If good intentions could save the world, we’d be living in the Garden of Eden. But we all know good intentions only pave the road to hell, producing nasty carbon emissions along the way. At the Green Living Show, which runs this weekend, you can convert those intentions into actions – carbon free. Here’s how:
Green Your Ride: Pop a wheelie on the ultra-light lithium battery-powered Zero X electric motorbike, which you can drive on the two-kilometre outdoor track; check out the locally made Humber Foton, a solar-powered fishing-boat; or, go for a simulated flight on a 25-foot hang glider.
Green Your Food: The Fresh Farm Fare stage pairs local producers with big-name restaurants (Gilead Café, Harbord Room, Reds, etc.) to create an eco-friendly menu. Think organic 10-hour pulled pork, beer-braised local short ribs, Ontario apple pie and more.
Green Your Beverage: Who knew getting wasted was good for the environment? The show’s tasting pavilion has a bevy of local and organic beers and wines to try; featured wineries include Southbrook Vineyards, Malivoire Wine, and Inniskillin. A two-ounce cup will cost you $2.
Green Your Home: Be a responsible couch potato: Crash on 608 Design’s Cubert loveseat – made of FSC plywood and recycled upholstery – and watch An Inconvenient Truth on your Samsung 8000 series HDTV – Energy Star approved and mercury-free. Lumolar’s squid-like Baby Fish Tide lamps, made with natural sheep wool felt, will provide the light.
Fri. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd.