Green Initiatives

The Green Living Green Screen Process

Green Living strives to provide consumers with information about companies and organizations making the world a greener place. When choosing Green Living Show exhibitors, we apply the Green Screen process. Green Living reviews how potential exhibitors are undertaking environmental initiatives and programs, including assessing available data for results. Our Green Screen process ensures that all of the products featured at the show meet environmental performance standards and are Green Living-approved.


A Green Show

We're making every effort to minimize The Green Living Show’s impact on our environment.


Pfennings

Hundreds of pounds of misshaped vegetables are donated to the Food Feature for chefs to reuse and divert from being composted


Bullfrog Power

The 2017 Green Living Show is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. This means that Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of ​conventional ​electricity The Green Living Show uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

Bullfrog Power

Show Signage

The banner signs at The Green Living Show are made from a biodegradable material. Although most signs are used multiple times, when they are eventually discarded, the material is formulated to degrade within months when buried or discarded in landfill, without producing any toxic residue. The Green Living Show also uses reusable whiteboard signage. These signs would normally be discarded after the Show, but can now be reused indefinitely.


Volunteer Tees

The Green Living Show volunteer t-shirts, produced by Me to We [Responsible Style], are made of 100% certified organic cotton and are certified sweatshop-free manufactured. In order to ensure a meaningful social impact, Me to We has created an equal partnership between business and charity. Their innovative business model helps to create a revenue stream for Free The Children, an international children's charity.


Recyclable Materials

The Show’s carpeting is made from 100% recycled PET fibre (polyethylene-terephthalate), provided by GES Canada, our official Show decorator.


Compostable Food Service Materials

All of the plates, bowls, cups and cutlery used for food service and sampling at the show are compostable. When put into the compost, these food service items breakdown into carbon dioxide and water only, as opposed to traditional Styrofoam or plastic disposables that contain carcinogens and harmful toxins.


Show guide

To reduce waste, we are printing on FSC-certified paper and using Warren's Waterless Printing.


Metro Toronto Convention Centre

As a multi-award winning green facility, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre endeavors to lead the hospitality industry in a green revolution.

Please visit their Sustainability page to see what makes their facility an environmental leader in the industry.


In Addition

The Green Living Show team has made environmentally responsible choices:

  • printing on FSC-certified paper
  • taking measures to reduce waste
  • offering organic or locally sourced food options