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Green Building Festival: Day 2

Today was an exhibition and breakout sessions. Exhibitors ranged from dual-flush toilets, to Green Roof solutions, to the Ministry of the Environment and many educational institutions. The two sessions that I attended were excellent. The first was a roundtable discussion on Campus Sustainability Planning with a panel from the University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson. The second session, by an excellent speaker Scott Demark, was about Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning the Lessons Learned from passed initiatives.   And finally I watched as they put together a section of a Green Roof in less than an hour. With the ability to install a Green Roof on a 40% slope I wonder how long it is until we retrofit some of the homes in Toronto? I personally would love to have a green roof, more space to grow strawberries and other delicious treats.

Make the Earth Greener and your day brighter.
The Holland Trade Agency was a sponsor and had a booth in the exhibition. They were promoting ‘greening’ the earth by putting plants in your office.

Why?

Well as we all know plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen as their waste. As an incentive they were offering plants to participants and I was fortunate enough to bring one home. (The artwork in the background is a local Toronto artist, Ryan Barrett). Not only will your plant help the environment but they also tend to bring a positive energy to any office.

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Time September 16, 2008 at 9:50 pm

[…] Sustainability on Campus. With three universities attending, U of T, York and Ryerson, I mentioned (here) that they all spoke to their campus […]