For the first time, the fifth Eco Design Fair will be open over a two-day period in a new sustainable venue with a record number of over 65 participating eco-conscious businesses.
Shanghai, China (April 15, 2010) /ChinaNewswire.com/ — Spend time at the Eco Design Fair Spring 2010 to source the latest lifestyle items that are well-designed, sustainable, organic, natural, non-toxic, recycled, ethical, energy-saving, and environmentally aware products. Also look out for our special ecoFresh Foods Market, ecoBuild Innovations and Fair Trade Market vendors.
Offering solution-based activities for the people of all ages and backgrounds, this event is free of charge for visitors to source the latest in eco lifestyle products, to learn about sustainable living, while shopping and feasting at the market.
Highlights include: Rolling in Style ecoFashion Show, on Saturday at 11:30am, to present a selection of eco designers and brands from China that inspire urban cyclists to bike in style; interactive ecoAction Workshops, in conjunction with Good to Shanghai, offered free of charge throughout the weekend to provide hands-on information and skills about sustainable living practices. Among the workshops include "How to Create your Own Compost" by Arc8x; "Insulating your Home" by GIGA, "Environmental Graphic Design Challenge" by SGTH, amongst many others; motivational Keynote Speakers from a variety of industries to provide inspiring environmental topics including Eco Cities, Recycling and Green Business Initiatives. Speakers include Adam Minter from Shanghai Scrap; Lynne King from Sage Vision; Professor Tao Kang Hua from the Shanghai College Green Volunteer Group; and global transporation company, TNT; ecoKids Corner to hold a variety of fun eco activities for youths and their parents, with Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), YK Pao School, CharyoU Organization, Little Red Design & other Shanghai schools taking part; Coolqi Bike Ride, organized by Good to Shanghai, on Sunday afternoon to highlight eco transport options in Shanghai; an official Opening Ceremony to kick off our evening events on Saturday, April 17 at 4:30pm, with planting of commemorative trees by our special guests, organizers and sponsors. Invited guests and press members at the Green Cocktail Party will enjoy fresh tapas and organic wine while watching an eco fashion show presented by students from the Raffles Design Institute.
Leading up to the weekend activities, EDF will join forces with Green Drinks and GIGA Talks to offer events at the BAU International Lounge (Lane 1252 FuXing Middle Rd, 4F) on April 14th and 15th, respectively. Open to all, these evenings provide interesting speakers and a great place to meet and socialize with like-minded individuals.
Eco Design Fair works hard to meet its low carbon goal by providing recycling stations, bike valet parking, and offering energy credits to a wind power project in Fujian, China, through Seal Carbon, to offset all attendee travel.
Net proceeds from the Eco Design Fair Spring 2010 will again benefit Roots & Shoots Shanghai and their Million Tree Project in Ku Lun Qi, Tong Liao municipality in Inner Mongolia. The proceeds from previous events have resulted in donating over 370 trees to this project.
For up-to-date exhibitor listings, seminar scheduling, and fringe activities listing, please visit www.ecodesignfair.cn.
- Sherry Poon
Tel: +86 13162441598
Danielle Huang (Chinese press)
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