I spent the day yesterday at the Green Living Show. The Green Party had their booth there and most passers-by were happy to sign our petition to protect Canada’s navigable waters. It feels good to be a Green at the Green Living Show. A lot of the attendees are Green Party supporters. People who support other parties feel the need to apologize. Last year, the Liberal Party had an enormous booth and I spoke to the Young Liberals staffing it about their soon-to-be-released Green Shift plan. With the Liberals now under an Ignatieff leadership proclaiming the importance of the tar sands, the Liberals were nowhere to be seen.
I have very mixed feelings about the show itself. There is considerable expertise in green building, home retrofits, organic gardening and renewable power collected in one room. The most efficient new products are on display for those in the market for a new car, a new appliance or even a lightbulb. The speakers alone are well worth the price of admission. Yesterday’s talk by Alanna Mitchell, for example, was informative, terrifying and inspiring. Read more »