Monday, April 27, 2009

Guess what we were up to on Sunday......and it wasn't packing!!

We actually played hooky and went to the Green Living Show in downtown Toronto. It's the first time we have been to this show, and I printed a two for one entrance coupon, so saved money there. It was actually funny when you walked into the hall and they had dimmed the lights, obviously to save on energy. Once you got acclimatized to the hall, you didn't notice how dim the lights were.

Dh saw a hybrid car he was quite taken with, however the $35,000 price tag took him aback. The car was a Saturn Vue Hybrid and it did look nice. One thing that would be cheaper to run were electric bikes, I mean there were boothes everywhere for those. Can't say I have ever thought about an electric bike, but I suppose if you live in a city an electric bike may be useful?

They were giving out free copies of Green Living magazine and so I was all happy, happy to get that, as you know I adore magazines. It looks like an interesting read with a lot of great info in it. Some featured links were http://www.eatlowcarbon.org/ http://www.foodkm.com/ http://www.waterfootprint.org/ I can see me ordering a subscription to this.........now don't groan!!!

They were also giving away White Pine saplings, so we have four to plant at the new house. Granted we will be dead and buried before they reach any great height, but at least we are making an effort. I also got some info on a tree planting subsidy from Trees Ontario I need to look into this more as they are wanting you to plant 400 trees per acre........which seems an awful lot to me????

Dh wanted to find out more about solar and wind power and came away with a number of pamphlets on those. Plus we wanted to see what was what on insulation, as that is one of the first jobs we have to do is insulate the attic.

I got a full package of PC Green Dishwasher Detergent free, and I gave them to dd to use, as we rarely ever use a dishwasher. Got some more reusable bags for free, which honestly I could live without, as I have so many of them. Plus we got a couple of rolls of toilet paper made out of recyclable paper.

We were only there a couple of hours, but have to say we had a good time and will probably go back again. Now will we live to regret it that we took the day off from packing.....probably but it was a nice break!!!

9 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

You must be a very relaxed person! Having a day out in the middle of moving house!

Gaynor said...

It is always good to escape real life sometimes. Lets face it, it sucks mostof the time, especilly when you are moving!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Sounds worthwhile and relaxing...exciting week ahead, Gill!

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Glad you had a fun day out!
In A few wks. we are going to have remodeling etc. done to our home to make as much Green living as possible.
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Pleased to see you both take time out. It can be so relaxing - better than a snooze on the sofa, LOL

Margaret

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun time....but you know Gill, if you want to live a greener life, you will read more magazines online and less in print :D

Have you ever asked for old magazines from the library? Saves you a bit of money and at least the magazines are getting read more than once. The only drawback is that that they will be a couple months old.

scrappy quilter said...

I'm glad you took the day off just to relax. You'll be surprised how quickly those trees grow.

I've always wondered how they make recycled toilet paper...

Laura B said...

Sounds like a very worthwhile day. What was the dishwashing detergent and the toilet paper like?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

This post made me green with envy Gill . No pun intended :) :)
That soundds like something I would have liked .