Urban Roots: Farming the Future

In the heart of the city – some wretched stretch of land lays dormant, abandoned – divested of all meaning - asleep in the midst of bleak dreams.  But where one sees desolate vacancy, a barren waste, another sees a paradise as yet grown, an opportunity “for something better,” as Founding Director Richie Bloomfield from Urban Roots explains.

But what is Urban Roots exactly?

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Developing a target based sustainability program in London

LEN has been working towards building a target based sustainability program (TBSP) for local London businesses. The overall goal of the TBSP is to convene a network of businesses to help them set sustainability goals, assist them in achieving those goals and celebrating them when they do. The TBSP will support businesses in establishing, monitoring, and achieving personalized sustainability goals. There will be a focus on carbon, waste, and water reduction, however, other environmental initiatives will also be recognized.

 Read more about our progress here.


January Green Drinks

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Green Drinks is back in London this January to ring in the New Year! We will be hosting our next event at the London Brewing Co-operative on Thursday, January 18th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The London Environmental Network is once again excited to offer Green Drinks every 2 months in 2018, with the intention of highlighting some of our amazing LEN members at each event.

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Secondhand & Savvy in London, Ontario

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Its #WasteReductionWeek and textiles (aka clothing and other fabrics) are a MAJOR part of the problem. Did you know the average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles each year, and 95 per cent of those clothes could be reused or recycled? Globally, textiles waste has increased dramatically due to the rise in clothing consumption and production.

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