Few people have as much reason to worry about the environment than the waterfront home owner! While I think everyone should be concerned about the environment, those living on waterfront properties can be directly affected by water pollution and fisheries impacts. This past weekend, the first EPIC (Ethical Progressive Intelligent Consumer) tradeshow was held in Vancouver. EPIC is an offshoot from GLOBE-an industry environmental trade show that I frequently attended as part of my environmental law practice. From my perspective, EPIC was much more interesting and applicable on a day to day basis.
In many ways, EPIC was like a home show devoted entirely to things we can do in our lives to minimize the impacts we have on the environment and to protect ourselves from harmful substances in the environment. There was a wide range of exhibitors showing building supplies, waste reduction approaches, healthy food, clothing made out of recycled material, etc. There was even a mini car show! There were also seminars on a wide range of issues of interest to the environment conscious consumer. We attended one on how to "green" your office-there was another session I would have loved to attend on how to "green" your home but unfortunately we missed that one. If you would like more information, the website address is: http://www.epicvancouver.com/