Earth Day 2015

       From local solution to global showcase History The Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC) have been organizing Earth Day events since 2004. Focussing on education to promote local food, conservation, repurposing and actions, activities include quizzes, waste reduction, competitions, energy & water conservation and planting seeds. To address such a wide range of activities and solutions, FBSC partners with diverse individuals, organization and businesses, including; the Oshawa Centre, Ontario Power Generation, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The activities are specifically design to promote education, fun and ease of action. A good example is the annual hands on children’s vegetable seed planting event to promote growing your own food and creating educational insights of the wonder and power of nature is definitely one of fun and inspiration. Earth Day 2015   From local solution This year is the UN International Year of Light, and in celebration of Earth Day and Climate Change Week, and supporting women in engineering, FBSC is hosting an off grid brainstorming weekend to solve the need for electricity for the greenhouse located at the Canadian Victory Gardens. The task of the brainstorming session is provide a conceptual engineering solution that will provide lighting, heating and pumping water to grow food for longer periods. The 2 day retreat will start with students on a field trip to the garden, a session at the University to define the challenge and breakout sessions to brainstorm and conceptualize a design. The designs will be presented the next day. The project is organized by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC) and facilitated by Percy Butch Shadwell,...