Living Greener Starts at the Better Living Show
Okay, I get it. You don’t want to live in a hut with a thatched roof eating pine cones and wearing sandals in the winter. But if that is your idea of what you have to do to start living greener you are mistaken. And that was the whole motivation behind launching the Better Living Show. We wanted to reach out to the mainstream population and break down some of the misconceptions about living greener.
I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon in a family that enjoyed the outdoors. We did not have a lot of money so we lived very simple yet conventional lives. My father pulled a lot of weeds by hand until he got a little older and then he started nuking them with chemicals. We had large cars because we had a large family. We ate well but not organic per se. It wasn’t until late in my life that I started living greener. It was when I went to Oregon State University and later in my work with school gardens that I really started taking a serious look at my habits.
Living greener doesn't mean giving up your life or fun.
Fast forward to today and after five years of producing the Better Living Show, I have become what some would call a thoughtful consumer. That does not mean I do everything right. It means that I weigh every buying decision against the effect it has on the environment and other people. It is our goal at the Better Living Show not to preach to the audience, but to show them some easy steps they can take to living greener. To meet them where they are comfortable and show them products and services that are healthier without sacrifice. We know that once they have had a positive experience with a green product, they will start to incorporate them into other aspects of their lives.
Living greener as a result of the Better Living Show could mean enjoying one of the eco-chic fashion shows and seeing that you do not have to give up style and quality to look good. Living greener could mean making simple choices when remodeling your home that makes the living environment healthier for you and your children. Living greener could mean sampling one of the many food items at the show and finding out that eating healthy tastes good. Living green for the do-it-yourselfers could mean attending one of the many seminars and taking home ideas and resources to improve your own humble abode and save money.
The show and the products and services in it, offer you a chance to live a better life – healthier for you, your family and the environment. So put away your preconceived ideas of what living greener means and come sample the life at the Better Living Show.