Fuel saving, alternative energy, water saving, organic foods, office equipment, household products and even green toys: The Green Expo is destined to become a regular on your calendar. Come on down to the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 23 – 25 November.
Partnering with National Geographic Channel, Simply Green Magazine and not forgetting Green Times, whether you are interested in saving the planet, doing your bit to reduce your impact on the planet or simply looking at ways of reducing your monthly fuel or electricity bill, there will be something for you.
There will be talks from such experts such as Jason Drew, author of “The Protein Crunch,” and Atit Bhatia, President of International Canvironment Week. You will be presented with new and interesting ways of viewing not only the problems that we face but solutions that are environmentally and economically sustainable.
The Biomimicry Institute will expose you to some of the latest thoughts on environmental systems and the green movies will not disappoint you.
The Green Times will be there in full force, keeping everyone up to date with latest news, signing people up to their free newspaper and handing out a range of vegetable plants, just in time for the summer planting season.
Win a green Home: You could even be the lucky winner and walk away the proud owner of an eco-home built in Wellington.
eight artists, one planet
In association with National Geographic, 8 artists will be exhibiting artworks and art installations that engage the viewer about our planet, seeking to spark dialogues about our connection and relationship with our environment, the ecosystem, the biosphere, our natural heritage – and our place within it.
Make sure to read about recession aesthetics and making art without destroying the planet: “A Green Art Manifesto“, Kai Lossgott’s contribution to (eco)nversations.
about the organisers
Three City Events, organisers of the award winning Baba Indaba exhibitions have a proven track record in the exhibition industry, winning the “EXSA” awards for the best consumer exhibition of the year four times in the last five years as well as a Gold award for the Most Memorable Event in 2009. They have also been awarded the “Top Women” award for Gender empowerment.
They have been actively involved in the greening of the event industry through the newly formed “Event Greening Forum.” Recent events have had the carbon footprint minimised. The balance was offset with renewable energy certificates, making the expos carbon neutral. In addition they have, wherever possible, supported local small businesses as suppliers and exhibitors following the principles of the triple bottom line.
Soon they noted the need for a generally accessible exhibition, focusing on sustainability issues appealing to the homeowner as well as the business person. It is with this in mind that the first Green Expo was held at the CTICC in November 2011. The success of this expo has led to the launch of the Johannesburg Green Expo, which was held in September at the Sandton Convention Centre.