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

RAIN: Rain Barrel Truck Sale & Design

  • Saturday June 9th & Sunday June 10th, 10:00am – 4:00pm pick up
  • Rain barrels are a great way for homeowners to elminate run-off by storing and reusing rain water on gardens and lawns
  • The price is $50 per barrel if you pre-order, or $60 if not pre-ordered, and pick up will be at the festival with your receipt
  • Once purchased, rain barrel owners are able to add some great design ideas with provided materials for FREE!

RAIN: Build your own Pet Waste Composter!

  • Dogs (and other pets) have waste that is four times as toxic as humans.
  • Pet owners can build and bury a pet waste composter below ground level, where the waste and harmful pathogens can completely break down in a contained area.
  • Composter materials will be available for purchase at a nominal fee, or you may bring your own.

York Region Environmental Alliance: Shop like the Planet is Watching

  • teaches you to become a savvy eco-shopper
  • provides you with helpful tips on how to shop green, what to buy and what to look for when making a purchase
  • also focuses on product labeling and what to look for on packaging

Solar 101 & Installation Demonstration

  • is a first-hand look at how solar panels are installed on a residential roof
  • Windfall Solar  experts will:
    • demonstrate the installation process
    • explain the steps a homeowner can take to get their own rooftop solar PV system through the FIT program

Please click here for more info and registration for the above events.

The highlights of the Windfall Ecology Festival include:

  • Music and Performers
    • a Kid’s Stage
    • a World Music Stage– a lineup of musicians with the status of
      • Canada’s Hall of Fame
      • Internationally Renowned Artists
      • and local up and coming Artists & Entertainers

Exciting Activities for Kids All Weekend Long

  • Kid’s Zones are situated throughout the park giving children something to look forward to as they trail through the Festival with you.
    • Each zone has games, activities, and crafts that educate children about the environment in a fun and informative way such as:
      • kite making
      • face painting
      • recycled craft making
      • and much more….

  • Walk On Water!
    • Step inside the ball and prepare for the thrill of walking on water!
    • You do not need to know how to swim and will not get wet or even come in contact with the water… Fun for all ages!

Exotic Animal Show!

  • Interact with some interesting, rare and endangered animal species!
  • Hands on Exotics will be putting on two animal shows on Sunday June 10th!

Please click here for more info about the Kids Zones & Activities as well as Family Stage performers.

For the complete schedule of Windfall Ecology Festival events, activities and performances on Saturday and Sunday, please click here.

Enter the *Solar Idol Contest Today!

The Solar Idol Contest:

  • It is an online talent search for solar science solutions from Ontario high school students.
    • students to produce a creative 1-3 minute video that showcases their innovative solar energy solution to the world’s climate crisis
  • Solar Idol Video submissions’ deadline has been extended
    • videos are now due 11:59PM EST on FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, 2012

 Enjoy and Good Luck!


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