2017 Expo Main Stage Schedule
Friday, April 7th
6:00 pm Reducing Chemicals in the Home: Ashley Morgan, Norwex
An overview and demonstration of the Top 10 products to help reduce chemicals in every room of the home.
7:00 pm Costs of Grid-tied Solar: Brent Veitch, Rock Paper Sun
Typical cost of residential grid-tied solar power and how that compares to utility rates. An overview of grid-tied solar with a focus on costs.
8:00 pm Run to Quit: Diana Ng, Canadian Cancer Society
Run to Quit is an innovative program happening in Saskatchewan and throughout Canada where participants learn to walk or run 5km while receiving practical support on quitting smoking & tobacco products. Come learn about the benefits of this program and how you or someone you know can take steps towards a smoke-free life. Run to Quit is a partnership program of the Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room Canada with partial funding from Public Health Agency of Canada.
Saturday, April 8th
11:00 am All Levels Yoga with Janie Rose, CYA-RYT 200
Janie Rose will lead a 50 minute yoga class for all levels. Bring your own mat!
12:00 pm Net Metering & the Financial Case for Installing Solar: Scott Huckerby, Sunteam Solar
Scott will describe how the Net Metering program works and develop some examples that show the financial benefit to homeowners and businesses.
1:00 pm Socially Responsible Investing: Chris Friesen, Investors Group
A proper Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) approach involves both good performance as well as providing social good. You will be educated on not only the many opportunities within Socially Responsible Investments, but also how to structure these investments in the proper investment vehicles going forward to maximize net worth.
2:00 pm Wild Waters: Frank Wolf, Canadian filmmaker, adventurer, writer and environmentalist
Frank Wolf introduces us to his life as a long-distance wilderness tripper, followed by the first in-depth presentation of his recent 1800 km, 44-day expedition from La Ronge to Baker Lake. Frank's boundary-pushing, world class expeditions advocate for the protection of the sensitive ecosystems he travels through. These journeys include canoeing across Canada in a single season, paddling across Scandinavia, and a recent 1800 km expedition from La Ronge to Baker Lake. He's been recognized as 'One of Canada's Top 100 Explorers' by Canadian Geographic Magazine, and was named one of Canada's Top Ten Adventurers by Explore Magazine.
3:00 pm Going Solar in 2017: Jenna Gall, MiEnergy
Is one of your goals to go solar in 2017? This presentation will help guide you through the process specific to Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. From products, design, installation and more, this presentation will cover the topics needed to make everyone comfortable with going solar.
4:00 pm Healthy Yards for Prairie Gardeners: Adrian Werner, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre and Lisa Howse, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council
Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned green thumb, learn how to create a beautiful, sustainable, and productive garden. From home composting and water conservation, to native plants and pesticide reduction, there are many healthy gardening practices that are good for the garden and for the gardener. Gardening can be a rewarding activity for both adults and youth alike – gardeners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Brought to you by Healthy Yards YXE, a partnership between the City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Compost Coaches, University of Saskatchewan Master Gardeners, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, and other community partners.
5:00 pm Eco Fashion Show with stylings by Je Suis Style
Sunday, April 9th
1:00 pm Exploring Eco-Friendly Staycations in Saskatchewan: Former Saskatchewanderer Ashlyn George
Saskatchewan offers a surprising number of tourism-related experiences around environmental education, protection and sustainability initiatives. It's a great place to explore on an eco-friendly staycation. Weaving local travel stories with examples of how Saskatchewan incorporates eco-centred experiences for vacationers, my presentation will offer insight into a different way of experiencing tourism in Saskatchewan.
2:00 pm How to be a Net Zero Hero: Jason Praski, SES Solar Cooperative
How to be a Net Zero Hero: the benefits of renewable energy with local community ownership which helps the community buy-in, reduces not-in-my-backyard opposition and prevents money from going offshore.
3:00 pm Going Green with Compost: Lisa Howse, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council
Making compost is easy, and great for the environment. Join Lisa of the Saskatoon Compost Coaches to learn the 5 simple steps to efficient composting. We will also discuss alternatives to a traditional compost bin like grow piles, trench composting, bokashi compost, and vermicompost.
4:00 pm Design Your Triple "E" Landscape: Patricia Hanbidge, Saskatoon School of Horticulture
Join us to learn about the best plants you can use to create a landscape that is Environmentally sustainable, Economical and Extraordinarily beautiful for all four seasons.