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Earth Hour, Every Hour

Published February 28, 2011

by iris_author

Date: March 16th, 2011
Time: 4.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Winters Master Dining Hall (Building #54
Dress Code: Casual
Cost: FREE

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IRIS, ECO and Net Impact will co-host an Earth Hour event focusing on this year`s theme, Earth Hour Every Hour. Sustainability should not be limited to a single day dedicated to energy reduction; rather it should about creating a future where all our needs are met by limiting how much we waste today. This year`s event will serve as a platform for discussion about how we can achieve this goal. Activities will include a fashion show with a Pre-Loved theme, a keynote speaker, dinner, followed by a performance piece.

Mr. Bowerbank from Magna International will be the keynote speaker who is a respected authority on green buildings, sustainable development, industrial design, and low-carbon economics. He regularly draws from his diverse background in efforts to engage industry leaders and support new business strategies in response to current energy and environmental issues. Mr. Bowerbank was Executive Director of the World Green Building Council between 2007 and 2009.

The fashion show will showcase re-imagined clothing made from used fabrics. The participants will include York University student talent and Pre-loved Fashion Boutique.

We hope that this event will create connections amongst the York community and bring together participants from diverse backgrounds. Join us for a night of fun and help to inspire change towards a more sustainable future!

The event will proceed as follows:

4.30-5pm Opening Address
5-6pm Fashion Show
6-6.30pm Careers In Sustainability
6.30-7pm Dinner
7-8pm Keynote Address
8-9pm Live Music Performance

All attendees will be entered in a draw to win a door prize.

To ensure there is sufficient space and food, please register your attendance by emailing us at

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