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ECOFLUENCY FORUM & FAIR

1310 Ridge Road

Tyendinaga, ON

KOK 1X0

****MEDIA ADVISORY****

JOURNALISTS: YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FIRST-EVER ECOFLUENCY FORUM & FAIR

A two-day conference, new ideas on what to do with garbage, sewage and manure

WHAT?

  • EcoFluency will bring together people doing cutting edge work in ecological waste/resource management for towns, farms and rural households and people that need to know about it: municipal representatives and staff, farmers, educators, students, environmental researchers, and concerned citizens.
  • The Forum & Fair will focus on municipal sewage, landfill/garbage and manure. Featured technologies include: "living machines" (enclosed biological sewage treatment facilities), constructed wetlands for municipal sewage and farm manure, liquid manure composting systems; composting toilets; advanced bio-filtration systems; and zero waste design.
  • While the Forum offers presentations and discussion, the Fair will illustrate a wide spectrum of waste/resource management options in working models & displays.

WHEN?

Saturday May 3: 9 AM to 9 PM

Sunday May 4: 8 AM to 12 noon.

 

WHERE?

Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Community Centre and Arena

Directions/maps available on website

http://www.safewatergroup.org/ecofluency/ecofluency-index.htm

 

HOW DO YOU ATTEND?

We have a limited number of press passes for the forum. If you would like to attend the forum as a media representative, please contact:

Tracy Ryan

Communications Coordinator

tracyryan50@hotmail.com

(613) 272-5395

Press passes and media kits will be provided for registered press at the conference registration table.

 

WHY?

Since the Walkerton tainted water tragedy, waste/resource management has become an urgent priority for all levels of government, for farmers, and for many citizens. The challenges are growing: on the farm, at the sewage treatment plant, and the landfill site. The goal is a safe, sustainable environment for all.

Cost-effective ecological options for dealing with the waste we create are already here, in operation and development in Canada, the U.S. and Europe: e.g. 'living machines,' composting toilets, manure-composting techniques, constructed wetlands. Many of these innovative technologies are well suited for rural areas, farms and towns. But many of them remain unknown to decision-makers and citizens. EcoFluency will make connections, and open doors.

WHO?

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Paul Connett – authority on Zero Waste principles and international practice.
  • John Jackson—Great Lakes United & Canadian Institute for Environmental Law & Policy

Panelists include:

  • Greg Allen, Sustainable Edge and Energy Action Council of Toronto (EnerACT)
  • Lawrence Andres, Co-founder of the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
  • Andrew Hellebust, Project Engineer, EcoWerks Technology Corporation, a company that specializes in the design of biological wastewater treatment and reuse systems
  • Iain Gardiner, President of the Lennox and Addington Federation of Agriculture
  • Elizabeth Kenrick from the state-of-the-art Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre
  • Rahumathulla Marikkar, Director of Technology and Environment at Interface Flooring Systems (Canada) Inc. a company committed to being the "world’s first sustainable company".
  • Marvin Tucker from Quinte Waste Solutions. Quinte Waste Solutions has an award-winning program achieving 63% reduction in waste that includes blue box recycling, composting, household hazardous waste collection.
  • Wolfgang Amelung, ecological bio-systems designer and President/Chief Executive Officer of Genetron Systems, has devoted his focus the last twenty years to the newly born field of "eco-engineering".
  • Dr. Mary Jane Conboy, analyst, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Jane Stinson, Research Director, Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • John Ferguson, Education Advisor to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
  • Jim Poushinsky, OCAPS (Ottawa Citizens Against Pollution by Sewage)

For more information, contact:

Tracy Ryan, Communications Coordinator

tracyryan50@hotmail.com

(613) 272-5395

http://www.safewatergroup.org/ecofluency/ecofluency-index.htm