Workshops and Announcements for Sustainability Fair on April 23, 2022

Come out and celebrate Earth Day at the North Grenville Sustainability Fair this Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10 am-3 pm. This popular Spring event takes place at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, and also features the electrifying “EVent” – the largest electric vehicle showcase between Toronto and Montreal! If the price of gas has been giving you the shivers lately, come and see what fires up our EV enthusiasts!

While the main hall will be full of booths where you can shop, learn, and share ideas, the arena is where you will find the electric vehicles. Test drives of some models will be available -arrive early to sign up, some conditions apply, and expect to wear a mask in the vehicle.  Models available (courtesy of Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa):

  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Tesla Model S
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Chevrolet BoltEV

We are introducing a new feature this year – our “Greening Your Home” section. These booths will feature businesses that can help you save energy (and money) for your home. Find out more about heat pumps. Chat with the electrical company about the charger you’re installing for your electric vehicle. Find an energy auditor. Want to talk about Passivhaus and ultra efficient homes? We‘ve got you covered. Plus, you will be able to see a large display of electric yard equipment that will keep your property looking its best. There will be a draw for a battery-powered leaf blower, donated by long-time SNG supporter, Allison Miller.

Parents will find our usual kids’ corner is a hive of activity for all of their busy bees! In fact, those garden helpers are the theme for our hands-on activities this year. Build a hive, learn about different kinds of bees, plant some seeds for the garden, or just take a break and relax with a good book from the collection provided by our very own NG Public Library.

Our presentations this year cover a wide range of topics aimed at helping you find ways to reduce your environmental impact. The presentations take place in the municipal theatre this year. Please note: due to remodeling work on the main theatre entrance, the theatre must currently be accessed via the exterior doors on the northwest corner of the Municipal Centre.

For further information on the presenters and presentations, see the poster below.

Join us for a day of sharing, learning, and connecting with your community at the North Grenville Sustainability Fair. With a delicious, locally-sourced food concession, and accompanied by a slate of talented local musicians, the Sustainability Fair is a feast for all the senses!

The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. 

As the event is being held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, it is expected that Fair participants and attendees will abide by any COVID-releated regulations in place at the venue on the day of the event.  Masks are encouraged.

Watch the SNG Facebook page for the latest.

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