On Saturday September 10, 2011, the Assembly Hall played host to over 20 exhibitors, 13 speakers and over 200 attendees. Event highlights included:
|Chocosol Solar Roaster|
- Welcome speech by local MPP Laurel Broten who travelled the province as Minister of the Environment (2005-2007) in support of the legislative and committee process that introduced the Green Energy and Green Economy Act to Ontario;
- A prototype solar roaster built by Lorin Symington and the Chocosol team used to roast cacao beans for onsite sampling;
- The University of Waterloo's Midnight Sun Solar Race Team with last year's solar car used for competing in international solar car competitions;
- Local business owner Jim McNeil explaining why he decided to make Canclone Services the first solar-powered printer in Toronto;
- Information from speaker Matthew Zipchen about the recently launched SolarShare initiative which allows any Ontarian to invest in $1,000 community solar bonds, with a 5-year term and 5% annual return;
- Samples of generously donated organic and locally-sourced refreshments from Front Door Organics, The Village Butcher, Fresh City Farms and Social Coffee & Tea Company;
- Book signing by author, columnist and Cleanbreak blogger Tyler Hamilton for his new book Mad Like Tesla; and
- Environmental author and speaker Jim Harris delivering the end-of-day keynote speech that explained how going green is good for business.
|University of Waterloo Midnight Sun Solar Race Team|
|The donated delectables.|
The Fair was an example of community spirit, created and planned with the participation of local business associations, dedicated volunteers and non-profit community groups who share a passion for a cleaner, healthier and prosperous future.
Key support for the event was provided from the local BIAs, TABIA, Bullfrog Power and Toronto Hydro.
|Event sponsor Toronto Hydro with materials promoting energy efficiency.|