Compiled by guest blogger Eloise Collison. Eloise is a freelance writer, organic gardener, and fibre fanatic who lives and writes in Westboro.
If you missed the Go Green Expo there are a few events coming up in April and May that offer information, seminars, guest speakers, and a chance to assess green products…
Ottawa Eco-Stewardship Fair 2009 – April 18th, 2009
Ottawa’s annual celebration of green living ideas, products and services. Includes cooking demonstrations and tastings; 100 mile lunch; children’s Eco-carnival. Vendors and exhibitors include Vrtucar, the Worm Factory, Arbour, and La Blanche Forest Ecological Reserve.
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 10 am – 5 pm. RA Centre – 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa.
Free Parking, Free Admission
For more information go to: www.ottawaecofair.ca
Eco-Living Seminar- April 21, 2009
Presentations on low impact, low maintenance ‘lawns’, do-it-yourself energy audits, green electricity, Bullfrog power, followed by an open discussion.
Reserve your space or direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the event Q&A page for more information.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7- 9 pm, Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church, 225 McClellan Road in Nepean.
De La Salle Environment and Health Fair – Apr 22, 2009
For the second consecutive year, De La Salle High School is organizing an Environment and Health Fair to raise awareness on the issues affecting our planet. Students and the public will be able to participate in workshops and presentations to deal with our century’s environmental challenges and visit booths on aspects related to the environment and health.
One of this year’s themes is ‘Eco-creativity’, where young and old will be invited to rethink their attitudes and the consumption habits that impact our environment and health. One key action will be to launch an awareness campaign aiming to eliminate disposable plastic bottles from their school.
Wednesday April 22nd 2009 (Earth Day), 3:30 to 8:00 pm. École secondaire publique De La Salle, 501 Old St-Patrick Street, Ottawa
For more information contact Isabel Sebastiao 613-745-2499, happinessandjoy2you(at)yahoo.ca
Ottawa Veg Fest-May 31, 2009
Inform the public about the benefits of a plant-based diet and help them make healthier, greener and more compassionate dietary and lifestyle choices.
Support those who wish to reduce or eliminate their consumption of animal products.
Celebrate the diversity of vegetarian cuisine and culture here in Canada’s capital.
- Cooking demonstration by vegan chef Caroline Ishii of Zen Kitchen.
- Guest speaker, internationally renowned dietitian Brenda Davis, RD.
The Veg Fest takes place on May 31, 2009 (10am-5pm), Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue (corner of Third Avenue and Lyon Street South), Ottawa.