Will future generations value our natural spaces as much as we do? What can the Garden Club of London’s Woodland Restoration Project teach us about the legacy we leave behind in nature? Roseann McKay describes a memorable journey of selfeducation, conservation, and stewardship.
Six consecutive Tuesday evenings from January 15th to February 19th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm. in the Central Library’s Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street. Seating is limited. People are seated on a first come, first served basis. We suggest early arrival for good seating.
Free admission. Plus, up to two hours free validated parking at Citi Plaza during library hours. Families are welcome!
The mission of Nature in the City is to contribute to the preservation and enjoyment of nature. Let’s do this together by sharing information and stimulating an interest in the natural world around us.
TREA is looking forward to starting the new year with a series of non-traditional conservation workshops starting Thursday, February 21, 7-9pm, Grosvenor Lodge, 1017 Western Road. These follow from a successful series TREA did in the past offering innovation steps under $100 to improve home energy consumption. Our first topic is “Reducing the Water Needs for your Home." Please register by emailing us at email@example.com or call (519) 645-2845 to confirm attendance.
Environmental law is the body of law, policy and practice that regulates the impact of human activities on the environment. The practice of environmental law covers a broad range of activities that affect air, water, land, flora and fauna. And, often, environmental lawyers find themselves embroiled in a world of disputes where science, engineering and environmental law intersect.
During this session, Anand will:
- provide an overview of environmental law, who regulates the environment, and what liabilities arise in both the regulatory and civil law contexts
- speak about the lawyer’s role in environmental advocacy in civil lawsuits, defence of prosecutions, and appeals of government orders and approvals
- briefly examine the role of expert witnesses in environmental advocacy.
- 8:45am - Arrival & Coffee / Tea
- 9:00am - Session Starts
- 10:15am - Discussion
- 10:50am - Wrap Up
Bio of Speaker:
Anand Srivastava, J.D., B.Sc. (Hons.) is a lawyer at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. Anand’s practice focuses on environmental legal advice and environmental litigation. With prior education and experience in environmental toxicology, Anand assists clients to facilitate practical solutions to complex environmental legal issues. Anand works with a wide variety of clients on issues relating to contaminated sites, environmental due diligence, exposure to environmental risks and liabilities, and regulatory compliance.
Anand’s objective is always to help his clients understand and navigate corporate and personal environmental liabilities including civil claims, regulatory orders, regulatory prosecutions. Anand regularly appears before the Courts and administrative tribunals. Anand prosecutes and defends environmental civil lawsuits. Similarly, Anand also defends clients against environmental regulatory prosecutions and/or appeals regulatory orders to the Environmental Review Tribunal. Anand can be reached at 226-721-5881 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Climate Crisis is real, and it threatens all of us.
We’re sick of sitting on the sidelines, waiting as our politicians refuse take meaningful action to address the climate crisis. We’re sick of being told that we’re responsible for climate change when the corporate greed responsible for astronomical amounts of pollution goes unchecked. We’re tired of having to live in a world being created by people who do not have our best interests at heart. On February 28th, we will rise to demand climate justice, to ensure a sustainable future for all of us.
At 12:00 PM, we will meet at London City Hall for speeches and group organization. The march will begin at 12:30 and end around 1:30. Closing remarks will follow in front of City Hall. This will be a peaceful demonstration, and we will not condone violence or inappropriate action.
Climate Change is not an isolated phenomenon, it is the real, imminent threat of a planet that cannot support life. It isn’t a distant threat, it’s happening right now. As young people, the impacts of this crisis will be devastating for ourselves and our children.
The recently released Carbon Majors Report highlights how only "100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions". Despite this, we are told that solving the climate crisis is nothing more than a matter of turning off the water when we brush our teeth or using a metal straw. But of course, this isn't true. To stop the climate crisis, we need to hold our government accountable in taking action to solve the climate crisis. Together, we can do this. Will you join us?
What we stand for:
1. A “Green New Deal”, including science-based policies to stop the climate crisis.
2. Challenging the assertion that climate change is the fault of the people, and to call attention the few people who are responsible for putting their own interests ahead of our right to a healthy future.
Saturday March 2, 2019 10 am – 3 pm
Carling Heights Optimist Centre, 656 Elizabeth Street, London – MAP
This annual event offers the best value in town for Seeds, Supplies, Advice and also helps expand home gardeners’ knowledge of environmental issues and growing practices.
Seed Swap – remember to bring seeds to swap at this event – packaged in small quantities and labelled! For guidance about saving seeds, check out this link
Food & Beverages available – Great News! St Anne’s Church will be back with delicious food options to purchase throughout the day.
10:30 am “Gardening Trends for 2018” – Nancy Abra will advise re the latest trends. What colours and plants can we expect this season?
12:00 pm “Bees – What’s the Buzz About?” – Bees are a popular topic in the media these days. Robert Crowhurst will explain a honey beekeeper’s perspective on why all the concern, what’s going on and can we do anything?
1:30 pm “Growing Marijuana Legally” – Julie Dorssers will walk us through the new federal & provincial regulations, clones vs. seeds, growing outdoors, curing, and uses.
Interested in what was learned at the talks in previous years? Check out this link to materials from prior years’ talks and demonstrations
Come out to buy seeds from a great selection of vendors. You’ll find many unique varieties and lots of heirloom and organic choices too! CLICK HERE TO LEARN When and How to Start Seeds
Information & registration for VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS
Invitations to vendors and exhibitors will be emailed early in January. Cost is $35 for a 10-foot booth, $70 for a double booth. There is no fee for Not-for-profit Exhibitors who are not selling products. Registrations must be received no later than February 9, 2019.
First session on Tues March 5th is climate extremes are challenging our growing habits. Gardeners are adapting what they grow where, when and how. Join us for a review of climate-smart gardening including landscape changes and tree selections that make sense for the future.
Oak wilt poses a significant threat to Ontario’s ecologically and economically important oak resources. Although not currently known to be present in Canada, this invasive disease has been found within 1 kilometer of Ontario’s border, making awareness of this forest pest critically important.To ensure Ontario’s municipalities, Conservation Authorities, and other land managers are prepared for the threats imposed by oak wilt, the Invasive Species Centre and the City of London invite you to participate in a 1-day oak wilt workshop on March 7th 2019. Representatives from across southern Ontario will learn about the impacts and identification of oak wilt, management techniques used in neighbouring states to mitigate its spread, and what actions Ontario’s forestry community is taking to address this disease. Space is limited so register early to reserve your spot!
Transform your balcony, porch or patio into a little garden. Come and learn what to plant and how you can decorate the smallest of spaces. Cheryl will share some ideas and considerations for creative gardening in your personal space. This program has been prepared in partnership with London-Middlesex Master Gardeners.
Tuesday March 12th from 7-8:30pm
EnviroCon is an interdisciplinary conference organized every year by students of the Collaborative Graduate Program in the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at Western University. EnviroCon 2019 will provide a forum for a broad range of topics in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Policy, and Management. The conference is FREE to attend and participate in. This event aims to bring together the knowledge and research of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community members involved in environment and sustainability.
Rain gardens, also called stormwater gardens, can be beautiful, inexpensive, simple to implement and an environmentally sound solution to urban stormwater runoff. Join Rosemarie to learn and talk about the many benefits of creating a Rain Garden.This program has been prepared in partnership with London-Middlesex Master Gardeners. Date: Monday - March 25 2019 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Central 1st Floor Stevenson & Hunt (A+B)