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Queen's University

GreenUP! Festival


Date: Sunday, April 19, 2009  
Time:  11am - 5pm
Location: K-Rock Centre, Kingston
Website/schedule of events:
Contact: (613) 546-9696,

Come out and explore 1000 ways that residents can "green" their lives and help bring Kingston 1000 steps closer to becoming Canada's most sustainable city. 

This year’s GreenUP! Festival is a chance for the public to explore practical, earth-friendly ideas for home, garden, and lifestyle.  GreenUP! will incorporate a number of interactive children’s displays and emphasize earth-friendly activities that also save money. 

Topics range from alternative energy and backyard projects to wildlife habitat preservation campaigns. Environmental companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and volunteer groups will engage visitors with interactive displays.

GreenUp! will feature:

  • Two renowned speakers: Gillian Deacon, environmental advocate and author of Green for Life, and Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley Tools

  • More than 45 displays that will inform and inspire, including Bullfrogs, bubbles, bikes and bins for organics. Come out to learn more.

  • Practical workshops offering tips and information on building a green home, straw-bale construction, or using cloth diapers.

  • Informative workshops asking for your tips about what how the City of Kingston can become a more sustainable city

  • Tours of the KROCK Centre explaining all about the sustainability features of this building which aims to achieve a LEED silver rating.

Admission is free

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Partners in Mission Food Bank.

Presented with support from the City of Kingston, the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, SWITCH, The Kingston Whig Standard and a number of other local environmental organizations, businesses and government partners.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000