Celebrating Earth Day Canada's 25th anniversary, Deb Doncaster talks about why now is the time for environmental action like #Rooting4Trees.
Deb Doncaster is the President of Earth Day Canada, where her team inspires local action and community campaigns combined with a passion for encouraging direct engagement with the natural world.
Dr. Dianne Saxe
Dr. Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). The ECO is a bridge between the public and the government on environmental issues.
Steven W. Peck & Arlene Throness
Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA is the founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, an industry association which is promoting the development of green roofs and walls across North America.
Arlene Throness is the Urban Agriculture Coordinator at Ryerson University, where she designed and manages a quarter acre rooftop farm. Prior to Ryerson, Arlene was the coordinator of Concordia University’s Rooftop Greenhouse and a founder of its City Farm School.
Nutritionist and author Julie Daniluk shares science-based nutrition facts in a fun and interactive workshop. Enjoy a vacation from your stress and pain by embracing healing foods. Learn a delicious new way of eating that reduces inflammation that looms in the background of pain and weight gain. Empower yourself with new techniques that bust emotional eating and conquer your anxiety and cravings.
Moderator: Joyce Sou | Panelists: Steve Beauchesne, Sir Ryan O’Neil Knight, Nora Griffiths
Joyce Sou serves a movement of Canadians using Business as a Force for Good known as Certified B Corps Previous to her time at B Lab, she was at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing as the Manager of B Corps and Social Impact Metrics; growing the B Corp community throughout Ontario and other provinces.
Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder of Beau’s All Natural, an award-winning, family-run, organic, and DIY craft brewery in Eastern Ontario. Steve certified Beau's All Natural as Canada's first-ever B Corp brewery, founded February 1 as International Gruit Day, and successfully lobbied to have some of Canada's antiquated beer laws changed to recognize the rights of craft brewers.
Sir Ryan O’Neil Knight is theFounder and CEO of The Detailing Knights Inc. the first auto detailing company to become a Bcorp. We provide a mobile car cleaning service that is waterless using only 6oz of solution to clean a vehicle.
Nora Griffiths serves as the Director of School Engagement at ME to WE, an innovative social enterprise that provides products and experiences that make an impact and empower people to transform their local and global communities by shifting from “me” thinking to “we” acting.
Dr. Carolina Landolt, Charlene Freedom & Paul Lewin
Options for people with chronic pain are opening up with a new alternative that’s becoming increasingly popular: medical cannabis. This session will explore who is using medical cannabis, and why?
A leading Canadian rheumatologist, currently delving into the study, research, and discussion of medical cannabinoids, Dr. Carolina Landolt is working to end the stigma associated with medical cannabis and patients.
Patient and Certified Natural Health Practitioner, Charlene Freedom shares her story about "coming out green" and demonstrates how to create a cannabis cream.