From the Green Festivals to Natural Products Expo West to the Green Living Show, exhibitions and trade shows based around ethical consumerism and green living have certainly been mushrooming in North America. They may also be getting more popular in Europe, with LondonAware08, the latest offering, being billed as "the most comprehensive green consumer event the UK has ever seen". While the term 'green consumer' may always sound a little oxymoronic, we do see the need for events that raise the profile of companies offering cutting edge green products and services. We're also encouraged to see that speakers from Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and Forum for the Future have also been invited — a hopeful sign that this will be about more than just 'shop till you drop'. More from the show's website:
"We are all aware that climate change is here. Everyone can choose to make a difference just by considering the options that they have in every day life (and in business too). But what should we be doing and what should we not be doing?
That's where we come in. We want to present options in a simple and understandable way. We want to show how modern life and considerate living can work together. You might be surprised, greener living can even save you money and make you feel good about doing the right thing too.
Come and talk face to face with people who know the answers to your questions and can give you simple solutions. Our exhibitors have some really exciting things to show you and tell you about. Our speakers are some of the best in the world and we promise they will talk in a language we can all understand.
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