This is short notice I know, but just a reminder that the EPIC Sustainable Living Expo is happening at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre (yup, the one with the green roof) this weekend.
Grant is out of town, but Rhyannon and I will be there. Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Challenge will be speaking on the workshop stage at 12:15 on Sat, and we’ll be adding our two cents on what it’s really like to try to like a zero waste lifestyle.
Yes, I realize that despite its “sustainable living expo” title, this is a consumer fair where vendors basically try to entice you to buy more stuff. I definitely don’t agree with products that are greenwashing or selling you something that you don’t need, but I do think that there should be more sustainable options available to the consumer, and this is one place where we can find out about those options.
And I also realize that this is a good venue for zero waste education. I mean the people attending are already open to greener ideas right? Why not push them one step further?
Besides zero waste, there will also be cooking demos and speakers on a variety of topics from raising backyard hens (that’s legal now) to container gardening, to finding non-toxic beauty products.
EPIC runs friday to sunday and you can get discounted tickets online. Maybe I’ll see you there.
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