Before green living gained popularity, the majority of Americans used their backyards as a burial ground for action figures and defective blank CDs. Learn the keys to eco-friendliness with today’s Groupon to Alive! Expo, held at the Georgia World Congress Center on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get two one-day general-admission tickets, valid either day of the expo (a $20 value).
- For $20, you get two VIP tickets for Saturday, May 21 (a $50 value).
- For $20, you get two VIP tickets for Sunday, May 22 (a $50 value).
The seventh-annual incarnation of the Alive! Expo presents more than 200 participating local and national businesses representing every facet of the green products and services industries. Join in an interactive yoga or Pilates demo, or watch in horror as a professional chef batters organic fruit into a deliciously bruised smoothie during a healthy-cooking demo. Guests can participate in a complimentary health-and-wellness screening to see how their current lifestyle practices measure up before sprinting down the aisles of exhibits peddling information about vitamins, recyclable products, health foods, home goods, pet perks, and more, snagging free product samples along the way. With exhibits and demos spanning the 86,000 square feet of the Georgia World Congress Center’s A2 hall, there’s something for everyone, from the casual naturalist to the British big-game hunter.
VIP tickets also grant holders admission to exclusive health lectures. Among the presenters are Kat James, a television host, author, and human personality; Brenda Cobb, the founder of the Living Foods Institute; and Ovie Mughelli, the starting fullback for the Atlanta Falcons. The Blind Side star Quinton Aaron will be available for pictures and to sign autographs Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. After receiving eco-enlightenment, seek shelter and relax with a wine tasting and a sampling of cuisine from local restaurants in the VIP lounge, where your prestigious pass will also nab you entry into a drawing for a prize valued at more than $300.