Better Living Show Event & Features (Below)
Portland’s own Chef, Grant Dixon, owner of Papa G’s Organic Vegan Deli did a yummy demo.
Robert Cheeke the Vegan body builder and published author did a talk on
“How to Build a Better Body- The Sustainable Way”.
Mary’s Sponsored our little “Vegan Village”, such a proud moment to have these two rows!
They had Owl “Hoot” and Mr.Salmon walk the aisles sharing hugs and their message to not pollute!
The kids all got into their costumes and are now ready for story time.
Once dressed the kids all marched in a parade around the big salmon tent.
Story time with Master Storyteller Will Hornyak. It was so entertaining about the animals and pollution.
What a way to end the day at the “Growing Gardens” booth. They offer family workshops on how to grow your dinner, munch and crunch and Super Seedlings. The kids loved their veggie game, pictured above.
Better Living Show Features
|Energy Trust’s Good Energy Pavilion
Get your good energy going right here. Check out the latest systems for tapping into solar, wind and other renewable resources. Chat with an Energy Trust expert for advice on making your home an energy-saving superstar. And learn how cash incentives and tax credits can make green upgrades surprisingly affordable. Free show admission makes it easy to find your good energy groove. details
|NW Natural | The Blue Home
NW Natural presents a totally refreshed take on the show’s 1,100 square foot demonstration home. In partnership with Legend Homes and Progressive Builders NW, NW Natural invites you to experience affordable sustainability in new construction that doesn’t give an inch on style. Not leaving your current home? Take in many options to improve the warmth, comfort and style of your existing home today!
|PGE’s Electric Avenue
They’re here! Take a stroll down PGE’s Electric Avenue and see for yourself the vehicles that everyone is buzzing about. Ford, Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, smart, and Arcimoto show off their stylish EV’s. Brammo and RYNO prove that you can have even more fun on two…and even one wheel. And conversions from Voltwagen EPC and a local OEVA member show off classics–made better! See the vehicles on Electric Avenue
|Ford Drive Green Pavilion
Ford is proud to be the exclusive Automotive Sponsor of this year’s Better Living Show. Be sure to visit the Ford Drive Green Pavilion to learn about the latest in electric and hybrid vehicle technology and Ford’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions for the automotive industry. Ford will also provide an opportunity for you to personally experience their hybrid and electric vehicles with an on site Ride & Drive!
Bring your kids by for an experience of a lifetime. Meet one of the top eco-athletes in the world at the Better Living Show. Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli is challenging youth of all ages to tackle hisRECYCLE on the RUN game on Friday and Saturday. He’ll also host public autograph sessions (Ovie info). Radio Disney, Mt. Hood National Forest and other partners are also providing hands-on activities for children to discover, create and play! activity details
|Vegan Village sponsored by Mary’s Gone Crackers
Vegan Village continues to grow–and 2011 offers amazing new variety. In Vegan Village you will find an array of top exhibitors offering the best in vegan services, products and packaged food. All in a friendly and inviting atmosphere where you can explore the green and sustainable features of living a veg lifestyle. Stop by and sample a few bites–you just might be surprised! more
|Groundbreaking Flower Show
The nation’s first Small Standard Flower Show to highlight native plants and sustainability! Now this isn’t as difficult for horticulture since Oregon is naturally beautiful, but for floral designers that’s a challenge! Admire the creativity as they learn to rethink and design with sustainable material and native plants rather than those flashy, colorful tropical flowers. more