updated 5/12/2011 10:16:50 AM ET 2011-05-12T14:16:50

BOSTON, May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics (Nasdaq:COIN) announced today that Nick Brusatore, Co-founder of TerraSphere Systems, will be presenting at EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo, taking place May 13-15, 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Brusatore will be presenting "Big Ideas for a Better Future" on Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m. PT on the main stage of the event, and will be speaking about his experience in promoting sustainable technology and businesses including TerraSphere Systems and the vertical farming industry.  

Chris Livingstone, Sales Manager for the Globe Foundation (the event's producer) comments, "In five years of hosting EPIC here in Vancouver, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security have been popular topics to say the least. Solutions, like that of TerraSphere's vertical farming technology, offer a glimpse into the future so that we may feel optimistic that our food needs will continuously be met. We are excited to welcome Nick Brusatore, Co-founder and Technical Director of TerraSphere, to the EPIC Main Stage on Sunday, May 15th to engage our audience with big ideas for a better future."

"I'm honored to be speaking at EPIC Vancouver alongside such an esteemed group of presenters. I'm excited for the opportunity to educate the public about vertical farming's contribution to sustainability, including the relationship between TerraSphere, the Squamish Nation and the Eco-Spirit brand," says Brusatore.

The EPIC (Ethical. Progressive. Intelligent. Consumer.) Sustainable Living Expo, an annual event organized by the GLOBE Foundation, attracts a diverse range of 300 companies who focus on social and ecological sustainability, allowing some 17,000+ visitors to learn from top eco-educators and make choices that help sustain their lifestyles, while leaving a softer footprint on earth. EPIC features the latest eco-trends in: Business & Technology, Community, Fashion, Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Leisure, and Transportation. 2011 marks the 5th anniversary of EPIC, taking place May 13-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

For more information on EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo, please visit the website:  http://vancouver.epicexpo.com/

About Converted Organics

Converted Organics' (Nasdaq:COIN) mission is to promote, develop and operate profitable innovative clean technologies that contribute to the improvement of our environment by use of sustainable business practices and the judicious use of natural resources. Converted Organics Inc. is currently composed of three primary lines of business at the intersection of Agriculture, Water and Waste Recycling. Each business contributes to our mission and uses sustainable business practices that protect and value the environment. The three lines of business are Organic Fertilizer (Converted Organics), Vertical Farming (TerraSphere Systems - www.terraspheresystems.com ), and Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Industrial Wastewater Resources).

The Converted Organics Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7431

About the Globe Foundation

The GLOBE Foundation, formed in 1993, is a Vancouver-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding practical business-oriented solutions to the world's environmental problems, promoting the business case for sustainable development. The Foundation helps companies and individuals realize the value of economically viable environmental business opportunities through conferences and events, research and consulting, project management, communications, and awards. Visit http://www.globe.ca/home.aspx to learn more.

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