Community Earth Day Celebration Showcases Innovation and Leadership

creatively_united_logo_header_celebrate_communityInspired innovation, people making a difference, creativity, live music, displays, connections, informative panels, food and fun sums up what people can expect at the Creatively United 6th Annual Sustainability Showcase to be held on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.

History will also be made with Vancouver Island’s largest electric vehicle show spanning the entrance to the museum with electric motorcycles, bikes and cars, including top of the line luxury models, like the Tesla and the Audi A3, and even an electric bus!

Learn all about electric vehicles and take a test drive thanks to Emotive and Sidney’s Motorize – Your EV Store. Experience the smooth acceleration, emission free joy of what these vehicles have to offer.

University of Victoria Engineering students will showcase amazing new technologies, community groups will share resources and information on topics ranging from A-Z, and workshops include: Net Zero Buildings – Cost Savings and Benefits; Forests and Communities for the Future; The Life of a T-Shirt, a creative, hands-on upcyling and educational workshop; and Understanding Our Salish Sea and All It Can Be.

Try an electric bike, a community acupuncture session, make an artsy postcard with a message, play the game Marbles to Megawatts and listen to live music ranging from unique world beat to classic favourites within Carson Hall on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

Some of the presenters include: Order of Canada singer, composer, author, storyteller and keynote speaker Ann Mortifee; Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning novelist and storyteller Pauline Le Bel; textile artist and creative up-cyclist Jaime Murdoch; international award-winning energy reduction leader Tom Zaban and many others.

On Sunday, April 23rd tour a leading high tech firm in one of the greenest buildings in the region or take in a full day workshop with Ann Mortifee and Sherrill Miller.

Admission to the festival is free, plus there are some ticketed events. The full program can be found at www.creativelyunited.org

In addition to this popular event, the Creatively United for the Planet non-profit society, produces a community television show in partnership with Shaw focusing on local leadership, positive solutions and change makers in action. Please visit their free community portal and event hub at www.thisisleadership.org to learn more.