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Sage Living Events & News


Better Buildings Boot Camp  2023 brought together graduate and diploma students from 10 universities and colleges to collaborate on a deep energy retrofit of York University's Assiniboine Graduate Student.


EcoFair is online and FREE this year.  A jam packed learning event, I am thrilled t be speaking at the finale webinar on Sunday, Nov. 7th, from 4-5 p.m. EST.

2021 flying by!

This year's virtual Green Building Festival and Better Buildings Boot Camp were a huge success.  Are you a part of a Canadian university or college interested in collaborating on the Boot Camp?  We are looking to expand programs, students and speakers.  Write to to let us know your thoughts!

Meet us online!

Meet us online at the Virtual Green Building Festival: Oct 14 - 16 2020


We're proud to sponsor the 2020 Green Building Festival with programming that literally starts from the ground up! 


Together with hundreds of international delegates, we're excited to explore BIO: Ecological Principles in Buildings & Cities with visionary practitioners who are leveraging natural processes in design, materials, construction, and operations to deeply integrate biology in urban developments.


Join us! A virtual delegate pass is only $50CDN, and you can claim up to 7 Continuing Education hours for GBCI, OAA, OALA, OPPI, PEO and other professional associations. Visit to learn more. Register at

Better Buildings Boot Camp 2020

The first Better Buildings Boot Camp was held Aug 24 - 28th, bringing together graduate students from the four Toronto universities from a variety of fields to experience Integrated Design first hand, alongside professionals from the green building environment.  

Green Living Show 2020 NOW ONLINE!!

We @GreenLivingBuildingZone are SO SAD that the #GLS20 was cancelled, but like all of you, we are still eager to work, learn, share and be together!  With the help of the Green Living Show we are doing an Instagram Take Over on Monday, March 23, with 10 talks for you on #greenbuilding

Green Living Show 2020

The Green Building Learning Zone is BACK!!  Bettina will be speaking twice at this year's show:

3 - 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 13

"Addressing Health & Wellbeing in the Built Environment"

6 - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14

"Practical Tips for a Sustainable Renovation"

In the Green Building Learning Zone, booth 1107.  

NEW this year: get your green building questions answered by the #GreenBuildingLearningZone panel of experts every day at the Green Living Show at noon and 5 p.m. at the #GreenBuildingLearningZone booth 1107.

Women working together!

What an awesome experience - a workshop and project run entirely with women.  Check out the video!

Green Living Show 2019

We were thrilled with the success of our innovative and collaborative education booth at this year's GLS.  Thanks to Lloyd Alter of @TreeHugger who wrote a fabulous article about the booth.

Boots on the Ground

See Bettina's presentation at Passive Building Canada's "Boots on the Ground" event.

Green Building Festival

See Bettina's presentation at Sustainable Buildings Canada's yearly conference 

Connecting with students

Bettina has been a guest lecturer at Ryerson, George Brown and Seneca College, and regularly mentors students.   

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