EcoLiving Fair + Workshops & Seedy Saturday

Location: Red Deer College Forum and Margaret Parsons Theatre Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00am - 5:30pm

Big Bend Market presents the 2015 EcoLiving Fair & Seedy Saturday in Red Deer!

The demand for sustainable living solutions continues to grow in Central Alberta so ReThink Red Deer is proud to host the EcoLiving Fair + Workshops & Seedy Saturday! This unique spring event is a showcase of dozens of exhibitors providing local food, products and services for sustainable and eco-friendly living where you have the opportunity to take in a workshop (or two!) to build practical skills for thriving in the 21st Century! It also features an open-pollinated and heirloom variety seed swap called "Seedy Saturday" and showcases the new Central Alberta Seed Bank initiative sponsored by the Bauta Family Seed Initiative and Seeds of Diversity Canada.

Because World Water Day falls on March 22, we will celebrate the campaign at this event with:

The Water Brothers "Carpageddon" (documentary trailer) - World Water Day promo

Presenter: Joey Temple (RDRWA)
Synopsis: Asian carp have invaded the Mississippi River (and Alberta rivers!), and destroyed its lucrative fishing industry. Today, only an electric fence is keeping them from entering the Great Lakes, and a few have already been spotted. If any more cross that barrier, prepare for Carpageddon. The Water Brothers find out what an Asian carp invasion could do to the Great Lakes’ $7billion fishing economy and examine how other invasive species like zebra mussels have changed the Great Lakes (Alberta lakes!) ecosystem.

Living with Water Issues - World Water Day promo

Presenter: Members of Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE)
Synopsis: This presentation takes us on a Global tour of Water. Looking at Living with Water Issues in their home countries, we will hear personal stories of Canadian immigrants from the Philippines, South Sudan, and the Netherlands. Join the RDRWA and their guest speakers from C.A.R.E. (Central Alberta Refuge Effort) and learn about the all too real world issues surrounding water.

2015 EcoLiving sponsors include:
- Big Bend Market (Presenting),
- Peavey Mart (Workshops),
- Red Deer College Green Campus (Venue),
- USC Canada (Bauta Seed Initiative),
- Red Deer Express (promotions)

The list of confirmed exhibitors and workshops is posted (and growing!) on the ReThink Red Deer website HERE.
Please purchase your workshop tickets at the event registration desk on March 21.

Access to the event is free but there is a fee for participating in the workshops - $5 each or $20 for an unlimited pass (cash only please). The workshops open at 10:00am and run until 5:30pm. For those wanting to continue the conversations and idea sharing we are looking at hosting a Green Drinks social hour at the College's Farside Lounge immediately after the event.

Full exhibitor and Workshop details can be viewed here:

1) Invitation Letter - HERE

2) Exhibitor & Workshop Registration HERE

*Registration deadline is extended to March 13*

About EcoLiving (

EcoLiving Events has been in operation since 2002 and has a proven track record of success. The organization is run by a volunteer board whose members meet once a month to plan events. All of the events over the last nine years have been volunteer driven.

EcoLiving brings environmental innovators together to talk about their projects and to learn from each other. This interaction between innovators is very important, as it could lead to new or improved technologies. EcoLiving provides events to teach Calgarians (and others from around western Canada) about ways to reduce our collective ecological footprint, create more sustainable and energy efficient buildings, and share information about local environmental initiatives and services. These events show citizens how to save money while using fewer resources.

March 21st, 2015 10:00 AM   through   5:30 PM
100 College Blvd - Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

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Phone: 403-986-7981

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