Press releases 2010
The Biosphère presents the 5th Edition of Green Christmas and the Recycling-Artists Eco Fair
|By: Ariane [Mtl] Charbonneau||2010-11-17|
MONTRÉAL, QC -- November 17, 2010 -- From December 3 to January 9, the Biosphère offers holiday programming that unites the arts and the environment. Activities include the well-known Recycling-Artists Eco Fair, the O.N.E. | Outfits from a New Era and Behind the Christmas Tree exhibitions, and the Sainte-Émilie Flying Beavers story. Celebrities such as Robert Lepage, George Stroumboulopoulos, Guy A. Lepage and Julie Payette have agreed to support the O.N.E. exhibition's artistic approach by autographing a waste object associated with one of the exhibitors' creations.
Recycling Artists Eco Fair: December 3 to 5
The Fair's 5th edition brings together 43 exhibitors inspired by a common artistic and environmental approach. This major environmentally responsible event, which drew 3200 visitors in 2009, offers decorative and utilitarian objects, clothing, jewellery and accessories created from recycled materials. In a completely new setting, visitors can also pick up some tips on eco-wrapping, participate in discussions with the artists, and acquire good-as-new toys refurbished by the Lutins verts workshop. Schedule: Friday, December 3, from 12 noon to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the Biosphère will be free for this event.
O.N.E. | Outfits from a New Era: starting December 3
This exhibition showcases 16 outfits fashioned from consumer products. Accompanied by art videos and soundtracks from Canada's music scene, these artists' creations present car parts, batteries, salmon skins, electronic waste and other cast-offs from our society in a whole new light!
Behind the Christmas Tree: starting December 3
Made up of six theme-based tableaux, this mini-exhibit creatively illustrates statistics on holiday consumption and suggests solutions that anyone can implement.
Sainte-Émilie Flying Beavers
The whole family will be touched by Sainte-Émilie Flying Beavers, a warm tale that weaves together comedy and mystery, and encourages us to think about our holiday habits. It is presented on December weekends starting December 11, and every day as of December 23.
Full programming, schedules and green tips are available at http://www.ec.gc.ca/biosphere/.
As an environment museum, Environment Canada's Biosphère is mandated to encourage everyone to take action and get involved in environmental issues. In addition to staging exhibitions and special events, the Biosphère develops educational and outreach projects for a diverse clientele across Canada; it is also a recognized clearinghouse for environmental information.
For further information, please contact:
Environment Canada's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/environmentcan
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