Alternative Energy Forum and Fair

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Ron Smallwood
Email address of primary contact person: 
Ronald.Smallwood@SIAST.Sk.Ca
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The goal of the Alternative Energy Forum & Fair (AEFF) was to showcase alternative energy to Moose Jaw and area residents, and to promote discussion around energy use and sources.

This was the first such event promoted but the City of Moose Jaw or a SIAST campus. Our themes and issues included: Made in Saskatchewan options; recycling; youth & family choices & options; alternative energy; and energy use reduction. Our target audience was everyone with special sessions for youth, families, and businesses.

The event was held at SIAST Palliser Campus, Moose Jaw on February 4 & 5 2011.

Municipal Advisory Committee on the Environment came up with the original idea and initial funding as a way to reach the general population. The SIAST Palliser Campus principal, through the campus representative on the board, offered the Palliser Campus as the site as well as in-kind services; and SIAST Palliser Campus Green Group agreed to assist in organization and funding of the event.

Despite bad weather a short advertising window the attendance was very good with over 100 paid visitors. Some of the session and all the displays were free and students weren’t required to pay. Two schools were prevented from attending by bad weather. A lot of discussion and ideas were generated with many suggestions for a follow up conference and actions. The success of the conference was encouraged other and

SIAST Campus Green Groups to plan similar events.

 

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

The event was held at SIAST Palliser Campus, Moose Jaw on February 4 & 5 2011.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Alternative Energy
What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Describe any participation in your project from the grassroots community, youth, the poor/vulnerable, minority groups: 

 

Our target audience was everyone with special sessions for youth, families, and businesses.

 

Project sponsors/funders: 

 

Municipal Advisory Committee on the Environment came up with the original idea and initial funding as a way to reach the general population. The SIAST Palliser Campus principal, through the campus representative on the board, offered the Palliser Campus as the site as well as in-kind services; and SIAST Palliser Campus Green Group agreed to assist in organization and funding of the event.

 

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Data from recognition event 2011