Pedal-powered concert in the dark, free green marketplace and symposium highlights all-day Earth Hour celebration
Toronto, Ontario – March 26, 2012 – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is supporting BIG on Green’s launch that will take place on March 31, 2012. Timed to Earth Hour, the event incorporates a day-long green marketplace, a series of speakers and symposiums and a “lights out” pedal-powered concert.
Event BIG on Green Launch and Earth Hour celebration
Date Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location Humber College, North Campus, 205 Humber College
Rosemarie Powell, Founder and President/ CEO of BIG on Green
Geraldine Babcock, Director, Community Outreach and Workforce Development, Humber
Ron Dembo, CEO and Founder, Zerofootprint
Photo Op and Agenda
Green Marketplace and Symposium – free with advance registration or $10 at the door
• “Rebuild Haiti” Youth Zone featuring youth leaders from the Toronto District School Board’s EcoSchools program
• Walking tour of the Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology
• Various speakers, symposiums, interactive activities and entertainment, green technology demos, green vendors and networking sessions for green economy job seekers
Earth Hour Concert – $25 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance
Lights will be turned off from 8:30 -9:30 pm for Earth Hour
• “Carnival at twilight” created by SIX AH WI Artists’ Collective
• Pedal-powered concert in the dark featuring Truths and Rights
Tickets www.bigongreen.ca or call 416-883-2388 x 225
About BIG on Green
BIG on Green is in the process of becoming the first worker owned green social enterprise designed specifically to facilitate the creation of green jobs in Toronto’s thirteen priority neighbourhoods. It is based on a community economic development model that creates healthier and more environmentally sustainable communities by providing fair and decent employment with a focus on the green economy. To get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bigongreen.ca.
About Humber’s Community Outreach and Workforce Development
Established in 2008 by Humber President John Davies, the Community Outreach and Workforce Development (COWD) department contributes to the educational, economic and social development of Humber’s local communities. COWD works in partnership with schools, community agencies and government to offer a broad range of programs and services to provide pathways for youth, aboriginal peoples, newcomers, unemployed individuals and others to enter postsecondary education and gain meaningful work opportunities.
About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves more than 22,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path. Our 150 full-time programs include four-year bachelor’s degrees, two and three-year diplomas, one and two-year certificates, and apprenticeship training. As a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber offers students the opportunity to participate in applied research projects that find solutions for issues confronting small and medium-sized enterprises. Humber is one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges as identified by the League for Innovation, and the League’s only Canadian board member. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.
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For more information, please contact:
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 4296 / 416.518.8989
Media contact, BIG on Green