2011 GREEN LIVING SHOW SETS NEW RECORDS - ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ -

What: The Green Living Show has concluded another successful year - with new records being set.

"Decidedly 2011 was the best ever in the show's 5 year history," says Laurie Simmonds, President and CEO, Green Living Enterprises.  "We heard from presenters, exhibitors and attendees who all remarked on the quality of the programme and the product offering. Clearly now more than ever the Environment is top of mind to people of all ages."

Highlights from the 2011 show:

  • 25% increase in attendance over last year, proof that Canadians are more environmentally conscious than ever
  • Over 400 Green Living Approved exhibitors who helped make the show a success including sponsors: Samsung, Toyota, TD, Province of Ontario, Rona, The City of Toronto and Earth Day Canada
  • Over 40,000lbs of e-waste collected to be responsibly recycled, a 50% increase from last year
  • With the help of the community Green Living was able to donate over $100,000 to environmental organizations
  • Elementary and secondary student attendance doubled with engaging events and activities led by eco warriors such as Emily Hunter, daughter of the late Green Peace co Founder Bob Hunter
  • Green Living Show green initiatives included: carbon offsetting, use of Bullfrog Power, waste reduction, use of recyclable material (aisle carpets made from recycled PET) and biodegradable materials (badge holders and lanyards made from Ellie Pooh paper, corn and fibre from recycled water bottles),valet bike parking and the reuse of live trees from Canada Blooms
  • Dr. David Suzuki and filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson among others were honoured at the inaugural Canadian Environmental Media Awards. Six awards were presented for documentary, film and television productions that increase public awareness and inspire personal action (for more info (http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2011/07/c2209.html)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - The 2012 Green Living Show takes place April 20-22, 2012 Direct Energy Centre, Toronto

About Green Living Enterprises / Green Living Show:

Green Living Enterprises is a pioneer and leader in developing social and environmental marketing programs that keep consumers and clients at the forefront of the green agenda. Green Living Enterprises is a full-service, one-stop solution for green marketing, product and program development, custom publishing, and event management. Green Living Enterprises, an authentically green company, also includes Greenlivingonline.com and The Green Living Show, Canada's largest green consumer show, dedicated to easy and workable solutions for leading a sustainable lifestyle. For more information, visit greenlivingshow.ca and GreenLivingOnline.com

SOURCE Green Living Enterprises

For further information:

More Info - visit greenlivingshow.ca
Contact:  Annette Borger (416) 988-7086 / aborger@green-living.ca

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