Volunteers allow organizations to exponentially expand their impact. But how do you make sure volunteer resources are organized to accomplish this?
This workshop will explore specific aspects of engagement planning, including:
- recruitment of diverse supporters and volunteers
- advancing volunteer opportunities
- getting systems and tools to manage increased engagement, and
- establishing protocols for volunteer-led engagement.
The session will spend time working through models that maximize the number of volunteers your organization can handle.
Participants will leave with:
- A refined or new volunteer engagement strategy;
- Recommendations on tools and systems to support heightened engagement activities; and
- Completed volunteer protocols assessment
This workshop is one of a three-part workshop series, learn more about the series here.
All workshops will include tools, tips, case studies and the opportunity to network with like-minded organizations. Each participant will receive a workbook with activities, exercises, tools and resources.
Register for one or all workshops! Registration required for each workshop.
Free parking available. Lunch provided. Limited space available.
About London Environmental Network
London Environmental Network (LEN) connects, educates and supports individuals and local organizations in transitioning to a more sustainable future. As lead organizer for these workshops, LEN is excited to support and increase the knowledge and capacity of environmental organizations.
About Westminster Ponds Centre Signal Boost Initiative
These workshops are supported by the Westminster Ponds Centre Signal Boost Initiative.
The goal of this initiative is to support directly, and through local environmental organizations, environmental education opportunities available in London. As part of this initiative a community education space will be established at the Westminster Ponds Centre (Bruce Pavilion) located at the Westminster Ponds/Pond Mills ESA.
About Freshwater Alliance
Lindsay Telfer of the Canadian Freshwater Alliance will be the lead presenter and facilitator for these workshops.
The Canadian Freshwater Alliance has become the go-to initiative for freshwater engagement and constituency-building initiatives across the country, training over 500 freshwater leaders in topics including: theory of change, engagement organizing, storymapping and storytelling, constituency mapping, social media, and online engagement tools and services. With expertise as community organizers, grassroots campaigners, policy advisors, fundraisers, organizational managers and marketers, we bring a diversity of skills with proven track records in the fields of our trainings and focus.
Lindsay Telfer is a Project Director for the Freshwater Alliance, and has two decades of experience working with organizations, institutions and governments in developing policies and processes related to sustainability and public engagement.
The next clean-up will be on Saturday, November 23rd, 9:30 am to noon along the bike path from the Adelaide Street bridge to Eggerton.
Our "Staging Area" will be at Grampa and Grama's Chipwagon at 12-26 Adelaide St N. We will clean up the park by the bike path.
We'll provide garbage bags and gloves (we also have a few garbage grabbers). Apart from weather appropriate clothing we recommend you wear long pants, sturdy boots or hiking shoes and bring a bottle of drinking water.
Families are welcome, however parents must be responsible for their children at all times.
See you at the river!
- Antler River Rally
The Garden Club of London Annual Christmas Boutique
FREE ADMISSION: SNACKS/COFFEE/TEA AVAILABLE IN OUR TEA ROOM.
It’s our greatly anticipated annual Christmas Boutique sale! Unusual and unique home decor items all designed from botanicals. Fresh greenery swags, decorative wreaths and colorful urns to give your home that magical look for the Christmas or Holiday Season! Homemade epicurean delights including dried herbs, sweet jams and lip-smacking vinegars. Delicately pressed flowers feature in our gift cards/tags along with artistically handcrafted dazzling ornaments & decorations. All produced by our Club members. Cash or cheque only.
Learn the secrets of winter cycling in London. It's fun, invigorating, and easier than you think!
Have you ever seen someone out riding a bike on a cold winter day, and wondered "what is that person thinking?" If you get a chance to ask someone who rides year-round, they'll probably tell you that winter is one of their favourite seasons to ride. There's nothing like jumping on a bike on a crisp January morning, and smiling in the sunshine while you ride through the freshly fallen snow. Cycling in the winter can be easy and fun. It's not nearly as difficult as you might imagine, and it's a *great* way to stay active through the cold dark months.
In this ~2 hour session, we'll talk about: -Your bike
-Community support Bring your questions, we'll have lots of answers, and share experiences from many seasons on the streets!
Join us for our 3rd Annual 12 Days of Christmas Facebook Auction in support of TREA*, a local charity (1986).
This is a great opportunity to acquire fabulous Xmas gifts without the hassle of waiting in line, or buy yourself something special just because you too deserve a special treat at this time of year.
We have tried to offer practical items or experiences but we can always improve. Thank for your support.
How does our auction work?
* Each day for 12 days one or more items will be posted on this event page at 9:00 a.m. with a reserved (minimum) bid amount.
The dates run from Nov 25 (Monday) through to Dec 6 (Friday).
* Simply place your bid in the comments section and check it before the day ends to see where it stands with other bids
* At 9:00 p.m. daily, we stop bids and winners are announced.
Note: Some items may be listed for more than one day so check our notes if the item you are bidding on is one of those items.
Winners will be contacted. If a winner does not respond within 24 hours of being notified, the item will go to the next highest bidder. Payments options are Etransfer or Paypal.
*TREA has established numerous programs and partnerships on waste and fossil fuel reduction, active transportation and keeping it local. TREA's overall goal is to educate members and community to protect the environment, stay informed and take personal action.
Event image and description via TREA
Are you interested in native plants but don't know where to find seeds? Having a hard time getting native seeds to germinate and grow? Then join Thames Talbot Land Trust for a hands-on native seed workshop and learn all about seed collecting, processing, and stratifying. This workshop will focus on native wildflowers and grasses.
Goals for the workshop include:
- Learn how to collect seeds of native plants
- Participate in seed cleaning and processing
- Learn how to stratify seeds to improve germination
- Make seed packets with different species
- Bonus! Take home some seeds for your native plant garden
Photo & event description via Thames Talbot Land Trust.
Join London Cycle Link on Wednesday November 27th at 7pm for London Cycle Link’s Annual General Meeting – a social celebration of the year that was and what we’re hoping for in 2020.
Location: Taproot at 623 Dundas Street. The entrance is through the purple door to the left of the Root Cellar.
Food & Drinks: There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available for purchase.
Parking: There is plenty of bicycle parking close to the Root Cellar and across the street at the Old East Grocer. Bus routes 2, 16 & 20 stop very close! There is also street car parking on Dundas and at the municipal parking lot off of Queens Ave.
We’re hoping to balance the reporting elements in our Annual General Meeting with plenty of opportunities to connect with the many great individuals that make up the cycling community. Some items will require a vote and any current member of London Cycle Link will be entitled to vote.
There is a lot to celebrate in the London cycling community this past year and still plenty of work to be done to help our city become truly bike-friendly. We will be discussing our plans for 2020 and how you join the growing movement for safe and convenient cycling in London.
We hope to see you there!
The event is free; memberships and merchandise will be available at the event to support the work that we do!
Looking for help to establish a pollinator garden? Want to incorporate native plants into your landscaping? We can help! Join Thames Talbot Land Trust for a workshop on planning your native plant garden and get some tips for pollinator friendly plants, low-maintenance landscaping, and beautiful blooms!
Winter may be upon us but it's a great time of year to start your planning and allow plenty of time for sourcing your seeds or plants. This is a drop-in style workshop where you can talk to TTLT staff and other native plant enthusiasts and experts. Goals for the workshop include:
- Get ideas on plants that will work in your garden - whether you have sun or shade, clay or sandy soils, wet or dry areas, and different size and space requirements
- Learn about plants that are great for bumblebees, hummingbirds, butterflies, or other species you want to attract
- Learn about bloom times and plan a mix of early, mid, and late flowering plants with different flower colours
- Share ideas and tips for making your garden waterwise and wildlife friendly
- Get tips on where to source native plants or seeds
- Bonus! A small selection of native seeds will be available to take home
Photo & event description via Thames Talbot Land Trust
Hosted by Thames Talbot Land Trust
Join us for a winter walk around London's Meadowlily Nature Preserve. Take in the sights and Sounds of the Carolinian forest while making new friends and learning more about the natural environment of your new home city. Make sure to dress for the weather including gloves and toques! A great event for families and new residents of London!
Celebrate the holiday season with your fellow environmentalists at the London Environmental Network's inaugural Enviro-Holiday Party!
About the Gala
Hosted at Growing Chefs! Ontario HQ, this dinner will be full of fabulous vegetarian food, an environmentally themed trivia game and local craft beverages.
Invite your organization's members, staff, board and volunteers to celebrate a year of hard work in the environmental sector. This event could easily replace your organization's holiday party, or become a new tradition for your group.
- Thursday, December 12, 2019
- 6pm - 10pm
- 460 King Street, London ON (Growing Chefs! HQ)
- $30 per person
- We would like to collect gently used clothing and new socks for the Unity Project. Please bring a donation if you can. Leftovers from dinner will be sent to the Men's Mission.
6pm - Doors open for cash bar and mingling
7pm - Family style, local, seasonal dinner service (menu below)
8pm - Environmental themed trivia game and continued mingling
Beet (yes, BEET) Wellington served with a winter rice pilaf, roasted cauliflower with lemon and parsley and cider-braised cabbage with apple and leeks! YUM!
Also includes a festive gingerbread cake with sour cream frosting!!
- HQ washrooms are located on a second level, accessed via stairwell, therefore space is not considered accessible (in historic old home/venue)
- a cash bar serving local wine and craft beer will be available - cash or credit accepted (no debit)
- As with any set menu, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or allergies please contact Growing Chefs! well in advance with specific requests, via email to: email@example.com