Halton Eco Festival Packed With Great Groups

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Fifty sponsors and exhibitors at the Halton Eco Festival on Saturday, April 5!
“The 14th Halton Eco Festival is one of Ontario’s longest-running environmental fairs and its popularity has been growing every year since 2001. More and more people are discovering just how much there is to see and do at the event,” says Stephen Dankowich, show manager and executive director of the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights. This community event is free for everyone to attend on Saturday, April 5 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Glen Abbey Community Centre which is located at 1415 Third Line just south of Upper Middle Road in Oakville.
THERE ARE MORE THAN FIFTY CONFIRMED SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS TO VISIT. (Including Mike & me, Gloria, of Niagara Escarpment Views!)
“Visitors will learn a lot and enjoy meeting representatives of the many confirmed sponsors and exhibitors who will be in attendance,” says Stephenr. Here is a short description of each of the registered participants:
The Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER) will educate you about how communities can take ecological action in response to climate change.
Bestargan.com has a light weight, fast-absorbing oil for daily moisturizing and treatment of your skin, hair and nails.
Barefoot Books is an independent publisher specializing in carefully crafted children’s books, CDs, games, puppets, puzzles and gifts.
Emma and Julia Bogus of the award-winning group Books with No Bounds are collecting gently used books to promote literacy in aboriginal communities; please bring your books for donation to their booth at the Halton Eco Festival.
High school students receive an outdoor education when enrolled with the Bronte Creek Project which is dedicated to creating effective environmental leaders.
Gardeners will want to visit the booth for Bumble Bee Gardens which specializes in native plants and ecological gardening while taking their inspiration from the natural landscapes of woodlands, meadows, prairies and wetlands.
The Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation is a registered charity that is working actively to protect tropical rainforests including in Costa Rica.
Chiropractic Advantage has participated in every previous Halton Eco Festival; to hear a really inspirational story, ask Dr. John Minardi how he became involved in health care.
Discount Dog Poop Bags wants you to pick up after your dog with their made-in-Canada eco friendly bags.
Independent consultant Frances Willoughby is promoting the Enjo cleaning cloth that is pore-deep and chemical-solution free; here’s how you can better clean your kitchen.
Fair Vote Canada-Halton Chapter are advocating for proportional representation as a new way for electing politicians.
Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco Consulting are experts in sustainable landscaping and focus
on permaculture and the use of native species; Eco gardener Sean James also will be making a presentation from our eco festival stage about how to properly maintain the branches of your trees. (Sean is our regular garden columnist!)
FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners will share news with you about their recent successes in implementing various environmental and community development programs in Halton Region.
The Halton Environmental Network is working toward a sustainable future by making environmental
connections in Halton; join them for their tenth anniversary gala celebration to be held on May 28 at the Oakville Conference Centre. (We’re delighted to be a sponsor of this event too.)
Dr. John Zeni of In-Line Family Chiropractic specializes in family wellness and corrective care.
Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club will be selling memberships to support their on-going efforts to maintain and preserve the Niagara Escarpment; have you discovered the abundance of waterfalls in the Iroquoia section here in Halton Region and area?
The Oakville-Mississauga branch of Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives has several campaigns for social justice around the globe to engage you.
Maximized Health focuses on family chiropractic care and nutrition for Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton communities.
The Natural Care Clinic specializes in naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, child and family therapy, baby care and family food coaching.
Niagara College’s Centre for Environmental Training encourages you to meet students showcasing their client-based field projects promoting ecological restoration, biodiversity and connectivity.
The Ontario Clean Air Alliance was established in 1997 to achieve the phase-out of Ontario’s dirty coal-fired power plants and to move Ontario towards a renewable electricity future.
The Oakville Federal Green Party Association will let you know about their goals and concerns about sustainability.
The Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. has a variety of conservation programs and initiatives for home and work as noted on SaveONenergy.ca.
The Oakville Provincial Liberal Association is pursuing a stronger and more caring Ontario.
The Oakville Sustainable Food Partnership is promoting local sustainable food systems;  discover their Growing and Sharing Food in Halton program at the Halton Eco Festival.
Oakvillegreen Conservation Association is protecting nature where you live.
Ontario Nature protects Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.
POWER or Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources is a Halton Hills-based community group that combines education and actions to develop measured solutions to unsustainable patterns and approaches. Mike & I met through POWER!
Pura Vida Cosmetics assists people along the path to holistic health in a simpler more wholesome way.
People, plants and nature are brought together at the largest botanical garden in Canada, the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation offers a gentle method for a balanced and healthy lifestyle with free weekly classes in Oakville and Burlington.
Simply Green Baby has safe quality products for customers who desire a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle; they are sponsoring the kid’s eco fun zone.
Solar Direct Canada is Halton’s largest installer of microFIT solar systems.
Save our environment one tree at a time by supporting Trees Ontario’s goal of planting ten million trees by 2015.
If you want to live in the country, visit with Whole Village Ecovillage, a farm-based, cooperative community dedicated to ecological and sustainable living in Alton.
Wild Birds Unlimited has a great display of products for the backyard bird feeding specialist.
Young Living Essential Oils is a world leader in pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils to create the highest quality products.
Seven Sponsors are the Backbone of the Environmental Fair
The seven sponsors of the 14th annual Halton Eco Festival are Conservation Halton, the Town of Oakville’s Environmental Policy Department, Halton Region’s Public Works Department, the Burlington Reuse Centre, Physicians for Global Survival, Niagara Escarpment Views (that’s us!) and the Halton Peel BioDiversity Network.
The Burlington Reuse Centre is a 21,000 square foot community clearing house to keep reusable
items out of the landfill and the bluebox. Located on North Service Road west of Appleby Line, Isabel Cummings and staff maintain what is like an everyday indoor garage sale and welcome your donations.
Conservation Halton is an environmental agency that protects, restores and manages the natural resources in its watershed. Norm Miller and staff will be letting you know about some of the many great natural environmental sites that you and your family might like to visit this spring and summer.
The Halton Peel BioDiversity Network is a relatively new organization that is connecting all variety of other organizations around the issue of biodiversity. Their goal is to mainstream the United Nations Decade on Biological Diversity to the people and businesses in Halton and Peel so that by 2020 everyone will be at least aware of the issue.
Halton Region’s Public Works Department delivers safe drinking water, treats wastewater, maintains
safe roads and promotes the 3Rs. Jasna Filipovic and staff will be giving out 500 free orange boxes and hundreds of free blue boxes one per family at the Halton Eco Festival; please complete a short survey at their booth.
The local Oakville chapter of the national peace group Physicians for Global Survival is a new sponsor and Dr. Barbara Birkett will be encouraging visitors to join in their efforts to organize successful International Week for Peace events this mid-September. This organization was accorded the Nobel Peace Prize in the 1980s.
The Town of Oakville’s Environmental Policy Department encourages you to kick-off Earth Week at the Halton Eco Festival and to stay green all year long. Donna Doyle and other staff members will share information with visitors about their various programs and activities to benefit the local environment.
Our media sponsor is Niagara Escarpment Views which is a high quality magazine that reflects the lifestyles and values of people along the Niagara Escarpment. Pick up a recent copy at the Halton Eco Festival.
“All of the sponsors and exhibitors are eager to meet with the Halton Region public. It is wonderful that there are so many organizations and individuals who are so dedicated to the natural environment; their efforts benefit us all,” says Stephen.
The Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights is an incorporated, not for profit group, founded in 1992. For more information, please contact the organizers at (905) 849-5501, info@oakvillepeacecentre.org or by mail to OCCPEHR, P.O. Box 52007, Oakville L6J 7N5.
Visit the 2014 Halton Eco Festival Website at oakvillepeacecentre.org/haltonecofest.

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