Former US President Bill Clinton got a warm welcome from the mixed American and Canadian audience that paid up to $175 to hear his keynote speech at the first annual Essex County (Ontario) Enviro-Expo. The Enviro-Expo (www.enviro-expo.org) is sponsored by the government of Ontario, Essex Region Conservation Foundation and many private ‘green’ firms. The ‘Expo’ is billed as a family friendly, three day event featuring green technologies, dedicated to educate and inspire environmental consciousness.
The former president spoke to a nearly full house of 3000, at the Caesars Windsor Convention Center in downtown Windsor. Citing a myriad of world challenges; hunger, water, terrorism, climate change, and global economics, Clinton said all solutions point to the development of sustainable energy on a global scale.