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Four-day Green Living Expo to open on Oct. 26

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff Reporter

The public is invited to experience a “green life” at this year’s Green Living Expo, a free four-day public exhibition that will open on Oct. 26 at the Taipei World Trade Center.

A “green life” involves making all aspects of daily life — food, clothing, housing, transportation, leisure and education — eco-friendly, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Stephen Shen (沈世宏) said at a press conference yesterday.

The expo will consist of an environmental protection area, a “green life” area and a stage, said the EPA, the organizer.

Visitors to the environmental protection-themed area would learn about how much carbon is produced in various types of lifestyle scenarios, such as living as a single person or a family of two or three. Low-carbon food, electric cars and “green wrapping” will also be exhibited in that area.

In the green life section of the expo, everyday products that have qualified for a “green mark” or “carbon footprint mark” will be on display.

Shen said the EPA established a “green mark” system several years ago to mark out “recyclable, low-pollution, energy-saving” products, helping consumers identify eco-friendly products.

Taiwan is the 11th country to adopt the labeling system, he said.

Shen also promoted the concept of LOHAS.

“Let’s go LOHAS, which means Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, has a profound meaning. We should try to balance our lifestyles, production methods and the environment at the same time to live a happy life,” Shen said.

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