Renewable Energy Fair + Workshops

 

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Saturday, October 20 - 10am to 5pm at Red Deer College's Cenovus Learning Common (2nd floor east Trades wing)

Building on the success of the springtime EcoLiving Fair + Workshops, this inaugural event is presented by Peavey Mart and Sun Country Highway and supported by Alberta Environment and Parks' "Community Environmental Action" program!

The event is proudly hosted by RDC Green Campus and ReThink Red Deer. General entry and parking are free. Workshops are $5 each at the event desk with all proceeds going towards projects of ReThink Red Deer.

Keynote Speaker - David Dodge (10:00am)
David Dodge

David is a producer with Green Energy Futures where he has created over 150 documentaries on Canada’s most inspiring clean energy leaders, projects, and policies. He has dedicated the past decade to researching climate change, energy, and renewable energy topics for radio, newspapers, and magazines. Prior to Green Energy Futures, David worked at the Canada Parks and Wilderness Society and Destination Conservation. As a Communications Director at the Pembina Institute, he developed an online media strategy for clean energy issues and helped design a multitude of reports including Greening the Grid, a landmark document demonstrating that Alberta will find great success in transitioning to clean electricity generation. David currently serves as the Chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta and as Co-Chair of the Energy Transition Committee for the City of Edmonton.

PLUS - a special Green Drinks Red Deer Social event (Friday, Oct 19)
 


About the event sponsors:

THE LONGEST GREENEST HIGHWAY PROJECT

The Sun Country Highway team set out on November 17, 2012 from St. John's, NL to demonstrate the longest network of free EV Charging Stations in the world. The 10,125 km project was completed in 35 days upon arrival in Victoria, BC while commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Trans Canada Highway and the 100th Anniversary of Thomas Wilby’s 1st Motor Car Tour Across Canada. The SCH Trans Canada Highway network, consists of over 80 free public access charging stations that are located at restaurants, hotels, tourist destinations, municipalities and various other sustainability focused businesses across Canada. 

The SCH team chose an all electric Tesla Roadster due to showcase EV technology and organized media interviews at each charging station. This amazing project which was completed without the use of tax payer money to promote electric vehicles as a sustainable means of transportation and, as a key enabler of economic development opportunity.

Red Deer-based Peavey Industries Ltd., which operates Peavey Mart stores across Western Canada and MainStreet Hardware in Blackfalds, has installed electric car charging stations at its outlets in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Medicine Hat and Regina. The company has partnered with Sun Country Highway to install the chargers, which are available to users at no charge.