Green Living Show
I am on the way home from the Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto and thinking about how wonderful an experience the show was! It was super exciting to see how many people and companies are interested in and dedicated to environmentalism. There was a really great atmosphere of enthusiasm and hope in a place where there were so many people with the same ideas and values, working to create new innovations which will reduce our impact on the environment and which use our waste to create new wonderful products!
The show features products, services and ideas from all areas of the environmental sector including efficient vehicles, food, personal care products, clothing, energy, bicycles, plants, and much more. Some of the highlights for me included carrying a computer to the show for electronic recycling to get a free ticket, dropping off a pile of CDs at the swap site where people could trade used CDs, DVDs, or BlueRays for others which people have dropped off, a reptile show for the kids, makeovers with eco-cosmetics, and many great speakers.
I really, really am so impressed with the show and am very grateful to have been able to attend. The show started on Friday and will end tomorrow (Sunday, April 15th) in the evening. For more information check out… I hope to make it there again tomorrow if I can catch a train, so I hope to see you there!
Earth Week Events
1. Play: Creation Story
When: 15 Apr 2012, 7pm
Where: The Button Factory (map), Uptown Waterloo
Description: Creation Story is a new play about our relationships with food, the earth, and each other. Its characters struggle with their evolving identities and the legacy they are leaving for future generations against a backdrop of the looming presence of biotechnology and agribusiness. A post-show discussion about the play and the issues it explores will follow each performance. Note that Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
How to Register: Tickets are available at Words Worth Books in uptown Waterloo or Full Circle Foods in Kitchener. Cost is $10-$15 on a sliding scale.
2. Season Extension with Cold Frames
When: Sunday, April 15 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm (weather permitting)
Where: 38 Brockville Avenue, Guelph, proceed directly to the garden (back door entrance)
Cost: Camilla Leach and the Transition Guelph Urban Food Working Group
Details: With the sunshine and warm weather, are you getting excited about gardening season? Join the Transition Guelph Urban Food Working Group for our first garden tour of 2012. Tour Camilla and Brian’s four season garden, where they produced greens under cold frames all winter. Hear about the type of greens that can grow in Guelph during the winter months. Please bring a food item or a beverage to share. Please RSVP to Camilla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Roxana (email@example.com)
3. Organic Gardening Workshop
When: Mon, 16 April, 7pm – 8pm
Where: REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill St, Kitchener (map)
Description: Join Cathy Hansen to discover the real dirt on producing your own organically grown food. Cathy’s 25 years of experience growing organic food in her own backyard is sure to inspire! Donations Accepted. Registration often recommended. See http://www.cogwaterloo.ca for full details.
4. CREW: Roundtable Discussion on FIT
When: Wed, 18 April, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Kitchener City Hall (Heritage Room) (map)
Description: CREW invites you to discuss how the new feed-in-tariff rules affect our plans for the Solar CIty Co- op.
When: Saturday, April 21, 9am to 5pm.
Where: Kitchener City Hall
Description: Enjoy the vintage feeling of an outdoor market filled with yesterday’s treasures, thrifted clothes upcycled into unique dresses and delightful candy smelling body care wonders. There will also be displays for organizations include Transition KW.