Greening it up in Southern Ontario

Perhaps you’ve noticed how the green scene has exploded pretty much around the world.  Seems I can’t open a magazine, newspaper or email without someone proclaiming another product or whatever as green.  Green is the new black maybe.

In my small little neck of the woods, I’ve seen some pretty well established green scenes go viral.  The Guelph Organics Fair for instance was usually a place for organic farmers to come and discuss farming techniques with some suppliers and fellow farmers.  Now, it was a hotbed of greenware hocking.  You can check out my article on the greenest new food products at Green Living Online.  

Unfortunately, there is no way that you can do the taste testing that I did unless you make it to Guelph next year or spend some money at your local green grocer.

Another green movement that is expanding rapidly is the push against bottled water.

Don’t get me wrong, these people have nothing against water. They love it. They just dislike the idea of privatizing a basic human resource, and the immense amount of natural resources needed to capture and contain a resource easily available at the turn of a tap.

For more information on how university campuses across Canada are turning the tap on bottled water off, check out my article once again at Green Living Online.

And, finally, to round out the trio of green gone big there is the Green Living Show extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario. Last year they had the former U.S. Vice President turned eco-crusader Al Gore. This year they have the former U.S. President turned AIDS-campaigner and possibly future First Gentlemen Bill Clinton.

Plus, they have a whole bunch of really cool presenters and over 400 exhibitors. If it is green, sustainable, organic, or in any way eco-friendly you can bet it will be at the Green Living show.

And, no, they didn’t pay me to say that.


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