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Green Living Show – March 13 to 15, 2020 (Toronto)
The Green Living Show, Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, is returning for its 14th edition. Over the course of the three-day family-friendly event, guests will have the opportunity to experience insightful activations and hands-on learning zones, attend a speaker series with renowned thought leaders, nosh on locally sourced food and drink and shop at over 300 eco-conscious exhibitors. The annual all-ages eco-extravaganza is returning to the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 13-15, 2020.
“As global attention is becoming increasingly focused on environmental wellness, we know our mission to bring the most leading edge sustainability solutions to consumers has never been more timely,” said Kathleen Krimker, President & CEO, Green Living Show. “We look forward to offering our guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in everything from clean tech and innovation to sustainable fashion and a wide array of the most eco-friendly health and wellness products on the market today.”
New this year, the Green Living Show has partnered with Regeneration Canada and Toronto-based restaurant, Richmond Station to shine a light on regenerative agriculture and the vital role that soil health plays in carbon sequestration and the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss and more. Top Chef Canada winner and Richmond Station Chef Carl Heinrich will be onsite in the Food & Drink Pavillion with a specially curated menu using only ingredients from local farms that are making an effort to regenerate their soil. Also launching at this year’s show is the Good Investments Market. In partnership with Tim Nash from The Sustainable Economist, this feature focuses on conversations around how Canadians can use their money to create positive environmental and social change while seeing a return on their investments. Attendees will also have a chance to fully immerse themselves in the Interactive Oceans Feature designed to help better understand the major issues facing the oceans and steps that can be taken to help them recover.
Tickets for the Green Living Show are on sale now at Tickets.GreenLivingShow.ca and will also be available for purchase at the door. An adult ticket costs $14.00 when purchased online, or $18.00 at the door, while students and seniors (65+) pay $12.00 online, or $16.00 at the door. Children 12 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult. Attendees who purchase a GO combo ticket save on both the show admission and return GO transit to Union Station. Guests who present their PRESTO card or Live Green card or app at the box office will receive 50% off their admission.
Attractions at the 2020 Green Living Show will include:
INTERACTIVE OCEANS FEATURE
The 2020 Green Living Show is proud to present this year’s feature, Oceans. Dive deep into this underwater world and learn how to help in the recovery of the planet’s most valuable resource. Attendees can also bring in their used HP and Samsung printer cartridges to HP’s recycling station at the Green Living Show for a chance to win an HP Sprocket Portable Printer. HP turns recycled printer cartridges and ocean-bound plastics into new HP cartridges.
For more information and updates on Oceans Exhibit exhibitors click here.
FOOD & DRINK PAVILION
The Green Living Show’s Food & Drink Pavilion is dedicated to showcasing a delicious menu of food and drink offerings that are sustainably or responsibly sourced from local or organic suppliers. This year’s offerings are more diverse than ever and highlight 12 restaurants, breweries, distilleries and winemakers that are making conscious decisions with the planet in mind.
The Green Living Show is launching a new BYOP (bring your own plate) program. Guests can bring their own cups, cutlery, plates or bowls to help reduce waste across the Show. Dishwashing facilities will be available to those who choose to participate in this initiative.
Food tickets are available for purchase upstairs in the Delicious Local Food & Drink Pavilion. Dishes range from $3 to $8.
For more information and updates on the Food & Drink Pavilion click here.
For showgoers looking for alternative therapies to complement their current health regime or to understand the latest conversations about changes in medical cannabis legislation, the Cannaspace Exhibit will be an informative resource. Cannaspace will feature doctors, licensed producers and leading expert exhibitors who will be providing credible and valuable information that can help attendees make well-informed decisions about treatment options for conditions that could be supported by medical cannabis.
For more information and updates on the Cannaspace exhibit click here.
SUSTAINABLE FASHION VILLAGE
The Sustainable Fashion Village showcases a curated selection of brands that prioritize sustainable and ethical practices. Sharing fresh perspectives on current trends and highlighting pioneers and visionaries, this section of the Show floor will be the place to meet designers and retailers, try on clothing and make purchases you can feel good about.
For more information on the Sustainable Fashion Village and participants click here.
TDI “YOUR SUSTAINABLE HOME” PAVILION
TD Insurance has a long-standing history of enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. Attendees can visit the TDI Your Sustainable Home pavilion to learn how to protect their home and family in a changing world. From home to car to travel, TDI takes care of the important things in life.
For more information and updates on the TD Insurance Pavilion click here.
CLEAN BEAUTY LOUNGE
In celebration of the Green Living Show’s 14th year, it has announced Clean Beauty as a central feature this upcoming Spring. The Clean Beauty Lounge will showcase a curated selection of brands that prioritize sustainable and ethical practices, sharing their products that were made with the health of our bodies and our environment in mind.
For more information and updates on the Clean Beauty Lounge exhibitors click here.
GOOD INVESTMENTS MARKET
The Green Living Show is launching an exciting new feature, The Good Investment Market, to educate audiences on the benefits of impact investing. Tim Nash from The Sustainable Economist has partnered with the Green Living Show to run a feature that sparks conversation around how Canadians can use their dollars towards creating positive environmental and social change while at the same time seeing a healthy return on their investments. The market is designed to feel like a local farmers’ market with inspiring, thoughtful discussion and engagement.
For more information and updates on the Good Investments Market click here.
THE GLS WELLNESS SPACE
An active lifestyle is integral to a healthier life. Guests can find out how by taking a workshop, chatting with a guest lecturer or even participating in a free yoga class at The GLS Wellness Space. Showgoers can learn all about the health benefits of being active and meet different instructors all in one place.
For more information and updates on The GLS Wellness Space click here.
THE GREEN BUILDING LEARNING ZONE
The Green Building Learning Zone brings together designers, builders, suppliers, educators and consultants from the green building world who are all committed to creating sustainable buildings and educating the public about their importance.
In this 800sq ft pavilion, homeowners can learn about the different ways they can incorporate sustainability into their living spaces. There will be a sample table and booth library, as well as lectures on everything from building science to health and well-being in the built environment.
For more information on The Green Building Learning Zone click here.
KIDS ZONE with the Earth Rangers
In partnership with Earth Rangers, the kids’ conservation organization, Green Living Show has created a space where kids will be excited to learn more about their natural world and how they can protect animals and their habitats.
The Eco Kids Zone is a space where kids can discover their role in protecting the environment by exploring the newly launched Earth Rangers app that brings conservation to life, and by taking part in fun eco-friendly themed games and crafts. Guests can also join Earth Rangers for their daily meet and greet sessions with animal ambassadors!
For more information and updates on Kids Zone with Earth Rangers click here.
This year’s speakers include
- Naturopathic Doctor Marnie Luck who will be taking attendees through a presentation about toxins in the home;
- Daniel Moll, Co-Founder of Earth Suds, will be discussing entrepreneurship as a form of advocacy;
- Kelly Drennan, Founding Executive Director of Fashion Takes Action, will be leading a panel about sustainable fashion, water consumption and microplastics;
- Candice Batista, founder of digital media company The Eco Hub, will be hosting the main stage on Sunday morning and speaking about living zero waste and waste reduction;
- Lilly Woodbury, Chapter Manager at Surfrider Pacific Rim who will be speaking on the Oceans panel.
More guests to be announced in the following days at GreenLivingShow.ca/Speakers.
300+ ECO-CONSCIOUS EXHIBITORS
Guests can shop at over 300 exhibitors selling innovative and eco-friendly products in health and wellness, fashion and beauty, home and garden and more.
About the Green Living Show
The Green Living Show is Canada’s largest consumer show dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event, celebrating it’s 14th year, features local and organic food; beer and wine tastings; influential speakers; thousands of innovative products; sustainable home and garden design; health, wellness pavilion; sustainable fashion and clean beauty; electric vehicle test drives; nature exhibits and fun activities for the entire family.
For more on leading a healthier, greener lifestyle, visit Green Living Show.
To purchase tickets to the show, please visit Tickets.GreenLivingShow.ca.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.