On April 22, many countries around the world take part in environmentally friendly activities in celebration of Earth Day. Although we can all make a difference by turning off taps and dimming the lights to conserve the earth’s resources, did you know that we can also use natural elements to our advantage while simultaneously contributing to a healthier planet starting with the homes in which we live? Imagine an energy efficient home that not only promotes a comfortable livingspace but also reduces damage to the earth. While this innovative concept may seem unreachable in the industrialized world, Windsorites need look no further than the 27th Annual Windsor Home and Leisure Show (WHLS) for a chance to tour a Green Home. The show operates from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 24; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday April 26 at the Windsor Expo Centre. (Admission is $5 for those 16 years and above, children are free to attend, more details at windsorhomeshow.com). Produced by Galloway Show Productions Inc. (GSP, www.exposition.com) and sponsored by RE/MAX Preferred Realty for the third straight year, the WHLS includes almost 200 companies to source out a plethora of home related needs, from inside to outside, from products to services. As an organization, Windsor Family Credit Union (wfcu.ca) is committed to investigating and implementing ‘Green’ initiatives,” explains Martin J. Komsa, WFCU President & Chief Executive Officer. “Features like the ‘Green Home’ at the Windsor Home and Leisure Show are the resources needed to assist in demonstrating how businesses and individuals can do their part.” By making it possible for this home to appear at the show, WFCU is not only helping the environment, but also making the world aware of Windsor’s drive to better the earth.