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.