Canadian Green Events in Ontario Nov.12,18 & 27 and Dec.3, 2012

This video presents “Inside look at tunnel under Niagara Falls”:

Nov. 8, 2012: Ontario Announced that the Niagara Tunnel Project Nears Completion

This is an update to my previous blog BIG BECKY Boring Phase is Now Completed for the Niagara Tunnel Project.

The Niagara Tunnel Project will divert water from the Niagara River and carry it to the Niagara Falls generating stations.

  • With the completion of the concrete lining for the 10.2 kilometre tunnel
    • The tunnel liner wall is 60 centimetres thick and made of cast-in-place concrete
  •  When completed in 2013, the tunnel will allow:
    • Additional water from the Niagara River to flow to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station at a rate of 500 cubic metres per second

    • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to increase output at the Sir Adam Beck generating stations by about 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours

      • This will supply Ontario with enough clean, renewable electricity to power 160,000 homes
  • The Niagara Tunnel Project is the largest renewable energy project of its type under construction anywhere in the world and has brought approximately $1 billion in economic benefits to the region

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You’re Invited: Windfall Ecology Festival June 9-10, 2012 & Solar Idol Contest

This video shows the various exhibitors of the Windfall Ecology Festival in 2010:

Windfall Ecology Centre invites you to the  FREE Windfall Ecology Festival on June 9 & 10, 2012.

The Windfall Ecology Festival:

  • is open FREE of charge to the public
  • is York Region’s largest Environmental & Energy Conservation Exposition which is a premier outdoor event where thousands of people enjoy:
    • over 200 dynamic exhibits
    • getting involved in workshops
    • stimulating entertainment by performers
      • and speakers who care about the environment
  • fosters public awareness about opportunities for environmental change
  • “spurs people to take the initiative in making their homes, businesses and communities more ecologically advanced and environmentally sound, while encouraging meaningful activation and participation”

Get Involved & Get Inspired: 2012 Windfall Ecology Festival Workshops

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