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Project ECOSPHERE, the environment and green building fair, is organizing its 4th edition on June 13 and 14th 2015 at La TOHU and its 10th edition in Brome in the Eastern Townships on September 26 and 27th. The fair is a family event with activities for everyone. Free admission!
4th edition at La TOHU
For the fourth edition of Project ECOSPHERE, the Environmental and Green Building Fair, the environmentalist Bill McKibben of 350.org will be with us. Author of the book The End of Nature, first published in 1989 and translated into 24 languages, Bill will talk to us about climate change. Winner of the “Ghandi Peace Award,” he is known as one of the 100 most important thinkers in the world. He has at times written articles for National Geographic and Rolling Stone. This globally known activist has just received an award in Europe for his contribution to the environment. He has 18 honorary doctorates.
Discussion about climate change: Solutions for the planet
Many lectures talk about climate change, which is the subject of the hour. A discussion called “Solutions for the planet” will be dedicated to presenting solutions to this threatening problem. The panel will be made up of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Dominic Champagne, Laure Waridel, Karel Mayrand of the David Suzuki Foundation, Camil Bouchard and André Belisle of the AQLPA (the provincial association of the fight against atmospheric pollution), winner of a “Phénix de l’environnement” award for his 30 years of involvement. An evening filled with reflexions hosted by domlebo. The evening ends in laughter with Christian Vanasse of the Zapartistes, Jici Lauzon and with music by domlebo. Tickets are on sale online on our website.
Nature will be well represented with Oliver Hollel of the prestigious “UN Convention on Biological Diversity.” This new feature is in collaboration with Stratégies St-Laurent and MEC. We will also talk about the issue of the emerald ash borer. Pierre Lussier of the Jour de la Terre (Earth Day) will discuss the issue and the solutions to slow the spread and manage the impact of the emerald ash borer on all lands.
Actress Maxim Roy of 19-2, nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards and the series “O” and Sabine Karsenti of Écologia Montréal will be our spokespeople.
Lots of activities
An exhibition of works by artist René Derouin and documentaries by the Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec will be presented throughout the weekend. The kids can create ceramic artworks thanks to Mr. Derouin’s Foundation. These works will then be exhibited throughout the summer at the Jardins du précambrien in Val-David.
Ça pousse! , an educational gardening service, allows young gardeners to become familiar with the wonderful world of seeds and germination. Kids will leave with their own garden in a glove!
Jeunes pousses organizes a sensory trail for children in collaboration with the exhibitors so they can taste good healthy food and find out who is the greatest adventurer for taste!
Comics magazine Planches, which aims to promote Quebec authors, proposes creating a participatory mural with artist Sbu One.
More than 25 conferences in our various tents Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 pm.
Food trucks and documentaries
Three documentaries will be screened on an outdoor setting on Saturday starting at 6 pm.
Révolution agricole…urbaine! (52 min) with director Mario Desmarais, 6pm
L’or du golfe (90 min) with director Ian Jacquier, 7:30 pm
Chasing Ice from director Jeff Orlowski (85 min / Original English version with French subtitles), 9 pm
More than ten food trucks on location for great healthy foods!
And more! For details visit our website www.projetecosphere.org
Project ECOSPHERE is the largest environment and green building exhibition in Quebec. We expect more than 15,000 visitors, people of any age who have at heart their health and that of their environment. Every year this exhibition brings together nearly 200 exhibitors and offers lectures and activities on numerous subjects: organic or fair-trade food, health, fashion and design, ecological construction and green technologies.