Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet Festival – Sunday, June 5, 2011


Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet Festival - Sunday, June 5, 2011

Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet is a green arts, music and lifestyle festival designed to celebrate activities and innovation that make Vancouver a sustainable city.

Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet is a free outdoor festival taking place on the beautiful seawall and in Vancouver’s Olympic Village. Marked by UN-World Environment Day, the event promotes green and healthy living through fun and engaging activities that include an open-air eco-craft market, vegetarian food vendors, live concerts and recycled art installations. A variety of community organizations will encourage and educate Vancouverites to help build a more sustainable future for the city in the festival’s Eco-Stewardship Showcase featuring expert panels, interactive workshops and information sharing.

Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet marks both the beginning of Canadian Environment Week (June 5 -11) as well as globally recognized UN World Environment Day (June 5). Love Vancouver, Love Your Planet is a project of non-profit organizations, Ripple Effect Arts and Literature Society and the Institute of Environmental Learning.

Sunday, June 5, 2011
Olympic Village
11 AM – 6 PM

Activities

Eco-Stewardship Showcase

11:15 AM
Passion to Action – Female youth help others find their passion for sustainability and bring it to action.

11:45 AM
The Long Life of Clothes – A local fashion maven shares her tips for guilt-free retail therapy – shopping vintage, thrift and consignment shops – and how to extend the life of your closet faves.

12:15 PM
Vancouver Historic Quarters – Learn about a proposal for sustainable redevelopment of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods.

12:45 PM
Green Cleaning – DIY green cleaning recipes are effective, affordable, and eco-friendly compared to petroleum-based ingredients and chemicals in conventional cleaning products. We’ll make a less toxic version of powdered laundry soap.

1:30 PM
Talk Green in All Languages – Learn novel ways to engage culturally diverse communities in sustainable practices.

2:15 PM
Fashion Eco Stats – Did you know that the average North American throws away 76lbs of textiles per year? The fashion industry is changing and learn how you can contribute.

2:45 PM
Green Office – Learn how to create your own green team at work. Get inspired to make a positive change with tips from the David Suzuki at Work Toolkit.

3:30 PM
Plant-Based Super Foods – Nutritional Profiles of Vegan Staples – Learn the how-to’s of vegan protein, omegas and minerals aligned with your palate, realizable in your kitchen.

4:00 PM
The Long Life of Clothes – A local fashion maven shares her tips for guilt-free retail therapy – shopping vintage, thrift and consignment shops – and how to extend the life of your closet faves.

4:30 PM
Marvelous Sharks and Troubled Tuna – Learn about the hidden challenges to large predators in a modern ocean.

4:45 PM
Engaging Canadians beyond Voting – Get involved in the decision making process for a sustainable and equitable future for Canada. Learn how to participate in developing the road map for the Canadian and global green economy.

5:15 PM
Fashion Eco Stats – Did you know that the average North American throws away 76lbs of textiles per year? The fashion industry is changing and learn how you can contribute.

On The Seawall

12:30 – 3:00 PM
Grow: Urban Agriculture Lab – Lead artist, Holly Schmidt will be at the Bulkhead Lab in South East False Creek (head West on the Seawall) for Grow – Urban Agriculture Lab. Drop by to learn about upcoming plans for this public art project focused on creating inventive platforms for growing food in the urban

Kids Zone

Pinwheel making!
Bubbles!
Face Painting!
Colouring Books!
Mascots!
And more!

For more information, please visit: http://lovevancouverfest.com


Related Posts

James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *