EnviroFest 2012 "Change is easier than you think"
EnviroFest 2012 offers a wide range of free family-oriented activities including interactive displays, a celebrity fashion show, music, performers, workshops and special children’s fun.
When: September 15, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Kids Activities: Kids will love the face painting, the EnviroFest passport adventure and games that make learning about the environment fun. Starting at 11 a.m. kids can pick up their EnviroFest passports and start their adventure. Download the EnviroFest 2012 Passport to Adventure here.
Remote Re-Use-It and Re-Build-It Centre: New this year, Day Lot 4 will host a remote Re-Use-It and Re-Build-It Centre. Clean out the house and bring in your used goods. Staff will be onsite with a truck to accept donations of household goods and recycling. Donate items in good working condition, electronics (not working and working), furniture, clothing, dishes, linens, children’s items, bottle and cans, dishes, sporting goods and building supplies. Visit www.mywcss.org for a complete list.
Sign up for a FREE workshop today! - EnviroFest 2012 will also feature the following exciting FREE workshops aimed to empower Whistler residents with the information and inclination to make choices with the natural environment in mind. To register, email email@example.com with which workshop you would like to attend.
- Soap-Making Workshop – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
- Re-Build-It Up-cycling Workshop – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
- Sustainable Plant and Compost techniques – 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Interactive Displays: BC Hydro, Carney’s, the RMOW, BC Transit and more.
Re-Use-It Celebrity Fashion Show: Sponsored by the Re-Use-It Centre, local Whistler celebrities will model the latest recycled fashions to DJ beats that are available for a fraction of the cost at the Re-Use-It Centre. The fashion show will repeat at the top of every hour, starting at 11 a.m.
Short Skirt Theatre: Whistler's own Short Skirt Theatre will also perform a series of short skits designed to entertain and educate adults and children alike about environmentally friendly choices offered in the community.
Try Pedal Power: Pedal power will be generated by teams of “watt-riders” who will power EnviroFest 2012 by pedaling with their back wheels resting on a spinning mini generator. The energy from the pedaling will be converted to power the lights and the DJ music. A kids’ bike will also be on-hand for young peddlers to demo.
The remaining energy used to power EnviroFest 2012 is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. This means that Bullfrog Power will inject green power onto the BC electricity grid to match the amount of electricity used by this event. Bullfrog’s green power is sourced exclusively from wind power producers who meet or exceed the federal government's EcoLogoM standard for renewable energy.