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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Watch Ed Begley, Jr. and Envirolet on The Marilyn Denis Show

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Watch Ed Begley, Jr. and the Envirolet FlushSmart on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Listen to Q on CBC Radio One Now (10AM) to Hear Ed Begley, Jr.

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Ed Begley, Jr. is interviewed today on Q on CBC Radio One along with Mad Men's Jessica Paré.  Listen now!  Go to http://www.cbc.ca/q/.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Top 10 Highlights for Upcoming Spring Cottage Life Show

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Take a look at the Top 10 highlights at the Spring Cottage Life Show happening March 25-27.

#1 is of of course Ed Begley, Jr. speaking on the main stage at 1pm Saturday, March 26 — presented by Envirolet.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Win Tickets to the 2011 Spring Cottage Life Show just outside Toronto

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Go here and answer the question in the comments to win a pair of tickets to the show!  If you follow us at all you will know the answer to the question…

The Spring Cottage Life Show is held just outside Toronto March 25-27.  Visit our Canadian website for complete show details and map.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Support Envirolet in the GE ecomagination challenge

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Visit the Envirolet page and sign up to "support" us in this cool contest by GE.  Signing up only takes a few seconds.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ed Begley, Jr. to speak at The Spring Cottage Life Show

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Below is a news release regarding Ed Begley, Jr.'s appearance at the Spring Cottage Life Show on March 26.  Ed Begley, Jr. is appearing on behalf of Envirolet Composting Toilets (CanadaUSA).


Ed will be speaking at 1PM on SATURDAY, MARCH 26 on the main stage in Hall 3A.  After he speaks he will be in the Envirolet booth #1319 in Hall 3 to meet customers and sign autographs.


Ed Begley, Jr. to speak at The Spring Cottage Life Show
“Everything I have done for the environment has also been good for my pocketbook”

Presented by Envirolet

1 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the International Centre, Mississauga as part of The Spring Cottage Life Show

February 26th, 2011: For the first time at an Ontario consumer show, Ed Begley, Jr., Hollywood’s eco-activist, will bring his entertaining message on sustainable living to The Spring Cottage Life Show on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 1 p.m.

Ed Begley, Jr. first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Begley has appeared in feature films, television and theatre projects, including the movies A Mighty WindBest In Show, and For Your Consideration. Currently, he is the co-star of the hit Planet Green series Living with Ed, a look at the day-to-day realities of “living green” with his wife Rachelle Carson, who doesn’t always share his enthusiasm about rain barrels.

When it comes to taking personal responsibility for the environment, few individuals can match Begley’s record. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, he is currently one of the hottest speakers on eco-living in North America. Begley’s speech, Live Simply So That Others Can Simply Live, has received standing ovations at over 200 events in the last four years. His empowering and light-hearted message on sustainable living includes:

  • How he began his eco-journey in 1970, including humorous stories about his first electric car and his initial attempts at composting
  • “Everything I have done for the environment has also been good for my pocketbook.”
  • California’s success in cleaning up smog: It didn’t hurt business – the economy thrived
  • Global climate change, pollution, dependency on Mid-East oil – these are challenges that can be overcome
  • Products and services that he has used that work
  • “Our planet is an asset with value. Let’s not treat it like a going-out-of-business sale!”
In additional to Begley’s appearance, attendees will enjoy other green-themed seminars at The Spring Cottage Life Show:
  • Healthy Shoreline Habitats presented by Ontario Stewardship
  • Going Solar for On and Off-Grid Power Solutions presented by Evergreen Power Ltd.
  • A shoreline display by the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds at the Paddling Demonstration Pool
  • Interactive fun with snakes, butterflies, turtles, and bats in the Family Activity Centre
There are also dozens of exhibitors featuring environmentally-conscious products and services geared towards cottage and city living including building products, shoreline restoration services, septic systems, water treatment systems, composting toilets, green cleaners, and alternative energy.

For the latest additions, online tickets, event times, and more info about The Spring Cottage Life Show, visit cottagelife.com/springshow


2011 Show Dates
Friday, March 25                                  11 AM - 8 PM
Saturday, March 26                             9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, March 27                                10 AM - 5 PM

Free, for more than 5,000 cars.
Enter at Hall 1, Hall 4 or Hall 5.

Adults:                                                    $17
Youth (13-17):                                       $10
Children under 13:                               Free!
Weekend pass:                                     $24

Tickets are available at www.cottagelife.com/springshow

See the ad in Cottage Life magazine’s April issue for a discount coupon.

Parking is always FREE at the International Centre.

International Centre
6900 Airport Rd. at Derry Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario


For media information regarding The Spring Cottage Life Show, please contact:

Peggy Sheffield, Peggy Sheffield & Associates Inc.,
phone: 416-246-0474; cell 416-822-8511
e-mail: psheffield@psapr.com

For media information regarding Envirolet/Sancor Industries Ltd. or Ed Begley, Jr., please contact:

Malea Barron, GS&F

Virgina Conchrane, GS&F

Scott Smith


Learn more about Envirolet Composting Toilets at envirolet.ca in Canada or envirolet.com in the US.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Cottage & Cabin

Chicago Lake Home & Cabin Show 2011

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Visit Envirolet in Chicago this weekend at the Chicago Lake Home & Cabin Show!

The show runs Fri Mar 4 to Sun Mar 6.  Envirolet is in booth #629.  See details below.

Chicago Lake Home & Cabin Show

Schaumburg Convention Center
Chicago, IL

Mar 4-6, 2011

Friday - 2 pm to 8 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 4 pm

Adults: $10
Youth 5-15: $4
Under 5: free
Go here to learn how to save $2.

Learn complete details on the show website.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Posted by Scott

Check what our friends at Exceptionlab have to offer now!

The world-famous ILOVENY logo, on a CERAMIC cup that looks like it's made of paper!
With this ceramic version of the ILOVENY paper cup, Graham Hill, founder of Exceptionlab ad Treehugger, whose primary mandate is to create socially and/or environmentally progressive small businesses, joins others in a recent trend of rendering disposables into permanent, useful objects. Hill, as a devoted New Yorker wanted to give shape to one of the most familiar cultural icons of the past half century, the I LOVE NEW YORK rebus, designed by the renowned Milton Glaser after the request of the New York Commerce Commission in 1975.

Sold exclusively at MoMA until June 2011.