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Green Energy Field Day

Let's Celebrate Ontario's Clean Energy Revolution

On Saturday September 24th, all across the province, Ontarians are celebrating the early successes of our emerging clean energy economy, the thousands of jobs it's created, and the hope that's building for a cleaner, greener, more prosperous future for Ontario.

It's part of 350.org's Moving Planet, a global day of action with thousands of events around the world, highlighting the urgent need for government action to move beyond fossil fuels and solve the climate crisis. Ontario is already moving forward on clean energy. Together, we'll celebrate our progress and call on our politicians to keep moving Ontario forwards.

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For those in the GTA join us for the Moving Planet - Green Energy Field Day event at Queen's Park on September 24. The winners of the Watt's NEXT? video contest will be announced along with lots of great entertainment, inspiring keynote presentations and much more! To get involved in the Queen's Park event please email nicole@ontario-sea.org.

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Aurora

Newmarket-Aurora Green Energy Field Day

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Welcome to Windfall Ecology Centre at the historic Sheppard Mansion where visitors will have an opportunity to experience practical applications of green energy technology in everyday use. Learn how your own roof can earn you money and displace green house gas emissions by installing electricity producing solar panels...and much more.

Website: http://windfallcentre.ca
Saturday September 24, 2011
13:00 to 16:00
93A Industrial Parkway S.
Aurora, L4G 3V5

Burlington

Green Energy Field Day

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Custom built green home with passive solar design, energy efficienct building envelope, healthy building products, greywater system, heat pump, HRV, LED/CFL lighting, Energy Star appliances, drain waste heat recovery, instant water heater, low flow faucets/toilets, hot water recirculation. Come see the future! Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 18:00
304 Seneca Avenue
Burlington, L7R 2Z9

Caledon

Green Energy - Residential Solar System Display

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Solargy Solutions is showcasing a 5.3 KW residential solar system with leading edge micro inverters. There will be live demonstrations of the enphase monitoring system, which has been collecting data, since July of 2010. Satellite based solar assessments of homes are available for those interested. Industry experts on hand to answer questions about solar and the microFIT program.

Website: http://www.solargy.ca
Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 15:00
13205 McLaughlin Road
Caledon, L7C 2B1

Chute à Blondeau

IPM Live Demo

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Energrow System running live at the Connors Jersey farm during the show. Farm is conveniently located right by the RV parking. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to converge on the Connors, Kirby and Lachane farms for this five-day event centred on the ploughmans art and including all things agricultural. Organized by the Ontarios Plowmens Association (OPA), the IPMs goal is to educate the public about the importance of agriculture. It draws farmers and agricultural enthusiasts from all over eastern North America to celebrate rural living and participate in some healthy plowing competition a mainstay of agricultural expositions everywhere. For the past two years, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell have been laying the groundwork for the event, a massive exercise in planning and logistics for a tent and trailer city spread over some 1,000 acres, including 95 acres of displays, activities and entertainment catering to all tastes and ages. For more information: http://www.ipm2011.net/English%20Side/English%20Start.html

Website: http://bit.ly/oa0bWa
Saturday September 24, 2011
09:00 to 17:00
Connors' Farm, 1285 Gourley Road
Chute à Blondeau, K0B1B0

Cobden

Biogas Tour of Fepro Farms

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Biogas system tour - come anytime between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Introduction by APAO staff, tour, questions answered by farm host Learn how farm outputs and other organic materials can be used to generate electricity, earn a profit and benefit the environment. Register online for the free tour at:

Website: http://www.apao.ca/apaoExp/index.php/main_2010/pages/tours_and_workshops
Saturday September 24, 2011
13:00 to 15:00
520 Government Road
Cobden, K0J 1K0

Hamilton

Green Energy Field Day

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Green Venture's EcoHouse will be open for visitation. Explore the sustainable living education centre and see GV's recently installed rooftop MicroFIT system.

Website: http://energy.greenventure.ca
Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 15:00
22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton
Hamilton, L8K 5P5

Innerkip

Green Energy Field Day

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Green Energy Field Day at an operational SolarFarm The SunSaver 1 Solar farm was connected to the Ontario Grid in early 2009 as one of Ontario's first operational SolarFarms in Ontario under the RESOP program. Since then, this project has received noumerous awards like the ""Producer of the Year Award"" and ""Agricultural Award of Excellence"" in 2010. In its current configuration, the SunSaver1 farm is geneating approx. 10% of the electricity needs of nearby Innerkip. We are glad to join the Green Energy Field Day and give you a tour of our working SolarFarm. The Nielsen's Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 16:00
785528 CR # 33
Innerkip, N0J 1M0

Markham

Green Energy Field Day

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New Dawn Energy Solutions’ project at 130 Plum Tree Circle, Markham will be open to the public from 12 pm - 4 pm. Solar PV system at this location was installed under RESOP program and converted to Micro Feed in Tariff program when it was launched. The system is made up of all black SunPower panels and inverters. Open door visitors will have opportunity see a working solar PV system under Micro Feed in Tariff program and chat with our Certified Energy Advisor about solar PV system, Micro Feed in Tariff program and other incentive available for home owners. Our event is FREE to attend and everyone is welcome.

Website: http://www.NewDawn-ES.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 04:00
130 Plum Tree circle
Markham, L6C1W1

Midland

Moving Planet Huronia

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Join us! Walk or roll! September 24 in Little Lake Park, near the community gardens, the volleyball courts, and the bandstand. Dream, dare, contribute ideas and energy to our common future, now!

Website: http://www.moving-planet.org/events/ca/midland/841
Saturday September 24, 2011
09:00 to 12:00
Little Lake Park
Midland, L4R 4K3

Mississauga

Solar Photovoltaic design and installation course

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Solar PV Design and Installation Course (Level One) covers fundamental knowledge and reviews the design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.  The solar training, based on the NABCEP learning objectives, includes site evaluation tools and techniques, solar electric component operation and connection, system design and sizing, and standard requirements and practices. This special Ontario Solar Academy course guides students from system fundamentals to advanced mechanical and electrical concepts in accordance with Electrical Code requirements in Ontario.

Website: http://www.solaracademy.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
08:00 to 05:00
1415 Bonhill road unit 3
Mississauga, L5T 1L3

EcoSun PV & Thermal

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Come and see a working 7kW Solar microFIT System along with a 90 vacuum-tube Solar Thermal Hot water system in a residential House with LED lighting.

Website: http://www.ecosunpv.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
11:00 to 16:30
3866 Pondview Way
Mississauga, L5N 8K1

Solar inverter manufacturing tour at Fronius Canada

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Many Ontarians today have inverters quietly whirring away in their garages or barns, converting solar electricity into usable power. Often times the work horse of the solar PV system is overlooked, but not today! As part of the Green Energy Field Day, Fronius Canada is hosting a public tour for anyone interested in renewable energy. We manufacture string inverters, the type typically used in home installations. Join us for a one hour presentation and facility tour and learn exactly how inverters work and how they are made.

Website: http://froniusgreenfieldday.eventbrite.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
11:00 to 12:00
2875 Argentia Road, Units 3 - 6
Mississauga, L5N 8G6

Solar LEEDership with RESCo Energy and LoyaltyOne

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Lunch-Under-the-Carport: In 2009 LoyaltyOne-AirMiles' LEED designed call-centre was built with the largest rooftop solar-PV-system in Canada at the time, along with a solar-PV and solar-thermal carport (165kW). Join RESCo Energy and LoyaltyOne staff for lunch and tours of the famous ""Inverter Wall"" and interactive touch-screen display at this industry-leading project!

Website: http://rescoenergy-oseafieldday.eventbrite.com/
Saturday September 24, 2011
11:00 to 13:00
6696 Financial Drive
Mississauga, L5N 8G1

Orangeville

SunFest Solar Home Tours

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Tour the sustainable design award winning Wilson Natural Home, a straw bale, sod covered house that is solar and Bullfrog powered.

Website: http://www.thesolarvillage.com/index.cfm?page=Event%20Detail&tab=Events&event=64&m=-1
Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 16:00
5 Sideroad
Orangeville, L9W 2Z2

Reaboro

Biogas Tour of Maryland Farms

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Biogas system tour - come anytime between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Introduction by APAO staff, tour, questions answered by farm host. Learn how farm ouputs and other organic materials can be used to generate electricity, earn a profit and benefit the environment. Tours are free of charge, register online at:

Website: http://www.apao.ca/apaoExp/index.php/main_2010/pages/tours_and_workshops
Saturday September 24, 2011
11:00 to 15:00
222 Settlers Road
Reaboro, K0L 2X0

Sault Ste. Marie

Soo Sustainable

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The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is excited to present Soo Sustainable, Sault Ste. Marie’s 1st Annual Green Days. Running from September 22nd until September 28th, 2011 - Soo Sustainable will feature a number of free events aimed at informing and enlightening residents and businesses of the benefits that can be derived from building a sustainable community that includes alternative energy. Saturday, Sept. 24 we will be hosting a Green Expo at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie for the public to come out see/learn about alternative energy from local experts from a wide range of organizations and companies.

Website: http://www.ssmic.com/greendays
Saturday September 24, 2011
09:00 to 04:00
Roberta Bondar Pavilion
Sault Ste. Marie, p6b5b1

Scarborough

Samco Solar Open Doors : become a solar citizen

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Every Family visiting the plant will receive a Solar Passport enclosing information about the Solar Industry. The tour will offer 5 Solar Booths. At each booth the families will get information about the industry and will have to answer one question. If they do, they get a stamp. At the end of the tour, all families with a completed passport (5 stamps) will get their ""Solar Citizen Family"" diploma and will get some goodies.

Website: http://www.samco-solar.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
09:00 to 13:00
Samco Solar, 1399 Kennedy Road, Unit 7, Scarborough, ON
Scarborough, M1P 2L6

Green Energy Field Day

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New Dawn Energy Solutions will be holding an open door event for people to see a working Solar PV system. Visitors will have opportunity to see various components that make a solar PV system, ask any question they may have about the solar PV system and Feed in Tariff programs.

Website: http://www.NewDawn-ES.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 16:00
2 Garrobrook Drive
Scarborough, M1W 1Y7

Interect Tour & Movie!

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From 12pm-2pm on Sept. 24th, Interect’s doors will be open to the public! We encourage you to come by and have a tour of our shop and training centre. To get people geared up for green thinking, we’ll be showing a green related movie. Refreshments and pizza will be provided. **There will be a draw and one lucky person will win an inverter!**

Website: http://www.interectinc.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 14:00
510 Coronation Drive, Unit 17
Scarborough, M1E 4X6

Smithville

Green Energy Field Day

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we have a roof mount 250 kw system on our two chicken barns, come take a look! Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 03:00
3544 south grimsby road 6
Smithville, l3m 4e7

St. Eugene

Renewable Energy at Terryland Farms

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Information tour of a manure anaerobic digester and on-farm solar panels. Tour dates are September 21, 23 and 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be sponsored by Farm Credit Canada. For more information contact Anna Crolla, 613-679-2218 ext. 610, acrolla@alfredc.uoguelph.ca Saturday September 24, 2011
14:00 to 16:00
1670 Concession 6
St. Eugene, K0B 1P0

Tamworth (north of Kingston)

Open House

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We welcome visitors to our two 10kW solar microFIT installations and to see our earth-sheltered house with passive solar heating and cooling, reclaimed beam construction, green roof, solar hot water, cork floors, Waterloo Biofiltre, and forest cover preservation. A blog detailing construction and what you can do to be more sustainable is at www.moorepartners.ca/notes.cfm.

Website: http://www.moorepartners.ca/notes.cfm
Saturday September 24, 2011
09:00 to 16:00
36 Ballantra Drive
Tamworth (north of Kingston), K0K 3G0

Toronto

Kiosk Solar PV Appreciation Day @ Evergreen Brick Works

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Kiosk Solar invites you to visit us on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at the amazing Evergreen Brick Works in celebration of the province-wide Green Energy Field Day, a day to move beyond fossil fuels and celebrate sustainable energy. Meet the Kiosk Solar team, learn about solar solutions for your home, and check out some fun and interactive solar-powered activities! Find out how much pollution you can offset with a PV solar system on your home or business, and have all of your solar questions answered by our experts. Finally, don’t miss our Kiosk Solar drone flight demonstrations, which will be flown by one of the world’s top drone pilots!

Website: http://www.kiosksolar.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
08:00 to 14:00
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, M4W 3X8

Green Energy Field Day

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As part of a merchant event on Lake Shore Blvd. W. called ""Shop the Shore"" we are offering an invitation to those interested in inspecting a 10Kw solar panel installation. Other activities in the area include a children's play area, a car and motorcycle show, musicians and prizes from area merchants. Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 16:00
3267 Lake Shore Blvd. W.,
Toronto, M8V 1M2

Meet ZooShare at the Toronto Zoo

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ZooShare Biogas Co-operative is developing a community-owned biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo. Spend a day at the Zoo and get up close with some of the 'power producers'. Then come by our table in the National Forest Week display and learn about the project and an 'investment with pootential'.

Website: http://zooshare.ca
Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 16:30
361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, M1B 5K7

Sustainable House Tours

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The Archetype Sustainable House at The Living City Campus (located just north of Toronto) at Kortright demonstrates viable, sustainable housing. Through education, training, market transformation and partnership programs it will influence how communities are built, planned, constructed and lived-in to minimize ecological footprints and improve people’s quality of life. Two semi-detached houses serve as models of the next generation of green homes. Showcasing sustainable technologies, materials and practices, and promoting a holistic approach to home and community building, these demonstration homes provide a learning facility for trades, builders, students and homeowners. The design of the houses are the result of a national competition conducted by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Design Exchange. House tours will be at 11:30, 1:30, 3:00. Note: When arriving at location, admission will be granted as free if stated that you are seeing these sustainable house tours as part of the Green Energy Field Day. Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 16:00
9550 Pinevalley drive, Woodbridge, Kortright centre for conservation
Toronto, L4L 1A6

Moving Planet Green Energy Field Day

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A day to move beyond fossil fuels and to celebrate sustainable energy. Join local environmental organizations, clubs, associations, citizens and student groups in celebration of sustainability.

Website: http://www.moving-planet.org/events/ca/toronto/739
Saturday September 24, 2011
12:00 to 18:00
Queen's Park
Toronto, M5R 2E8

Vaughan

Green Energy Field Day

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Sungrow is the largest solar inverter manufacturer from China with almost 50% market shares, we currently have factory in Vaughan to make inverters from Ontario market.Sungrow Canada is the sales and technical support center for Sungrow in North America.

Website: http://www.sungrow.ca
Saturday September 24, 2011
11:00 to 15:00
895 Edgeley Blvd
Vaughan, L4K 4V9

Windsor

Green Living Expo

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the Green Living Expo is together with the Windsor Fall Home Show, exhibiting clean energy generation and clean transportation. We from Green Sun Rising will exhibit a solar carport, and the Charge lab of the University of Windsor will have an electric vehicle under our solar carport. We will showcase clean energy generation with our solar carport, and the University will show clean transportation.

Website: http://www.exposition.com
Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 18:00
1508 Walker Road Windsor Expo Center
Windsor, n8W 2W4

Wolfe Island - Marysville

Celebrate New Energy On Wolfe Island

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Another great reason to take the ferry to Wolfe Island. Come and Celebrate New Energy on Wolfe Island Saturday September 24th from 10 am to 2 pm. This is an event for the whole family at the Community Centre grounds in Marysville - Wolfe Island. The event includes (subjected to weather conditions) a kite flying competition, a children’s art show, music, solar oven building, farmer’s market, free lunch, business showcase and more. All activities are free.

Website: http://www.newenergyproject.ca
Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 to 14:00
Community Centre Grounds - Self guided tours on the Island
Wolfe Island - Marysville, K0H 2Y0