8th annual Green Day Event, "Living Local," September 24th, 2014
Niagara College’s student-led Niagara Environmental Corps (NEC) in partnership with the Sustainability Committee hosted its eighth annual Green Day event date at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. This event is important to the college, as it gives all students a chance to participate and engage with local organizations that are committed to improving sustainability and environmental stewardship.
The theme for Green Day this year was “Living Local,” and encompasses a wide range of sustainability topics to be explored. Living local is a way for communities to foster sustainable principles, as well as environmental and community based stewardship together through activism, education and engagement. The success of the event can be attributed to many of the people that have been involved in the event planning, to the volunteers, guests and of course, the vendors. Sarah Koudys, an Environmental Technician student, acted as Green Day Coordinator, and began planning this event in May.
The Niagara Environmental Corps. always participates in running the main attractions of Green Day, and also participates in talking to all of the vendors. Having this event take place in September is a great way to break the ice with classmates, new friends, and get started on networking with organizations and businesses in Niagara and learning about how they can get involved.
Workshops included fly fishing demonstrations from Trout Unlimited, testing out a board from Paddle Board Niagara, sumac tea sampling from Sustainability, silent auction and raffle table, lunch discount provided by SAC, and a chance to win a prize for taking the Sustainability survey took place.
The Niagara Restoration Council
Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI)
Niagara Waste Management Division
- Environmental Drainage Training Centre (EnvDTC)
- NC Grounds - with Jennifer Laverty
- Goodwill Niagara
- NC Student Administrative Council (SAC)
- The Only Place on Earth
- NC School of Environmental & Horticultural Studies
- Brock University: DIG - (Develop, Integrate and Grow)
- Drainage Investment Group (DIG)
- Water Superstore
- NC Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership
- Gwen's Teas
- Niagara Beeway
- Evolution Window Films
- Simply Sustainable
- Fair Trade Niagara-on-the-Lake
- The British Boutique
Walker Industries supported the Green Day tent and table rental this year. Walker Industries is a diverse company focusing on construction, emulsions, waste management, environmental project management, renewable energy projects and green buildings. Niagara College has a partnership with Walker Industries focusing on our Carbon Neutral Building Projects for the Wine Visitor and Education Centre as well as the Rankin Technology Centre.
For more information about Walker Industries, please visit their website here
Each year, Green Day is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. Bullfrog Power’s generators inject clean, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity Green Day will use. Through the agreement, we are reducing the event’s environmental impact, and helping to create a cleaner, healthier environment. Bullfrog’s electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogo program instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. For more information on Bullfrog’s green energy, visit their website here
Green Day, 2013
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