Green Calgary

Green Calgary

April 19, 2011 10:01 ET

Seven Steps to Celebrate Earth Day: Open House Event on Wednesday, April 20

Bringing together the environmentally curious with the environmentally conscious

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) -

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Green Calgary is bringing together a killer line-up of environmental industry experts for a one-night event that will include hands-on education, eco-feasting and an opportunity to network with some likeminded Calgarians. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole evening. Enjoy some local food and beverages and take one – or seven – steps forward to celebrate Earth Day.

Green Calgary's Seven Steps on Earth Day Event is a 3-hour after work reception that is free, open to the public and conveniently located downtown in the Jamieson Place Winter Garden. A series of seven interactive stations will help Calgarians decode what green living means and inspire individuals to take small steps toward becoming more conscious consumers.

Featured Topics:

1. Eating Thoughtfully

2. Eliminating Toxins from Your Home

3. Minimizing Your Energy Use

4. Conscious Spending

5. Travelling Wisely

6. Waste Reduction for a Green Workspace

7. Water: A precious resource

Event Information

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Location: Jamieson Place - Winter Garden

308 4th Avenue SW (+15 Level)

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please RSVP for this event: www.greencalgary.org

Media are invited to arrive early and we would be happy to arrange any interviews or demos with the various industry eco-experts.

About Green Calgary

Green Calgary is a dynamic, non-profit urban environmental organization with a mission to empower Calgarians to create healthy homes and communities through environmental education, products and services. Since 1978 Green Calgary has sought to address a range of pressing urban environmental issues including pollution, waste management and resource conservation. As the nature and understanding of these and other issues has evolved over the years, so too has Green Calgary's focus, programs and approach. In addition to providing information and raising awareness, our organization strives to provide the specific tools and resources that empower individuals and groups to make positive environmental changes. For more information please visit www.greencalgary.org.

7 Steps to Celebrate Earth Day Overview

Green Calgary is dedicated to providing helpful and up to date information to Calgarians. The Seven Steps on Earth Day Event will showcase seven interactive stations, each sponsored by a local business and hosted by local industry experts.

Eating Thoughtfully

Description: Learn about eating more consciously – local, organic and less meat. Plus, enjoy a taste test while you learn how to grow your own fruits and veggies.

Hosted by: Slow Food Calgary

Eliminating Toxins from Your Home

Description: Learn how to rid your home of toxic cleaners and make your own environmentally friendly cleaners with simple natural ingredients.

Hosted by: Green Calgary

Minimizing Your Energy Use

Description: Learn how to minimize your energy usage at home and about the rebate programs available to you in Calgary.

Station Sponsored by: ENMAX Hosted by: Climate Change Central

Conscious Spending

Description: Learn about sustainable businesses in Calgary, how to shop smart with your dollars and how to avoid the dreaded Seven Sins of Greenwashing.

Station Sponsored by: RONA Hosted by: REAP

Travelling Wisely

Description: Learn how to travel in a more environmentally friendly manner. From your day-to-day commute to your weekend travel, stop by this station to find helpful tips that will help you travel more wisely.

Station Sponsored by: MEC Hosted by: Sustainable Alberta Association

Waste Reduction for a Green Workspace

Description: Learn how to make your office workspace more sustainable. Station Sponsored by: DIRTT Environmental Solutions / Element Integrated Workspace

Hosted by: Green Calgary

Water: A precious resource

Description: Learn about the benefits of using a rain barrel and pick up a few other water conservation ideas. Plus, you can pre-order your rain barrel for Green Calgary's annual rain barrel sale in May.

Hosted by: Green Calgary

To view the 20 Most Effective Environmental Actions, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Top20.pdf

To view the video and photos, please visit the following links:

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