Mel Lefebvre (left) and Danny Gauvin planting a tree.

          
On Wednesday, April 23rd, Vanier celebrated Earth Day. The student environmental club, S.H.A.D.E., Student Services, several students from the Ecotech program as well as members from the Earth Lodge didn't let the rain cast too many shadows on the day.

They simply adjusted and moved their tables, information booths and BarBQ indoors to the Student Mall. Congratulations to Mel Lefebvre and her team on another successful Earth Day! Thank you, as well, to V.I.S.A. for lending a helping hand during the campus cleanup and tree planting. We invite you now to see photos taken on that day.



Ecotech students gather to help bring environmental awareness on campus.
(left to right) Mel Lefebvre, Emile Stewart, Helen Garland and Tammy Briere


Campus Cleanup Crew: Members of S.H.A.D.E and other ecotech students.


Event organizer Mel Lefebvre (right) embraces her friend Oussayma Canbarleh who,  
looking at both of her hands, had obviously been visiting the Bake Sale table. Mm-mm!


Volunteers Emilie Stewart and Janna S. light up the mall with their infectious smiles.


Vanier teacher Guy Quinn (left) mans a booth enlightening passers-by on the subject
of water conservation. Vanier security guard Simon Boufers looks on approvingly.


Top three photos: Nick Cotter and Gregory Rand of the Earth Lodge Club demonstrate their
native wilderness skills by showing the proper technique for starting a fire using a "Bow Drill"


Thanks to the efforts of the environment group S.H.A.D.E. and Student Services, Vanier
College adopted the above pictured cheetah cub and mother. See the certificate below.


The official adoption certificate from the Cheetah Conservation Fund


Event organizer, Mel Lefebvre posts the sign announcing their great BBQ meal deal.


Daniel Dang (right) demonstrates environmentally friendly lighting solutions.


Mr. Wong (left) of the health food store Ki, Nature et Santé,
manned a booth describing his store's many products.


John Van Gulick (left) of the Ecomuseum gave a hands-on demonstration of various reptiles.


Top two photos: The band Breathing Room provided musical entertainment for the day.


Roger Haughes (right), Éco-Quartier representative and president
of "Valorizareurs Écologiques" provided information on recycling.


Four Ecotech students man the Craft Sale table. All crafts were made by the volunteers.
From left to right: Janet Butcher, Jason Brunetti, Catherine Murphy and Chris Cloutier.


More Ecotech student volunteers: Daniel Fournier, Tammy Briere and Jann S.


Mel Lefebvre (left) and Danny Gauvin prepare to plant a tree.

THANKS TO THE ORGANIZERS FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!


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