Did you resolve to eat healthier in the new year? Did you resolve to volunteer more of your time for a great cause?Let us help you with your New Year's Resolutions! Come to our first New Volunteer Orientation of 2020 and get involved in children's food education.Registration is by RSVP only.Please email Christy at email@example.com to register.
January 28: Fishing for a Healthy Thames River
Robert Huber, President of the Thames River Anglers, will talk about his experiences as an angler and as a passionate advocate for a healthy Thames. He will highlight the improving biodiversity of the river and will describe projects currently underway that are continuing to improve water quality, habitat and eco-friendly access. And, of course, we’ll hear about the cool fish!
Nature in the City 2020 is organized by Nature London and London Public Library. 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.
There is no charge for this event. Seating is limited. People are seated on a first come, first served basis. We suggest early arrival for good seating. Families are welcome! Learn more about Nature in the City 2020 here.
Image and Event Description via Nature London.
- Enjoy local *organic* beverages from London Brewing Co-op and celebrate their new organic certification
- Network with other green-minded folks in London's environmental sector
- London Brewing Co-op goes organic! Hear from head brewer, Aaron Lawrence, about London Brewing's journey to organic certification.
- More speakers and event features to be announced.
About Green Drinks
Green Drinks is an organic, self-organizing network of people interested in talking about environmentally related topics. We hope you can join us to chat with like-minded neighbours, learn more about such an incredible local environmental organization, and connect with other people interested in growing a healthier, more sustainable city!
About London Environmental Network
The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects, educates and supports individuals and local organizations in transitioning to a more sustainable future.
We work to build strong, resilient organizations so they can be more effective at creating positive environmental change over the long term. The London Environmental Network also acts as a doorway into the environmental non-profit sector so Londoners can more easily learn about environmental efforts in our city and how to get involved. We support businesses through Green Economy London to help them set and achieve sustainability goals.
About London Brewing Co-operative
At London Brewing, we brew beer that showcases local, organic ingredients and are committed to sustainability. We are a worker-owned cooperative with deep roots in our community.
London Brewing, winners of the 2019 London Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Award, opened in 2014 in the Root Cellar Restaurant in London’s Old East Village. Now located at 521 Burbrook Place the brewery is a destination featuring 12 taps including ciders and wine, locally made pub snacks, weekly live concerts, brewery tours, 100-person capacity taproom with summer-time patio, and all-around good times.
London Brewing Cooperative is a member of Green Economy London.
About Green Economy London
Green Economy London is one of seven Green Economy Hubs across Ontario supporting networks of businesses to set and achieve sustainability targets. Together, we’re demonstrating a more sustainable economy is possible. We offer a practical approach for businesses that want to create a more sustainable future for their business, employees, and community. Launched in May 2019, Green Economy London is hosted by London Environmental Network and now has 24 businesses committed to sustainability.
Like every Green Drinks, we encourage attendees to use active transportation. Plan your route to walk, bike, bus or if you can't do those try to carpool with a friend!
It’s that time again! We hope you will join us here at Childreach (265 Maitland Street) on Friday, January 31 for our 15th Annual Soup & Chili Lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. As always, it is all-you-can-eat soup and chili for a minimum donation of $10 to Childreach. Bring your friends, family and co-workers! We can’t eat it all by ourselves.
Event image and description via Childreach Centre & Wild Child Outdoor Playgroup
We're fixing bikes for 24hrs to make sure we have lots ready for the spring. Bikes will be provided to the community at affordable rates or at deeply discounted prices for our newcomer partners. It's a great chance to meet others in the cycling community, fix bikes for a good cause and have fun doing it! Please sign your name if you're available to help out.
And if you are not into fixing bikes, just drop by between Jan 31, 7 pm and Feb 1, 7 pm for some moral support and socializing with a dedicated group of people who are making our city a better place to live.
View this event on Facebook here.
Image and event description via London Cycle Link
Will you accept the challenge?
Thames Talbot Land Trust is hosting a fundraising winter walk. Help raise funds for crucial habitat conservation AND enjoy networking with other nature oriented community members. Challenge yourself to raise funds for an environmental cause you believe in, there will be prizes for raising different donation levels. We will provide a guided hiking tour by a naturalist and a hot catered lunch for our winter walk.
Check out TTLT's website for more details and to get your donation pledge forms. All are welcome, you do not need to attend the walk to raise funds for this event. Please RSVP on the website if you plan to attend the walk so we can accommodate the catered lunch.
Image and event description via Thames Talbot Land Trust
Join us our FREE "Zero Waste 101" workshop. Please note that this workshop will be held at Central Library on Dundas St instead of our shop.
Are you curious about Zero Waste and reducing your plastic use? We will be covering the basics of zero waste and how you can make small (or big!) changes to make less trash.
This will be an open discussion, and all are welcome - wherever you are on your zero waste journey! Bring your questions, your experiences, and an open mind.
Some Topics we will be covering include:
* What is zero waste? (hint: it's NOT about making "zero" garbage)
* Avoiding single-use plastics
* Simple first steps to make less waste
* Zero Waste on a budget
* and more! Please bring your questions!
We hope to see you there!
*** PLEASE reserve your spot using this link: https://catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.ca/search~20/P?SEARCH=zero+waste&submit=Search&searchscope=20
*** We have a limited number of seats for this workshop so please reserve your spot if you would like to attend!
Event image and description via Reimagine Co.
February 4: Pollinator Pathways
Humans need plants and plants need pollinators. Gabor Sass, a Western professor and community activator will give us tips on how to provide natural travel corridors, habitat and nutrition for insects, birds and other animals that move pollen from plant to plant.
Nature in the City is a six-part series of illustrated talks on nature in and around the city of London. In partnership with Nature London. Free. No registration. 2 hours parking available at Citi Plaza (Present ticket at Central Library front desk during library hours)
Image and Description Via Nature London
A Green Economy London event:Hear from our local waste experts on diversion, savings and the results of focusing on waste reduction within your organization.
About this Event
Join other organization leaders to hear about how and why to reduce your waste, what your alternative disposal options are, how you can tell this story to your stakeholders, and the potential to save hauler fees while doing the right thing for the environment and future generations.
Enjoy included coffee, tea, snacks and networking session.
1st speaker: Leila Nattagh, Waste 2 Resource Solutions: 9:15-9:35
- Hauler Negotiations and managing your business's waste.
2nd speaker: Patrick Mitchell ,Waste Solutions: 9:35-10:00
- Waste audits 101.
3rd Speaker: Justin Bardawill, Alchemy Junk: 10-10:20
- Reducing your business waste.How to negate the pressure placed on corporations to do things faster and cheaper, resulting in more waste.
Break for refreshments, snacks and networking: 10:20-10:50
4th Speaker: Michael Leopold, CEO Renewi : 10:50-11:10am
- Organic Waste , what happens to waste at Renewi
5th Speaker: Dirk Jaekel, Stormfisher: 11:10am-11:30am
- Biofuel generation from waste
6th Speaker: Rick Vandersluis: Try Recylcing: 11:30-11:50pm
-Turning waste into value added products. What happens to your waste materials at Try Recycling.
On the first Thursday of every month, come and get your broken household items repaired!
21st century humans throw away vast amounts of stuff. In fact, Canadians throw away almost 800 kilos of garbage a year - per person! Sometimes things with almost nothing wrong are tossed out since buying new has become cheaper than ever. These things can easily get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. During this 2 hour event, we will have individuals on hand who can help you with your items that need fixing. If you have a small appliance or something that needs fixing, please bring it in and have it repaired - for free :)
Thanks to our awesome team of volunteer "fixers", around two-thirds of all the broken items that are brought get repaired! Some of the items that have been repaired in the past are: toaster ovens, hair curlers, clocks, lamps, jeans, purses, coats, chairs, radios, microwaves, etc.
You can find the Repair Cafe at Reimagine Co, 211 King St (the old Novack's building) in the heart of downtown London!
*** PLEASE RSVP if you would like to attend. Due to the overwhelming response to our events, we have implemented a new RSVP system: in order to come to this event, you need to RSVP on the Eventbrite website and not just on Facebook.
You can RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/repair-cafe-fix-your-broken-things-for-free-tickets-89851108083
If you are unable to attend, we ask you to please cancel your order, so that someone can take your place.
Thank you for your understanding and collaboration, which will allow us to keep these events free of charge and open to all :) ***
Event image and description via Reimagine Co
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