This July the EPIC Sustainable Living Festival (formerly the EPIC Expo) will be setting up shop on the beautiful grounds of Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. EPIC will take place on July 6 and 7, 2013 and will still be a gathering of forward-thinking companies with sustainable products and practices, however this time it will be in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful and iconic outdoor settings.
The EPIC Festival will feature Live Music and Guest Speakers on the Main Stage as well as a Sustainable Living Marketplace featuring hundreds of eco friendly companies.
In addition, in celebration of BC’s amazing food culture and community, EPIC Festival will host Green Table Network chefs preparing gourmet tasting plates, exhibitors offering sips and samples of delicious sustainable food and beverages, and food trucks with Vancouver’s best street cuisine.
The Sustainable Living Marketplace is the epicentre of EPIC, where thousands of visitors will stroll through a canopied open-air promenade of booths and displays. This is where the EPIC concepts truly comes to life, highlighting the link between the economy, the environment, and the community.
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If you are interested in more information regarding participation as a restaurant, beverage supplier, exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Bluebird Strategy:
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As the sponsorship lead for this year’s inaugural Eco Fashion Week presented by AVEDA, I have been tasked with the challenge of building a sustainable sponsorship strategy with a sales focus exclusively on organizations that are committed to improving their environmentally efficiency. Through this process, I have recognized some key strategies to share with you about sustainability, sponsorship and event execution. First priority is to ensure the sponsors you are approaching have a sustainability mission or are working towards one – often found on the partners websites. Sponsorship is a much a partnership, and if your two organizations don't share like minded goals, there is no point pursuing the relationship:
AVEDA: When it comes to environmentally responsible make up, hair and body products, AVEDA has been paving the way since 1978. AVEDA`s best practices include pure flower and plant ingredients in their products, responsible packaging that rewards consumers to recycle, campaign to end animal testing in the industry and an impressive environmental sustainability policy. For more information: http://www.aveda.com/aboutaveda/esp.tmpl
SIGG: Metro Vancouver’s tap water is arguably some of the best drinking water in the world, and it costs you only about $0.0008 per litre. A single-use one litre bottle of water can cost you as much as $1.75 a litre and will take hundreds of years to decompose. EFW has partnered with SIGG Bottles to provide its guests with free water at the event...don`t forget your Sigg Bottle! For more information: http://www.sigg.com/siggnificance/simply-eco-logical/
Painted Turtle Wine: Painted Turtle comes in a 100% Recyclable Wine bottle as well as a portion from the proceeds from every bottle is donated to the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. For more information: http://www.paintedturtlewine.com/greenInitiatives/index.html
Schramm Vodka: Using locally grown Pemberton potatoes, Pemberton Distillery produces small batches of organic single malt whisky using organic malted barley from the Okanagan Valley and pure Coast Mountain water. For more information: http://pembertondistillery.ca/
For a list of all sponsors and supporters of the inaugural Eco Fashion Week, check out www.ecofashion-week.com/partners
For more information about Sponsorship and Eco Fashion Week, contact Bluebird Strategy
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