Green Day

A display at Green Day
A display at Green Day

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.

Organizations included:

  • Walker Industries: Walker’s Environmental Group
  • Skyhunters – Birds of Prey
  • Niagara Research
  • Sustainability at NC
  • EarthGen International
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Bullfrog Power
  • The Niagara Restoration Council
  • Paddle Niagara
  • 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