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2008 Energy Trust Better Living Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show Debuts in Portland March 28-30

Pacific Northwest's largest sustainable lifestyle show features HGTV's Ed Begley, Jr. and U.S. House of Representatives' Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Beard.

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The Energy Trust Better Living Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show debuts in the Pacific Northwest, Friday, March 28th through Sunday, March 30th at the Portland Expo Center.

Free to the public, this entertaining three-day festival is designed to empower attendees to become more thoughtful consumers and lessen their impact on the environment by making holistic, healthy and manageable choices.

Packed with ideas and information, the Better Living Show explores sustainability and features more than 300 exhibitors and speakers in the lifestyle, home and garden, transportation, food and beverage, clean technology, eco adventure and conservation industries. Following is a snapshot of what attendees will have the opportunity to experience:

-- Check out new technologies for your house and eye-popping, earth-friendly gardens at the Energy Trust Green Home that showcases how to bring energy efficiency and solar technology (not just heat) into the home.

-- Gather information on alternative fuels and transportation including Toyota's hybrid technology

-- Savor the entertaining cooking activities on the NW Natural Kitchen Stage

-- Enjoy local and organic beer and wine with friends and sample foods from around the Northwest.

-- Hear presentations on the SustainableLife stage from Ed Begley, Jr., host of the critically acclaimed HGTV series "Living with Ed," Daniel P. Beard, CAO of the U.S. House of Representatives who will speak on the newly-implemented "Green the Capitol Initiative," and more.

-- Visit the Kids' Corner where children can learn how to make a positive impact on the environment.

Lights off at the Better Living Show

The Better Living Show will take place in the dark while showcasing thousands of local and earth-friendly products, services and organizations to Portland's mainstream Metro audience. With all of the houselights turned off and each exhibit individually task lit, this festival will be an experience from the moment guests step through the door.

"Portland is the leading market for hybrid cars, green energy and urban sustainability," said show producer Michael O'Loughlin who, along with partner Stephanie Frisch, designed the Better Living Show so consumers can learn more about sustainability in an entertaining and engaging environment. " We want to introduce people to businesses and groups in our region that will help them make choices that they can feel good about."

About the Better Living Show

Explore sustainability, learn to live well and have fun at the entertaining and interactive Energy Trust Better Living Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show -- Portland's premier sustainable lifestyle festival and the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

It happens Friday, March 28th from noon - 9:00 PM; Saturday, March 29th from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM and Sunday, March 30th from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

The show is located at The Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Drive in Portland. Admission is free, for more information visit:

Source: Press release from Energy Trust Better Living Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show

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