ECOFLUENCY FORUM & FAIR
1310 Ridge Road
JOURNALISTS: YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FIRST-EVER ECOFLUENCY FORUM
A two-day conference, new ideas on what to do with
garbage, sewage and manure
- EcoFluency will bring together people doing cutting edge work in
ecological waste/resource management for towns, farms and rural households and
people that need to know about it: municipal representatives and staff,
farmers, educators, students, environmental researchers, and concerned
- The Forum & Fair will focus on municipal sewage, landfill/garbage and
manure. Featured technologies include: "living machines" (enclosed biological
sewage treatment facilities), constructed wetlands for municipal sewage and
farm manure, liquid manure composting systems; composting toilets; advanced
bio-filtration systems; and zero waste design.
- While the Forum offers presentations and discussion, the Fair will
illustrate a wide spectrum of waste/resource management options in working
models & displays.
Saturday May 3: 9 AM to 9 PM
Sunday May 4: 8 AM to 12 noon.
Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Community Centre and Arena
Directions/maps available on website
HOW DO YOU ATTEND?
We have a limited number of press passes for the forum. If you would like to
attend the forum as a media representative, please contact:
Press passes and media kits will be provided for registered press at the
conference registration table.
Since the Walkerton tainted water
tragedy, waste/resource management has
become an urgent priority for all levels of government, for farmers, and for
many citizens. The challenges are growing: on the farm, at the sewage treatment
plant, and the landfill site. The goal is a safe, sustainable environment for
Cost-effective ecological options for dealing with the waste we create are
already here, in operation and development in Canada, the U.S. and Europe: e.g.
'living machines,' composting toilets, manure-composting techniques, constructed
wetlands. Many of these innovative technologies are well suited for rural areas,
farms and towns. But many of them remain unknown to decision-makers and
citizens. EcoFluency will make connections, and open doors.
- Dr. Paul Connett – authority on Zero Waste principles and international
- John Jackson—Great Lakes United & Canadian Institute for Environmental
Law & Policy
- Greg Allen, Sustainable Edge and Energy Action Council of Toronto
- Lawrence Andres, Co-founder of the Ecological Farmers Association of
- Andrew Hellebust, Project Engineer, EcoWerks Technology
Corporation, a company that specializes in the design of biological wastewater
treatment and reuse systems
- Iain Gardiner, President of the Lennox and Addington Federation of
- Elizabeth Kenrick from the state-of-the-art Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery
- Rahumathulla Marikkar, Director of Technology and Environment at Interface
Flooring Systems (Canada) Inc. a company committed to being the "world’s first
- Marvin Tucker from Quinte Waste Solutions. Quinte Waste Solutions has an
award-winning program achieving 63% reduction in waste that includes blue box
recycling, composting, household hazardous waste collection.
- Wolfgang Amelung, ecological bio-systems designer and President/Chief
Executive Officer of Genetron Systems, has devoted his focus the last twenty
years to the newly born field of "eco-engineering".
- Dr. Mary Jane Conboy, analyst, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
- Jane Stinson, Research Director, Canadian Union of Public Employees
- John Ferguson, Education Advisor to the Environmental Commissioner of
- Jim Poushinsky, OCAPS (Ottawa Citizens Against Pollution by
For more information, contact:
Tracy Ryan, Communications Coordinator