EcoSuperior – St. Patrick’s Day may be over – Still Green Drinks

Lake Superior
Shoreline along Lake Superior - photo courtesy of Ministry of Natural Resources

Lake Superior
Shoreline along Lake Superior – photo courtesy of Ministry of Natural Resources

THUNDER BAY – Environment – St. Patrick’s Day may be over, but there’s Green Drinks happening this Wednesday! The monthly gathering of Green Drinks Thunder Bay comes to Gargoyles this time, from 5 – 7 pm, right in the middle of Canada Water Week. Lots of environmental happenings this spring, so come out and catch up on all the new events and opportunities. Find out more about green drinks worldwide at

A selection of environmental events:

  • Great Lakes Need Great Friends, Council of Canadians – Thunder Bay Chapter Launch Event
    Tuesday March 19, 7-9pm, CLE Cardinal Room. Presentation by Lucie Lavoie and Dr. Ken Deacon on “Is our Lake Superior?”.Free admission.
  • Environmental Film Festival – Environmental Film Network
    March 20-24, Paramount Theatre – 24 South Court St.
    Opening film, “Occupy Love” at 7pm on March 20th with Director in attendance, followed by a Film Gala at Tony & Adams for movie attendees only. Admission to films is free as always, but donations are gratefully accepted and used to offset the costs of future films and festivals. For the full schedule visit:
  • “Saturn Returns” Public Viewing Night – Thunder Bay Observatory  
    March 30 or 31st, depending on cloud cover.  Car load pricing $10/ vehicle for this event. RSVP required – visit for more information.  
  • Painted Rain Barrel Auction – April 5 – 7 At the Home ‘N Garden Show, Lowery’s Sports Dome. Buy a unique piece of outdoor art while supporting local environmental programs!
  • Superior Renewable Energy Co-operative Open House
    April 17, 7-9pm, Waverley Resource Library
    Are you interested in investing in community-based renewable energy? Speakers include Jim Kibiuk, Manager of Renewable Energy at Thunder Bay Hydro.
  • Mother Earth Day Fair – What Can Citizens do About Environmental Protection & Social Justice?
    April 20, 1-5pm, Baggage Building Arts Centre, Prince Arthur’s Landing
    Citizens United for a Sustainable Planet (CUSP), Ontario Nature, Earthwise®, Ecosuperior and Environment North, among others, invite you to join them for a free, fun, family-friendly day of celebration and raising awareness.

Ellen Mortfield