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Sustain Champlain is a campus-wide initiative strives to infuse sustainability concepts and practices across Champlain College by coordinating and promoting best practices within four areas: our institution, academics, operations, and culture.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Things to do in Montreal - Earth Day Edition!

From our Champlain friends up north... Check out their blog for more information.

Friday is Earth Day, and there is a lot going on in Montreal!

[ROOFTOP GARDENING] Lufa Farms, the world's largest rooftop gardening project, will be producing fresh produce to customers this spring in Montreal. Another option is to join Equiterre's CSA (community supported agriculture). By paying a a weekly amount, a local farmer can guarantee to provide you with fresh produce all summer long.

[COMPOSTING] Students in the environmental science class have created a worm composting bin at the Montreal campus. Last semester, three Champlain students built an indoor vermi-compost bin as part of their activism project. This semester, game designer Eric Campbell acquired red wriggler worms, shredded many newspapers, and added fruit and vegetables scraps from home to start the compost. To continue the compost bin over the summer, the bin will be donated to Dans la Rue, a grassroots community group that helps street kids and at-risk youth.

[BIOSPHERE] In celebration of Earth Day, the Biosphère will be hosting a talk with Mikael Rioux and Sylvie Van Brabant along with a screening of NFB documentary EARTH KEEPERS. Admission to the museum will be FREE, which is a perfect opportunity to visit (or re-visit) ONE Outfits from a New Era, an exhibition featuring 16 outfits fashioned from garbage!

[Art + Music = Artic!] Fill your Friday evening with ´Buddha and the body´, an art exhibit by Lauren Trimble, musical musings by members of Lubo & Kaba Horo, and featuring herbal teas, oils and treats from Sustainable Healing available for purchase and tasting. $7 admission to the event at ahisma yoga.

[WINDOW GARDENING] Want to try your own garden, but don't have the garden space? Setting up a hydroponic indoor garden can let you grow your own vegetables. One option is to order an indoor gardening kit from Windowfarms Project.

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