Humankind has taken the earth for granted for far too long—only calling the earth when it needs money and never saying “thank you” when the earth pours it a cup of avalanche. Make an effort to show the planet you care with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a one-day pass to EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo (a $10 value). This deal is valid for admission to one of the event’s three days—Friday, May 28, 1–8 p.m.; Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 30, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Multiple Groupons can be purchased for admission to each of the event’s three days.
The EPIC Sustainable Living Expo, British Columbia’s largest green consumer show, invites Vancouver consumers into the New Vancouver Convention Centre for a weekend of presentations and exhibitions on how to make Vancouver’s future eco-friendly, sustainable, and tsetse-fly-free. With a one-day pass, EPIC attendees will have a chance to explore the more than 300 eco-minded exhibitors at the event, including Toyota Canada, LUSH Cosmetics, and Capers Whole Foods Market. Eco-experts whose words are powered by clean-burning verbal coals will address a variety of topics within the field of sustainability and “going green” on EPIC’s Main Stage. Other features at EPIC 2010 include tips on sustainable shopping, a food market with items from British Columbia artisans and suppliers, an organic-alcohol tasting for guests 19 and older, and a fashion show with environmentally friendly clothing less rash-inducing than your old dresses made from thistles and anthills.
Even if the last four babysitters are busy washing their hair that day, parents can bring the kids along without worry. A family-friendly event, the expo allows free entry to kids 12 and under and features the EPIC KidZone, a go-to spot for interactive activities and exhibits that teach kids the importance of sustainability in a fun and engaging way. Pack the family into the wind-powered, sunshine-fueled cruiser and visit EPIC for an educational and entertaining exploration of the little ways humankind can make a big difference on the planet’s physical and mental health.
Bloggers for The Sustainability Ninja and Dine OutHere.com attended the 2009 EPIC Sustainable Living Expo and came back with great reports, including a homemade video tour of all that EPIC has to offer: