Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Brown goes Green at 7th annual Tech in the City at George Brown College

    Electric Vespa, portable wind turbine and solar tracker among students'
    green inventions

    TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:        George Brown College's Tech in the City

    WHEN:        Wednesday, March 26

                 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.   Secondary school student
                 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keynote speech by Lisa Glithero,
                                         environmental educator
                 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  George Brown technology student

    WHERE:       George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus - Main Entrance
                 146 Kendal Avenue (south of Davenport Rd. west of Spadina

    WHO:         -  Keynote speaker
                       -  Lisa Glithero, award-winning environmental
                          educator, youth advocate and community innovator
                 -  Current and prospective George Brown technology students
                 -  Toronto-area high school students interested in careers
                    in construction and engineering technologies

    Green is gold in the construction and engineering sectors, according to a
survey of students and employers to be released at George Brown College's 7th
annual Technology in the City event. The event will showcase the important
role that construction and engineering sectors will play in our economy,
society and environment. It highlights the growing demand for graduates in
these fields and will demonstrate how environmentally conscious students
entering these fields today can become catalysts for environmental change in
the future.
    George Brown College is addressing the growing demand for environmental
training in this sector by integrating an environmental perspective into its
curriculum to better prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge sought by
employers. The green theme of this year's Technology in the City supports this
focus and is highlighted by current students' green inventions, high school
student tech competitions and a speech by renowned environmental educator Lisa
Glithero on moving to a green society.

    Secondary Student Competitions (8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

    One of the most popular elements of Tech in the City, this year more than
150 Toronto high school students will participate in technology competitions
ranging from computer networking to electrical, masonry and sheet metal. The
winners of each competition will receive a year's tuition at George Brown
College in the technology division. Winners will be honoured at an awards
ceremony at 2:30 p.m.

    George Brown Student Inventions in the Green Display
    (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

    Graduating technology students unveil their green inventions including an
electric Vespa, a portable wind turbine, an electric wheelbarrow, a solar
energy tracker, and a robot wall-climber.

    Keynote address (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

    Lisa Glithero speaks about connecting youth with the global ecosystem and
motivating groups to effect positive societal change. Through personal
stories, visuals and humour, she will discuss Education and Transformative
Learning, Youth Engagement and Sustainable Communities. Lisa is the founder of
EYES, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that brings a sustainability
focus to educational pedagogy and practice.

For further information:

For further information: Alison Crocker, (416) 342-1802,

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