Environmental Stewardship for Kids

by Richard Carmichael on April 13, 2011

Green Living Show

There’s no such thing as too young to be green.

Our children are going to inherit this planet. It is our job as parents to start early and teach them all about why it is important to care, to help them to understand how everything is connected, to learn all we can together about how we can live sustainably and all do our part to help spread the word. You would be surprised how much they already know, but this is a lifelong learning exercise that is good for the whole family—why should it not be fun too?

The Green Living show once again comes to Toronto on April 15 to 17, 2011. There’s lots to see and do and its Green learning fun for everyone, including the kids. Stop by the EcoKids Zone, an adventure area that engages and educates young minds and families in all things fun and green!

This year, the EcoKids Zone is dedicated to raising awareness of conserving Canadian forests, in celebration of The International Year of Forests. Earth Day Canada will be providing entertaining, immersive workshops all weekend long.

Fun, planet friendly learning activities you will not want to miss:

  • Crafts! A supervised craft table outfitted with all necessary tools.
  • Seed balls! A hands on activity station where kids will be able to create their own seed balls from clay-soil, seeds and water.
  • Recycled inventions! An inventor section where kids will be invited to use their imagination and create something made only with recycling items.
  • Eco games! A computer area where kids can play games and access the EcoKids website.
  • Live animals! A centre stage which hosts live animal presentations and other interactive learning based initiatives.

Bring in your old, broken electronics for recycling and your admission is free!

The Green Living Show is unlike any other consumer show in terms of the environmentally-motivated attendees, the quality of attractions and special features, the international profile of main stage speakers and the number of exhibiting companies. Don’t miss Canada’s largest consumer eco-show, dedicated to easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle.

Need any more reasons to come?

  • Renowned Canadian Singer Songwriter Sara Harmer will perform live (Free!)
  • Rona will be giving away a $10,000 eco-reno for your back yard at the show.
  • Friday is the Youth Day Forum: Fun, educational and exciting guest speakers geared to inspire young minds.
  • Friday: Fink and the Screaming Avocados Speak about Local Food
  • Saturday plays host to the Green Jobs Forum
  • Sunday: Wayne Roberts, Canada’s leading food policy analyst speaks on all the benefits of local, sustainable food

Farm Fresh Fare

Irresistible, delectable aromas emanate from the popular food-sampling venue Farm Fresh Fare, presented by Toyota Canada Inc. Now in its third year, the selection of gourmet-prepared, fresh, local food never fails to nourish, delight and educate show attendees. This year you will get to choose from among 20 different dishes! Each recipe showcases one or more farm fresh, Ontario-grown ingredients — provided by a local farmer and prepared by a talented restaurant chef and its all for a worhty cause! Proceeds from ticket sales go to Evergreen’s and Slow Food Toronto’s Learning Garden programs.

Why Local and Sustainable Food Delivers More Than Anything Anyone Can Imagine

On Sunday, Join Wayne Roberts as he explores one of the best good news stories of the day — all the benefits of local, sustainable food, including how it is good for the environment, good for the economy, good for your health, and good for the community. He’ll also provide helpful tips about to find local food.

Thinking of switching gears into a more sustainable career path?

The green job market is exploding with exciting new career prospects for business owners and employees alike! Learn something new about rapidly expanding and evolving environment job opportunities in Canada at the Green Jobs Forum this Saturday at the Green Living show.

Hope to see you there!
RC

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