Centennial College student making an environmental Big Pitch

News Apr 01, 2009 Scarborough Mirror

A Centennial College student is using his final project to educate fellow students and the community about environmental solutions.

The Big Pitch Environmental Forum is Zack Steel's final project in the one-year event management program at the Scarborough college. The forum takes place Monday, April 6 at Centennial's HP Science and Technology Centre at 755 Morningside Ave., at Ellesmere Road.

Steel said he'd worked on other events with City of Toronto staff from the parks and recreation department so when it came time for his final project he wanted to do an event with an environmental theme.

"I feel there are a lot of environmental events that are done, but none are focused on new environmental developments," he said.

The event will include six presenters and six exhibitors. Presenters include representatives from Live Green Toronto, Evergreen and Cathy's Crawly Composters. Exhibitors range from government services to power companies to an environmentally friendly cleaning company and an eco-friendly clothing company.

"The impetus was to clarify a lot of misconceptions and to bring awareness of current and future environmental developments," Steel said.

The forum begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

Steel said he's partnered on the forum with the Office of Equity at the school to gear it towards the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences, with the environmental studies program based at the HP centre. But, he added the free event is open to all students, faculty and the community alike. There will be free food and free give-aways from some exhibitors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions and to meet the speakers one-on-one.

As Steel prepares to graduate, he said he'd like to keep the show going and bring it to post-secondary campuses across the city.

"I've registered the name The Big Pitch and I'm planning to do this environmental forum at other colleges and universities across the city," he said.

For more information, visit www.bigpitch.ca.

Centennial College student making an environmental Big Pitch

Free forum runs April 6

News Apr 01, 2009 Scarborough Mirror

A Centennial College student is using his final project to educate fellow students and the community about environmental solutions.

The Big Pitch Environmental Forum is Zack Steel's final project in the one-year event management program at the Scarborough college. The forum takes place Monday, April 6 at Centennial's HP Science and Technology Centre at 755 Morningside Ave., at Ellesmere Road.

Steel said he'd worked on other events with City of Toronto staff from the parks and recreation department so when it came time for his final project he wanted to do an event with an environmental theme.

"I feel there are a lot of environmental events that are done, but none are focused on new environmental developments," he said.

The event will include six presenters and six exhibitors. Presenters include representatives from Live Green Toronto, Evergreen and Cathy's Crawly Composters. Exhibitors range from government services to power companies to an environmentally friendly cleaning company and an eco-friendly clothing company.

"The impetus was to clarify a lot of misconceptions and to bring awareness of current and future environmental developments," Steel said.

The forum begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

Steel said he's partnered on the forum with the Office of Equity at the school to gear it towards the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences, with the environmental studies program based at the HP centre. But, he added the free event is open to all students, faculty and the community alike. There will be free food and free give-aways from some exhibitors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions and to meet the speakers one-on-one.

As Steel prepares to graduate, he said he'd like to keep the show going and bring it to post-secondary campuses across the city.

"I've registered the name The Big Pitch and I'm planning to do this environmental forum at other colleges and universities across the city," he said.

For more information, visit www.bigpitch.ca.

Centennial College student making an environmental Big Pitch

Free forum runs April 6

News Apr 01, 2009 Scarborough Mirror

A Centennial College student is using his final project to educate fellow students and the community about environmental solutions.

The Big Pitch Environmental Forum is Zack Steel's final project in the one-year event management program at the Scarborough college. The forum takes place Monday, April 6 at Centennial's HP Science and Technology Centre at 755 Morningside Ave., at Ellesmere Road.

Steel said he'd worked on other events with City of Toronto staff from the parks and recreation department so when it came time for his final project he wanted to do an event with an environmental theme.

"I feel there are a lot of environmental events that are done, but none are focused on new environmental developments," he said.

The event will include six presenters and six exhibitors. Presenters include representatives from Live Green Toronto, Evergreen and Cathy's Crawly Composters. Exhibitors range from government services to power companies to an environmentally friendly cleaning company and an eco-friendly clothing company.

"The impetus was to clarify a lot of misconceptions and to bring awareness of current and future environmental developments," Steel said.

The forum begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

Steel said he's partnered on the forum with the Office of Equity at the school to gear it towards the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences, with the environmental studies program based at the HP centre. But, he added the free event is open to all students, faculty and the community alike. There will be free food and free give-aways from some exhibitors.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions and to meet the speakers one-on-one.

As Steel prepares to graduate, he said he'd like to keep the show going and bring it to post-secondary campuses across the city.

"I've registered the name The Big Pitch and I'm planning to do this environmental forum at other colleges and universities across the city," he said.

For more information, visit www.bigpitch.ca.