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Northwest Community College hosts first ever Green Fair

On October 3 and 4, Northwest Community College will host the Colleges, and possibly Terraces, first ever community Green Fair at NWCC Terrace Campus. The fair will bring together the public, an array of sustainability experts and various community groups such as businesses, service providers, government and researchers, said NWCC event organizer Clint Marshall. The intent is to promote the very important idea of lessening our impact on the earth and encourage discussion on how to go about doing this. The fair will also be a celebration of positive change, he added. The NWCC Green Fair will include a variety of activities and events. Local representatives will display information booths in rooms 2001 and 2002 in the cafeteria building, otherwise known as Waap Haawk, at NWCC Terrace Campus. The College will serve a local foods lunch buffet upstairs in the cafeteria on Friday, Oct. 3. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On both days, speakers such as the City of Terraces new sustainability coordinator will also present in the cafeteria. Keynote speaker Chris Wood, an acclaimed journalist and author of Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America, will speak on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. The cost is $5. Woods book explains the water crisis that we are already facing in some parts of North America, and he will describe that and consider its impact on Terrace and northwestern BC, explained NWCC instructor David Heinimann, who will be moderating a panel discussion at the Green Fair. To wrap up the fair, Terraces funky music group the Soul Professors will perform on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., also in the NWCC Terrace Campus cafeteria. Northwest Community College has made a commitment to become a carbon neutral institution. We know many others in the community have similar visions, said NWCC President Stephanie Forsyth. We hope this event will foster an environment of cooperation and learning to the movement. The NWCC Green Fair is open to the media and public. Everyone is welcome.

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