This coming weekend is all about sustainable development. For those of you who don’t know it, Epic The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo will be happening May 13,14, and 15 at Vancouver’s beautifully revamped Trade and Convention Centre. The event is where all of the best and brightest in sustainable development come to share and learn in what is Western Canada’s largest eco-conscious lifestyle show.
Being a new writer/photographer in the social development scene, when Rebecca asked me to write a post on the event, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve been working a lot with Fair Trade Vancouver recently – an incredible organization. Fair Trade Vancouver will be responsible for putting on one of the largest pavilions at Epic Expo. Each year, Fair Trade steals the show with their ever-growing network of support. Be sure to check them out at the Vancouver Fair Trade Pavilion, which will feature some of the best business and organizations in the community. You’ll be able to see me there Saturday and Sunday where I’ll be providing information on Fair Trade and snapping photos of all the wonderful people and activities. Check out some of the photos from the Epic Expo and Fair Trade Vancouver mothers day event we hosted yesterday.
Check out all the pics from Fair Trade Vancouver’s “Epic” Mothers Day
While I’m at the Expo, you can be sure that I’ll stop by the Projecting Change booth where I’ll kick back and enjoy some of the new films that are screening for the 2011 Projecting Change Film Festival, AND I’ll also be sure to get a snapshot done in the projecting change photo booth. In addition to setting up a minnie movie theater Projecting Change will have a photo booth set up with old school movie props & a fun dress up bin – can’t wait to see the pictures!
At the event, there will be over 300 exhibitors ideas, entertainment, and shopping from the leading names in sustainable development. Discover which companies are leading the change in sustainable consumer goods and producing earth-friendly products without compromising style or function. Learn how to make sound choices when shopping for products and services that are better for the environment. Buy directly from the producers of these sustainable products and services and learn what makes them different. Hear leading experts on the EPIC Main Stage and learn how simple choices in your day-to-day life can make a big impact on the environment, your community and your health. See Vancouver’s top chefs create local, sustainable cuisine and sample some of the best foods and beverages in the world.
Also, make sure to see the event’s featured speakers , which include: George Stroumboulopoulos – Canadian journalism icon and host of the hit current events show “The Hour” (recently renamed ‘George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight’), which has earned 9 Gemini awards. Richard Louv – Author of the smash success book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard will launch the Canadian tour of his brand new book The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and The End of Nature-Deficit Disorder at EPIC.
EPIC will be held in the NEW Vancouver Convention Centre West building.
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toll-free: 1.866.785.8232 (North America only)
Friday May 13 1pm – 8pm
Saturday May 14 11am – 7pm
Sunday May 15 11am – 5pm
Buy tickets online https://tickets.epicexpo.com/ and save $3!
Hope to see you down there!