Blue/Green Canada will provide the featured workshop at Sunday’s fourth annual Eco-Fest Niagara trade show hosted by Climate Action Niagara (CAN), a group supported by the Brock community.
“Going Green to Make Green, How to Generate Income with Energy” is the focus of the Blue/Green workshop, one of many to be staged from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.
Doors to the trade show open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 17. Admission is free.
Eco-Fest Niagara showcases some of the eco-friendly initiatives, products and services available in Niagara. The event itself has been developed on a sustainable business model, said Jane Hanlon, CAN executive director.
“All proceeds from Eco-Fest Niagara, including exhibitor fees and sponsorship dollars stay in our local community and go towards continuing the numerous environmental education and action programs delivered by Climate Action Niagara,” she said.
Although not directly involved with Sunday’s event, Brock has a working relationship with CAN. The Brock community has participated in many of Niagara’s eco-initiatives through research, marketing help and volunteer participation, Hanlon said. This includes Ontario Public Interest Research Group at Brock, the Faculty of Business and the Department of Residences.
Residence students and students from the Foundations in Service Learning course at Brock helped CAN with a variety of community garden initiatives this past year, said Kristen Smith, manager of Student and Community Outreach.
“We look forward to partnering with Climate Action Niagara again this spring and summer as the growing season begins for another year.”