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Discover the Greener Side of Caledon at Eco-Doors Open

Oct 19, 2011

Media Advisory

On Sunday, October 30 Toronto and Region Conservation is hosting Eco-Doors Open Caledon, a one day free event where residents can tour the town to learn about the exciting eco-initiatives taking place in various locations in the Town of Caledon.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to see all the great environmental initiatives happening in Caledon," said Randi Shulman, Humber River Stewardship Coordinator, Toronto and Region Conservation.  "We have 10 interesting locations where residents can learn how Caledon residences and businesses are using renewable energy, water saving technologies and garden sustainably. We hope that Eco-Doors Open will inspire residents to use some of the ideas they see and apply it to their own home."

WHAT: Eco-Doors Open Caledon

WHEN: Sunday, October 30; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Various locations across the Town of Caledon. To download a map please visit: http://trca.on.ca/ecodoorsopen

WHO:

 

1.      Elm Tree Dental Clinic: Come visit Dr. Erlich's green dentist office- retrofitted with renewable energy and natural gas from landfill emissions. Check-out the greenest dentist office in town!                                                                                                                         Open from 12- 2pm

17201 Regional Road 50 (Former Highway 50), Palgrave.

 

2.      Palgrave Community Kitchen: Acquaint yourself with Palgrave United Church's certified Community Kitchen. Programs and events about healthy, sustainable local food systems take place here.

Open from 12-3pm for local snacks. Donations accepted.

34 Pine Avenue, Palgrave

3.      Discover the Palgrave Fishway: Take in the changes made to this site by committed residents. See the new trails, natural stone fishway, interpretive signage and shoreline plantings. Try to spot a fish!

Guided Interpretation from 11am-3pm.

Hwy 50 at the Mill Pond in Palgrave. Park at the Rotary Park Pavillion and walk through the underpass to the site.

 

4.      Albion Hills Community Farm Project: Discover this new farm & learning centre. The centre offers community educational programming focused on local food and sustainable farming practices. The farmer's market will be open if you'd like to take home some goodies!

Hourly tours from 10 am-3pm

16555 Humber Station Road, Palgrave

5.      River Ridge Farm:  Observe perfect plantings along the stream that block pollutants from entering the river.  A model example of Best Farm Management Practices!

Tours at 12 pm and 1 pm. Light refreshments served. 

16082 Regional Road 50, north of Old Church Road, Caledon

 

6.      Mayfield Industrial Complex: Check-out state-of-the art engineering design developed to manage stormwater runoff. Hear about the massive underground infiltration trenches on this low impact development site.

Tours at 1 pm and 2 pm.

99 Pillsworth Road, off of Hwy 50 and Mayfield Road, Bolton

 

7.      Whole Village: Visit the only eco-Village in Ontario. People of all ages work together on this 190 acre communally owned organic farm. Hear about all their environmental successes. Don't leave without some sprouts!  

Tour at 3 pm

 20725 Shaws Creek Road, Caledon

 

8.      Campbell-Heaton Residence: See how this Belfountain family merges daily life with their environmental values: MicroFIT solar panels, rain water harvesting and veggies growing by the front door!  

Tours at 10am, 12 pm and 2pm

670 Bush Street, Belfountain

 

9.      Eric Residence: Spot residential landscaping with a difference! The garden is naturalized to conserve water and the driveway paving stones are unique too. Find out how and why.

Tours at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

11 Louise Street, Inglewood

 

10. Spirit Tree Estate Cidery: Tour the local cidery that does its best to "grow green". View their straw bale construction building, wood-fired oven and geo-thermal heating and cooling system. A destination for food lovers and eco-builders alike!                                                                                                                                                           Tours at 11 am and 2 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon

 

 

With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca  

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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856
media@trca.on.ca

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