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Welcome To The Green Planet
Resources for Healthy and Sustainable Planet
The Green Planet Foundation was created in response to a growing movement towards a more sustainable and healhty society. Here a dedicated group of individuals brings together some tangible and practical solutions to many of our sustainability issues. We sponsor exhibits, workshops, special events, eco clubs and educational programs that help us to create a green and sustainable culture.
Earthwalk Eco Education Center
Gaia Film Club
We sponsor the Gaia Film Club that meets regularly in the theatre at the Earthwalk Sustainable Living Center in Colborne where avid eco films enthusiasts hold talks discussions, screenings and critical analysis of recent eco films. The Gaia Film Club also presents the Earthwalk Eco Film Festival at the Green Planet Festival.
Green Planet Festival
Every few years we sponsor the Green Planet Festival in eastern Ontario. A celebration of all things green. The festival features exhibits and displays, arts and music along with expert speakers on a great many aspects of green living. A Celebration of sustainable living the 2006 Green Planet Festival took place in Grafton Ontario at the Grafton Town Hall on Earth Day, April 22.. The festival showcased eco-friendly alternatives for building, transportation and everyday living.
Canadians are facing rising gas prices, climate change, environmental health issues and power shortages in the coming years. This Eco Fair explores solutions for a more sustainable tomorrow.
Every time we hold this festival our program of events changes however to give you an idea of our content we will hightlight what happened at the last Green Planet Festival. Our last festival started with the screening of the award winning documentary “Thirst” which is about protecting limited global fresh water supplies followed by a series of presentations and films that explore the future of our food, water, energy, transportation and economy as well as a wide variety of solutions for more healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
Glen Mc Cloud of the Northumberland Stewardship Council explored the "Tree Planting" programs that we can all be involved is as well as a discussion on water course restoration programs.
Dave Friars talked about "Energy Alternatives" and strategies for the future of energy both within our communities and as a society.
Mike Hubicki from H2omes tallked about "Home Energy Solutions" sharing some of his expertise and experience in creating his own Eco Home here in Northumberland.
Bob Garthson of Canadian Organic Growers explored some ideas, tools, techniques and philosophy surrounding creating and enjoying organic gardens
Bob then lead a panel discussion on the "Future Of Food" exploring some of the health, supply and sustainability issues that are already impacting on current generations will most likely have to be dealt with by future generations if we don't start to protect our food supplies and our genetic heritage.
Garnet McPherson representing the Natural Health Network did a workshop exploring some of the concerns coming out of new research about Electro Magnetic Radiation and its devastating impact on our health. He explored issues ranging from cell phone use and towers to high tension power lines as well as many sources of EMR that are a concern right in our own homes.
Simon Boone of Generation Solar talked about some of the new environmental initiatives of the Ontario Government and how it is making many "Solar Solutions" much more cost effective and practical for many more citizens. He discussed the many ways that solar energy can be used in our homes and our lives to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the way we live.
Mike Hubicki, Simon Boone, Dave Fairs and Don Chisholm shared a panel discussion with our audience on the future of energy in our society. What political and economic factors that will have a direct impact energy supplies and solutions. They also explored the impact of new materials and technologies could have on long term solutions to our energy issues.
John Graham of Church Key Breweries and Garnet MacPherson from the Green Planet Foundation will lead a panel discussion on "Eco Transportation Solutions" including electric, hybrid and bio diesel fueled vehicles. The will be talking about what the future may hold as the impact of "peak oil" starts to drive the inevitable oil supply crisis.
Armand Dupuis of Think Tank Conferencing was joined by a representative of myconnections.ca for a workshop about "the most efficient transportation of them all..." none. They explored the new technologies that are enabling complete and unlimited meetings and sharing of information to take place over the internet so that many more of us can now consider telecommuting and teleconferancing as a serious option to driving to work.
Don Chisholm of the Gaia Preservation Coalition was speaking on wind energy and other energy issues that need to be addressed as part of our public planning and policies. He shared his experience with real life challenges of working toward community solutions in Prince Edward County.
Colin Mathews of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association did a presentation on "Hiking In Northumberland" He will be talking about the association and the exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities in Northumberland County.
Bob Garthson of Valley Voices explored the subject of "Protecting Communities" Our communities are a heritage that we can pass on to our children if we look at it from a long term perspective. John talked about the many issues, challenges and approaches to protecting the intrinsic and environmental resources of a community for current and future generations.
An Open Forum on developing Sustainable Public Policy followed the film and explore the role of Government in protecting or natural heritage and developing a sustainable future for generations to come. This was a dynamic and productive brainstorming session.
Stan Grizzle did a presentation on new developments in "Eco Sanitation" and the management of house hold toxins that we encounter in our current environment.
Arlene Wilcox of Bio Pro will talk about her products that help to protect us from the harmful effects of Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR)
CLOSING - A little musical tribute to the earth closed the festival and begin another year of reflecting on more sustainable future. A year when we all might be able to implement a little of what we have learned to leave a smaller environmental footprint, while living a less expensive, simpler, and healthier life.
2009 Green Planet Festival
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