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Promoting Sustainable Living at the EPIC Expo
By Vancouver News Group (Originally in English)
[Vancouver BC] From May 28 to 30, Golden Year 7 (2010), the 6th annual Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo, or EPIC (Ethical Progressive Intelligent Consumer), was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event attracted more than 300 exhibitors, highlighting eco-friendly products and services ranging from green wedding planning to food, fashion, health, home and transportation. Many big, name-brand companies including Wal-Mart participated for the first time.
Our local Association members managed a booth to introduce the importance of the vegan diet to the visitors through displaying Master’s various publications plus Dr. Will Tuttle’s book The World Peace Diet. Many people learned about the benefits of the plant-based diet for our health and the environment. The Association members felt Master’s light and blessing permeating the entire venue and are thankful for this opportunity to share this vital message.
Serving at the Outdoor Green Festival
[Victoria, BC] Canada’s largest and 6th annual outdoor green festival—the Organic Islands Festival and Sustainability Expo—was held on July 10 and 11 at Glendale Gardens. For the locals and visitors from afar, this event has become the cornerstone of green living as it strives every year to improve, to inform, and to entertain the public on various topics from waste reduction, alternative fuels, and sustainable transportation to the raw food diet, organic agriculture, and ethical trading.
As a loyal supporter of the event, our Association members from Victoria and Vancouver returned this year to provide vegan food samples and to distribute related leaflets. Many visitors marveled at all the tasty foods, while others expressed their interest in joining the Meatless Monday Movement. Our Association members were encouraged by the positive feedback and hope that more Canadian citizens will soon adopt the healthy, plant-based diet.