs this Friday through Sunday, offers discounts online for pre-purchases and multi-day passes.

Every aspect of green living will be on display, with exhibitors, live presentations, and seminars that will appeal to everybody, and especially the eco-minded. Expect representatives from every sector, and plenty of free ideas, materials and samples.


Green Living Show Floor Display Car

favourite special features will return this year, including the popular Exhibitor Fashion Show. There will also be extensive displays of eco-friendly product offerings, the Urban Forest and the Test, Ride and Drive. Also, the City of Toronto will announce the winners of their annual Green Toronto Awards on Friday.

New additions to the 2008 show include the CANÜhome, a sustainable home comprised of eco-friendly structural materials and furnishings. Also added is a bicycle feature, where cyclers will be able to do test rides and a Yoga Stage, allowing guests to participate in mini yoga sessions. I expect the organic grocery store and lounge to be popular destinations as well.

The show, held at the Direct Energy Centre of Exhibition Place, opens at 10am daily. Closing time is 9pm Friday and Saturday, 6pm on Sunday. Many of blogTO's best green organizations, services and retailers will be on hand, and you can plan your day with the full list of exhibitors.

Electric Bikes at Green Living Show

All photos by Tom Sandler, courtesy of the Green Living Show.

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