Trade show provides help going ‘green’

The Green Solutions trade show can point environmentally conscious people in the right direction.

It may not be easy being green, but the Green Solutions trade show can point environmentally conscious people in the right direction.

Sponsored by Mid-Island Co-op and other Nanaimo-area businesses, the seventh annual trade show and speakers forum takes place at Beban Park Social Centre on Saturday and Sunday (March 17-18) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free, and visitors can explore the latest in green living with more than 60 exhibits on everything from energy-saving ideas and rain barrels to green building and eco-friendly products and services.

New this year is an Eco-Kids zone taking place on both days.

Seminars on Saturday include:

* Defining Energuide and build green – 11 a.m.

* How to save energy and have fun – noon.

* Recycling: Is it worth it? – 1 p.m.

* The real cost of renewable energy systems – 2 p.m.

Sunday seminars include:

* Greening your water supply – 11 a.m.

* Build green on a project – noon.* Green neighbourhoods – 1 p.m.

* Food security – or the lack of it – on Vancouver Island – 2 p.m.