First Atlantic Green Expo a success

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The SSDE Student Design Expo, as part of the Atlantic Green Expo weekend at UPEI
The following is posted with our partners at E365-presenters of the Atlantic Green Expo
The first annual Atlantic Green Expo presented by E365 took place over Earth Day weekend at the UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering. Throughout the weekend, the public was able to learn about sustainable products, services and practices available in the Atlantic region from thirty exhibitors who are part of the clean tech and environmental sectors. More than 2,500 people visited Atlantic Green Expo between April 21 - 23.
The weekend also featured the UPEI Engineering Student Design Expo, Keynote addresses by Professor Peter Childs from the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, UK and Honourable David MacDonald, educational sessions and clean tech business pitch sessions.  Children’s activities were provided by Sierra Club’s Wild Child Program.
Matt McCarville, a visitor to the Expo says that everyone “should be very pleased with the Expo and I sincerely hope to see that this event continues to take place well into the future. I think  it builds upon successes from the past Earth Day celebrations in a big way, and is poised to grow.”
Organizers are very pleased with Atlantic Green Expo and are already planning next year’s event. Peter Ixkes of E365 says “The success of this year’s event demonstrates that Islanders are on board; they’re very receptive to clean tech alternatives.  The Expo provides the much-needed platform where business and the public can connect.  We view this event as the first of many years to come.” The organizers would like to express their thanks to all the Atlantic Green Expo partners: UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering, UPEI Climate Lab, Sierra Club Canada - PEI Chapter and Transform Events and Consulting.
The organizers also want to thank the sponsors and exhibitors for their support and acknowledge their commitment to this growing sector.

Atlantic Green Expo is an initiative of PEI based company E365 in partnership with Transform Events & Consulting, UPEI Climate Lab, UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering and Sierra Club Canada - PEI Chapter.
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