Enviro Fest 2006 – A Sunny Day Full of Goodness
June 10 @ Savage Beagle
From June 4 to 10, it was Environment Week in Canada. This year's
theme was "Celebrating and Protecting the Natural Environment".
For the occasion, Hilltrip participated to Enviro Fest in Whistler.
The day was sunny and many people came to the Mountain Square to
visit the booths relating to the theme. Hilltrip and other organization
such as AWARE, HillbillyWax, Surfrider Foundation, Slow Food, Whistler
Hemp Company shared the square with bigger players like Whistler
Blackcomb and VANOC.
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During the day, many people came to Hilltripís booth witch educated
about climate change and how it affects our region. At night, Hilltrip
organized The Official Enviro Fest After Party at Savage Beagle,
where money was raised towards Hilltripís Carbon Offset Program,
which fights global warming trough a raffle including over $1,000
worth in prizes from Evolution, Ultimate Distribution, Whistler
Bungee, Lush, The Clearance Center, Gauge Clothing, Willyís Java
Coffee, Solarice, Showcase, Cyber Web, The Grocery Store, Whistler
Hemp Company and Amsterdam Coffee.
One of the projects that Hilltripís Carbon Offset Program will be
funding is The Bio-Diesel Project. This project is helping Kate
Marcotte to convert her car to bio-diesel and raise awareness about
how it is to live and travel with a bio-diesel car by publishing
her stories on TerraTrip.org, a new website launched by Hilltrip
on June 10th, the same day as Enviro Fest. You will be able to read
Katie's adventures from converting her car to cooking her low emission
fuel here throughout the summer.
Hilltrip Enviro-Fest Party was sponsored by the Whistler Brewing
Company. Back on the shelves and sharing the same values for the
environment as Hilltrip, this local company was happy to let everyone
taste their beer.
A big congratulation to Corinne Galarneau, Hilltripís new intern,
for her great work in organizing the after party and the raffle.