April 21, 2016
The Inaugural Green Living Expo
Kamloops, BC - On April 30th, 2016, the City will be hosting its inaugural Green Living Expo at the Sandman Centre. This free public event will be focused on the promotion of environmental, social, and economic sustainability in our community.
Exhibitors will showcase a variety of green living topics, from composting and solar energy, to affordable eco-friendly products and services from local businesses. There will be a pop-up Farmers' Market and organizations promoting local food. Get your hands dirty in a demonstration garden led by the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners. Makerspace will have their bicycle-powered blender in action and will show you how to replace a broken mobile device screen. Discover what the City of Kamloops is doing to make a healthy and sustainable lifestyle more convenient for you and your family. All this and more will be on display throughout the day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In addition, a speaker series will take centre stage, on a range of topics from how to grow your own organic fruit and vegetables to renewable energy solutions for on and off-grid sites. Want to test drive an electric car? We'll have a Nissan Leaf and Tesla on site and an EV 101 presentation to answer all your questions. See our list of speakers, exhibitors and activities at www.kamloops.ca/expo.
Tree coupons will also be making their debut at the Green Living Expo. These $20 coupons towards the purchase of a tree are available on a first come, first serve basis. There are only 750 coupons available, so make sure to get yours before they’re gone.
Residents who pre-ordered a rain barrel through the City’s online discounted program can pick theirs up at the Expo.
Green cleaning products, eco-friendly salons, electric bikes, rainwater harvesting – the list goes on! And of course there will be a Kids Zone for the little ones featuring the YMCA’s Toy Lending Library, the Big Little Science Centre, KELLI’s Mother Goose, face painting and more!
Don’t miss this exciting new event. It’s not too late to sign up as an exhibitor – visit the website at Kamloops.ca/expo for more details. Plan to enjoy a BBQ lunch or coffee on the main plaza. Consider going green and carpooling or taking transit to the event.
Glen Cheetham, Sustainability Services Supervisor
City of Kamloops