Experience Green at Bruce Power April 22, 2013

Experience Green at Bruce Power

A Celebration of Earth Day

April 22, 2013



The Grey Bruce Sustainability Network (GBSusNet) was honoured to assist Bruce Power in planning and delivering the first “Experience Green” event at the Bruce Power site near Tiverton, Ontario. The purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity for some of the 3000 Bruce Power employees to explore opportunities in their own communities for “greening” their home, properties and workplace.

Bruce Power’s participation in the earlier Experience Green event in Owen Sound 2012 prompted them to invite GBSusNet to call on their network to gather once again and share their products, services and experiences to a larger audience.

Bruce Power has estimated that close to 500 staff passed through the ExGreen exhibition over the course of the day.


Conservation Authorities, Provincial and county agencies, environmental non-governmental organizations as well as private sector businesses made up the “ExGreen at Bruce Power” cast of characters.  The following is a list of participants:

 Alverstoke Farm

Bruce Botanical Food Garden

Bruce County Local Food

Bruce County Tourism

County of Bruce Waste Management

Drinking Water Source Protection

Pine River Watershed Initiative

Grey Bruce Sustainability Network Inc.

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority

Grubb & Gutscher Enviropaving

Hudson’s Auto Centre – e-bikes

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Municipality of Brockton, Environmental Advisory Committee

Municipality of Kincardine

Municipality of Saugeen Shores

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Pine River Watershed Initiative

Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority

Trees For Saugeen

Trees Ontario

 Whitefield Farms

 Exhibitor Profiles

Alverstoke Farm

Berkshire pigs, naturally raised pork, No GMO, No drugs, free range, farm gate, pastured pork, pastured lamb, Grey Bruce, sausages, Bed & Breakfast. www.alverstokefarm.ca

Bruce Botanical Food GardenA new agri-tourism site in Ripley, ON. We apply reclamation principles and sustainable design/development. We use tourism to address food security and sustainable agriculture. www.bbfg.org

Bruce County Tourism

Bruce County Tourism: Welcome Adventurer! Come talk to us about your travel plans & pick up a 2013 passport. This year we’ve added a little ‘splash’ to the Adventure. www.explorethebruce.com

Brockton Environmental Advisory (EAC) Committee

This committee of Brockton Council provides advice and information on a range of environmental themes and has been active starting a number of local programs including recycling Styrofoam, e-waste, a clear bag garbage collection program and a community garden. www.brockton.ca

County of Bruce Waste Management

The County of Bruce Waste Management System is shared between the County and its local municipalities.  The County undertakes the Household Hazardous and Special Waste program and assists the local municipalities with their waste diversion programs (blue box, tires, electronics, etc). www.brucecounty.on.ca


Enviropaving is a 15 year established  Eco-Responsible Canadian Company , using 100% Recycled tire rubber it covers or replaces surfaces with a proven formula. www.enviropaving.com

Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula Drinking Water Source Protection

Drinking Water Source Protection provides leadership to engage the entire community in developing comprehensive, responsible solutions to protect drinking water sources from contamination and overuse. . www.sourcprotection.ca

Grey Bruce Foodlink and the Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Association (GBACA)

Foodlink Grey Bruce: GO LOCAL with FoodlinkGreyBruce.com & Grey Bruce Agriculture & Culinary Map – farms and local food businesses including Farmers’ Markets, U-Picks, CSAs and more – We Grow Delicious!

www.foodlinkgreybruce.ca and www.gbaca.com

Grey Bruce Sustainability Network Inc.

GBSusNet was created to facilitate the building of relationship between groups and individuals within and around Grey Bruce in order to deliver projects and programs that create more sustainable communities. www.gbsusnet.com

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority  www.gsca.on.ca

Saugeen Conservation www.svca.on.ca

Saugeen Conservation is one of 36 Conservation Authorities across Ontario responsible for looking after the well being of the natural resources on a watershed scale.   

Hudson’s e-bikes

We offer a line of Gimelli electric powered Scooters.  No license or insurance required .

 Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is a registered non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of Lake Huron’s natural shoreline environment.  www.lakehuron.on.ca


MacGregor Point Provincial Park

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is open year round with large, private campsites that welcome you no matter what the season; and if you don’t have a tent or trailer, try one of the 16 yurts offered.  http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/macg.html


Municipality of Kincardine – Waste Management

Municipality of Saugeen Shores


Ontario Electronic Stewardship

To lead end-of-life electronics collection in an environmentally responsible and cost effective manner for the benefit of all Ontarians.  www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Environmental Management Branch, as part of OMAF/OMRA, provides leadership in implementing agricultural-environmental programs.  The Branch provides technical assistance on programs and projects, such as the Environmental Farm Plan and University of Guelph research initiatives.  www.omafra.gov.on.ca


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

MNR works with many partners, environmental organizations, private resource sector, fish and game associations, researchers, and other governments. Our combined efforts meet today’s needs and ensure that our natural resources are available for future generations. www.mnr.gov.on.ca


Pine River Watershed Initiative

A local not for profit association of residents and landowners dedicated to restoring the environmental integrity of their watershed just south of Kincardine. www.pineriverwin.com



Supplies food grade recycled barrels to local groups for fundraising efforts…they can even be creatively painted!!! www.rainbarrel.ca


Saugreen for the Environment/Trees for Saugeen

Trees for Saugeen is a collaboration of many community partners whose members fundraise and organize tree planting across Saugeen Shores and beyond. www.trees4saugeen.ca


Trees Ontario

Trees Ontario is a not-for-profit organization committed to the re-greening of the province through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas. www.treesontario.ca.



Auditorium Layout

















Exhibitor Package



Event Description:

“Experience Green” is an environmental fair/expo at Bruce Power and is to take place on Earth Day for all Bruce Power staff.  The Full day fair/expo will include exhibitors from all around the area.  These information booths will help educate about reducing your environmental footprint and helping out environment.  This opportunity will provide the knowledge needed to progress towards being more environmentally conscious and appreciating our environment by implementing simple adjustments into our lifestyle.

Date: April 22nd, 2013

Time: 09:00 – 3:30

Location: B10 Auditorium, Bruce Power

Exhibitor Set-up Times:

  1. Sunday April 21st 1:00 – 3:00
  2. Monday April 22nd 07:00 – 08:30

Information for the day of the Event:

  • All participants will be required to complete the information on page 3 and submit to Bruce Power by no later than April 5th, 2013 in order to prepare for security access to the Bruce Power site
  • Complete the photo release form (optional)
  • Enclosed in this package is a site map so that you can easily find your way to the B10 corporate building
  • You will also find enclosed a second map detailing the exhibitor parking area and unloading area at the B10 Building.  We ask that you follow the route as detailed in order to minimize confusion on the morning of the event.
  • There will be designated exhibitor parking just across the road from the B10 building
  • Lunch will be provided for all exhibitors by Bruce Power
  • Your main contact for this event will be Kayla Wright and Francis Chua (contact information is provided below)
  • At 08:30 on April 22nd, all exhibitors will be required to participate in a safety briefing in the B10 auditorium


Prizes and Promotional Items:

Bruce Power is organizing a punch card system to encourage Bruce Power employees to visit all of the exhibitor displays in order to become educated about how to reduce our environmental footprint and help our environment. If an individual visits a certain percentage of information booths, their name can then be placed in a prize draw. On page 3 please indicate if your organization can donate any prizes or promotional items to help support this initiative

Site Access Instructions:

Upon entering the Bruce Power site you will be required to stop at the main guard house to present Photo ID and security will complete a vehicle search.  Follow the instructions below on the day of your arrival.

  • access site via the Central Perimeter Guardhouse (main gate)
  • park their vehicle in the search lanes
  • open the hood, trunk and doors to allow Security Officers to search your vehicle
  • enter the guardhouse and present valid government issued photo identification

Below is a list of items that are restricted from the Bruce Power site:

  • Firearms
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Explosives
  • Any contraband material















Bruce Power Site Map


Experience Green at Bruce Power (BP)                  
Workplan and Timeline March     April          












Event Design and Consultation with BP




Research and Assemble Exhibitor List




Exhibitor Recruitment








Event Promo e-flyer      





Event Co-ordination and Hosting                










Post – Wrap up and Final Meeting




Total Hours




Total Fees @ $40.00 / Hour



Timeline and Budget


Experience Green at Bruce Power   April 22, 2013 Earth Day




Budget Actual Comments


Contractor Fees



 See Task Workplan Timeline
Pipe and Drape



Local Contractor/pd by GBSusNet
Signage Printing     Designating Theme Areas
Exhibitor Food     Cafeteria Coupons?
Volunteer ENGo Honorarium



For not for profit groups
GBSusNet Admin  



Total Contract





Budget rec’d Comments
Bruce Power



April 29/13

NOTE: Honoraria $100      
Saugreen for the Environment      
Pine River Watershed Initiative      

Photo Essay

The following photos are the combined efforts of Bruce Power Staff as well as Braden Weltz a 1st Year University of Guelph student who was the first recipient of the GBSusNet Scholarship in 2012.

Next Steps for GBSusNet

Having hosted the co-ordination of two successful “experience green” events as well as a number of other environmental and “social enterprise” programs, GBSusNet is beginning to find an imortant “niche” in Grey Bruce.  Bringing together the providers of” green” or environmentally friendly products and services with an audience of people interested in these products and services very directly matches the mandate of GBSusNet.

We look forward to continued work with our network of “producers and conservers” and hosting future events that support the movement towards a sustainable Grey Bruce.


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