Environment Canada

Environment Canada

November 24, 2009 09:00 ET

Environment Canada/Green Christmas at the Biosphere: Recapture the Holiday Spirit!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2009) - The Biosphere is inviting everyone to come experience a greener holiday by drawing inspiration from the activities of the fourth edition of the Green Christmas event, which will take place from December 4 to January 3.

Running from December 4 to 6, the Recycling-Artists Eco Fair will bring together 52 exhibitors with the same artistic and environmental approach. It is a unique opportunity to find original and handmade gifts made in Quebec from recycled materials. Admission to the Biosphere is free for this event.

The DIY Eco-Design workshops will give artists at heart an opportunity to create their own green wrapping paper, decorations and prepared food gifts. With a different theme for each weekend, the free workshops are being held on December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 (reservation required).

Children are invited to participate in the Eco-Elves Workshop and to meet Green Santa, who will give them a small green gift. The whole family will be touched by the Sainte-Emilie Flying Beavers story, a heart-warming tale that combines humour and mystery and makes us think about our modern holiday customs. On Saturday, December 5th, the Biosphere will welcome Laure Waridel, author of Acheter, c'est voter : le cas du cafe and L'envers de l'assiette, for two talks with the children. Ms. Waridel also developed a green holiday menu that will inspire visitors of the Ecoological house during the entire event.

The 100% design, zero waste exhibit promotes the work of the recycling artists who, each year, divert hundreds of tons of materials and objects from the landfills by giving them a new, stylish and modern look.

With completely new holiday decorations created by various artists from recovered objects, Green Christmas aims to promote responsible consumption during this time of year when consumption is encouraged. The complete schedule is available at: www.biosphere.ec.gc.ca.

As an environment museum, Environment Canada's Biosphere has a mandate to promote environmental action and involvement by Canadians. In addition to presenting special events and exhibits, the Biosphere develops numerous educational products for a diverse clientele throughout the country and is a renowned forum for environmental exchanges.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of the Environment
    Frederic Baril
    Press Secretary
    819-997-1441
    or
    Environment Canada
    Media Relations
    819-934-8008
    1-888-908-8008
    www.ec.gc.ca