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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.

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A Green Show

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

Carbon Offsetting & Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Carbon Zero The Green Living Show has made every effort to reduce CO2 emissions but we have gone one step further and partnered with Carbonzero to offset the Show’s emissions. Carbonzero helps organizations, governments and individuals prepare for the low carbon economy by aiding them in assessing, reporting, and reducing their emissions. Their approach, tools and services ensure that clients can cost-effectively meet their carbon auditing reduction commitments while developing the framework for implementation of reduction activities.

Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power The 2012 Green Living Show was bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity, which means Bullfrog Power’s generators inject renewable energy onto the grid to match the amount of electricity this event uses. Bullfrog’s green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program. See our 2012 Green Power Certificate »

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 in months when buried or discarded in landfill, without producing any toxic residue. The GLS also uses reusable whiteboard signage. These signs would normally be discarded after the show, but can now be reused indefinitely.

Totem Bags

We have also partnered with one of our exhibitor companies, Totem Bags, who up-cycles old advertising banners and truck tarps along with seatbelts into stylish new bags.

Badges, Badge Holders & Lanyards

Badge holders worn at the event are made from biodegradable PLA plastic (made from corn). The badge stock is made from FSC-certified paper and is printed via waterless printing methods. Lanyards are Eco-spun, a fiber made from 100% recycled soda/water bottles.

Volunteer Tees

Me to WeThe 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.

Free Bike Valet Parking

 Toronto Cyclists UnionRide your bike to the Green Living Show and park with ease! This year the Cycle Toronto and Green Living bring you a free Bike Valet Parking service. Conveniently located outside of the Direct Energy Centre, you can safely leave your bike with our staff and explore the Show floor knowing your bike in is good hands. This service is weather permitting.

Waste reduction

The facility that hosts the Green Living Show, the Direct Energy Centre, has adopted a number of innovative green projects with the goal of environmental responsibility, such as a waste diversion project and lighting retrofits.

Direct Energy Centre

The facility which hosts our Green Living Show has taken tremendous strides to be one of the greenest venues on the continent. With the goal of environmental responsibility, in terms of energy production and waste reduction, Exhibition Place has adopted a number of innovative green projects. Click here for more information.


The live trees featured on the show floor were donated by Canada Blooms, and will be planted after the Green Living Show is over.

Recyclable materials

The show’s carpeting is made from 100% recycled PET (polyethylene-terephthalate), provided by GES Canada, our official show decorator, and the benches on the Green Living Show floor are made from recycled plastics by Cascades.


Eaton Chelsea Hotel As Canada's largest hotel with 1,590 rooms and a business operating in a large community such as Toronto, the Eaton Chelsea will act proactively on environmental protection and social well-being. We mitigate our environmental footprint by minimizing energy, water consumption and waste production. Sustainability elements are integrated into our design and day-to-day operations to ensure our guests are enjoying our essential services in this sustainable living environment.

Show guide

To reduce paper waste, we are providing the option to download the Show Guide as a mobile application. We’re also printing on FSC-certified paper and using Warren's Waterless Printing.

In Addition

The Green Living Show team has made environmentally responsible choices:

  • printing on FSC paper
  • taking measures to reduce waste
  • offering organic or locally sourced food options at the Show


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