There's lots really of cool sustainable initiatives happening up in Toronto. Here's a sneak peek at some of the people I'll be connecting with up there during my trip.
*Patrick McMurray owner of Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill who will tell me about sustainable oyster farming and Ocean Wise, a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. (Monterey Bay Aquarium in the U.S. Has a similar initiative called Seafood Watch)
*Cathy Rust, who has a great web site called “BEC Green: Locating green building materials just got easier.”(It's kind of like a Canadian Jetson Green in the making so check it out!)
*Architect Jason Halter who is part of a team building affordable pre fab homes from old shipping containers at Meka World.
*Architect and writer Lloyd Alter of TreeHugger fame. Lloyd is also president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and an adjunct professor at Toronto’s Ryerson University's School of Interior Design so I look forward to meeting him in Toronto.
*Andrew Knox and Martina Rowley of Transition Toronto. If you don't know what the Transition concept is yet you have to check out my interview with Rob Hopkins, co founder of the Transition Town movement, at Green Real Estate Daily.
*Timothy Palmer executive chef at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto who tends bees to make his own honey and oversees a 4,000 sf garden on the hotel's rooftop!
Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto is sure to be chock full of amazing people, products and events and New York House looks forward to keeping you current about the event.
Paul McGinniss is the Green Advocate for NewYorkHouseMagazine.com Check out his blog The New York Green Advocate. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org