Environment Week will wrap on Saturday, June 11 with an expo in Town Plaza featuring hands-on workshops, information booths, and events like the Re-Use-It Centre fashion show and live music.
According to Enviro Week coordinator and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District waste reduction coordinator Wendy Horan, the response this year has been overwhelming.
"This is the fourth year that weve done this, and in the past weve had a handful of participants and demonstrations," she said. "This year were up to 20 tables, compared to 10 in the past. This year weve also asked exhibitors to focus on hands-on displays."
Some of the participants include the Whistler Fisheries Stewardship Group, which will include a display of live stream dwellers; the SLRD and Carneys Waste Systems will do a demonstration on composting; the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment will be sharing information on sustainability; there will be a booth to sign up for the Canadian One Tonne Challenge, with the goal of reducing every Canadians greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne per year; a showing of art from local elementary schools using recycled materials; an information booth on Whistlers car sharing program; a miniature solar car race, and more.
The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. with live music, including Leanne Lamour and Chicks with Picks. The annual Re-Use-It Centre fashion show, which dresses local celebrities and politicians in used clothing, will take place at 2 p.m. This year councillors Gord McKeever and Kristi Wells will take part.
The event is free, with something for all ages.