Join the circus?
Take part in a special event CSR project?
Why yes, please!
Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Conference participants were treated to a tour of La TOHU in Montreal today. La TOHU is a non-profit organisation founded by En Piste (the national association of circus arts), the National Circus School and Cirque du Soleil. In addition to being a gathering place for circus arts and training, La TOHU hosts ecology tours, community service and art workshops all of which are directed at supporting the surrounding neighbourhood of Saint-Michel.
|GMIC participants get an orientation to the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex|
|Pretty much the coolest interactive interpretive display EVER|
|Checking out the 'circus tent'|
|"Where do you keep the lions?"|
|La Tohu is LEED Gold certified, including a ground water cooling system|
|Lantern making gets underway|
|Roger Simons carefully dissects his Canada Dry|
|Yes Amanda, you have to chug it first|
|"It's not CSR until someone gives blood"|
|Lanterns will be given away at La Tohu's Fire Festival|
|Fruits of our labour|
|Nancy Zavada goes organic|
|Arts and crafts for kites begins|
|DYI kites from recycled La Tohu programs and newspapers|
|Pedro Rocha dos Santos breaks the mold|
|More mold breaking!|
|Inspired kite making|
|Amy Koch finishes her kite|
|Diana Graling's work of art|
|Flying high! Well, soon anyways|