Green Day to shine a light on sustainability

NC’s student-led Niagara Environmental Corps (NEC) will host its fifth-annual Green Day event at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on Tuesday, April 3 with a full slate of speakers and exhibits designed to educate students, staff and the community while raising the profile of Niagara College’s sustainability initiatives.

Speakers will include NC graduate and Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) Founder and Executive Director Evan DiValentino, Walker Industries Director of Environmental Performance Alison Braithwaite and Erin Britnell, Sustainability Coordinator at the Niagara Region.

“The key goal of the Niagara Environmental Corps is to raise awareness of environmental issues, and our annual Green Day event is designed to engage and educate NC students and staff and the community,” said the NEC’s Natasha Turl.  “Green Day brings together environmental leaders and key organizations and vendors who are promoting sustainability in our community. It’s a great opportunity to learn about environmental issues in Niagara, and see some of the exciting things that are happening in this important area.”

Green Day will also include an interesting cross-section of exhibitors and vendors, including the NSI, the St. Catharines Green Committee, Walker Industries, Go-Green Ecycles, Niagara Electronic Re-use and Recycling Depot, Niagara Restoration Council, Niagara Bruce Trail Club and Creek Shore Farms.

The event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the NOTL Campus courtyard, and will also feature a re-use sale, barbecue and a raffle with items valued at more than $3,000. Proceeds from Green Day will support NEC environmental and sustainability projects and initiatives.


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