via Nature London:
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!
Join London Ontario Vegan Food Bank for a completely free & 100% vegan/plant-based holiday meal! Everyone welcome!
We will have lots of familiar and warm comfort food & desserts. Gluten free options available.
We will have a free table & clothing racks if you want to bring anything to donate or exchange
This is a grassroots volunteer run event, if you wish to help out or donate anything we would greatly appreciate it 🙂 all food items must be free of animal ingredients, contact us if you have any questions or would like some suggestions!
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
This full day workshop will be delivered in two exciting modules as follows:
EVALUATING YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS (Morning Module 10-12:30)
Be sure your engagement, communications and volunteer programs are designed to advance the fulfillment of your mission. In this workshop we will explore the concept of a Theory of Change - a concept that defines how your organization or group believes you will achieve the change you want to see in the world.
Understanding your organization’s Theory of Change will help you design evaluation programs that will tell you if they are contributing towards the realization of your visions. Using a tool called impact mapping, this ½ day workshop will unpack how an engagement-based theory of change can support deeper impact towards achieving your organization’s mission.
Participants will leave with:
- A deeper understanding of their groups implicit and explicit theories of change;
- A template for developing their organization’s road map (or strategy) on how engagement programs can help realize ultimate impacts; and
- A series of evaluation questions designed to assess whether engagement programs are having their desired impacts.
GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING (Afternoon module 1:30-4)
This afternoon session will coach participants through the outline of a grassroots fundraising model exploring opportunities for individual and/or small business donations. The session is a great resource for any group that needs to develop new donor programs.
Topics to be discussed include:
- mapping revenue scenarios
- identifying priority contacts (prospect mapping), and
- practicing our asks.
Participants will leave with:
- The start of a tailored grassroots fundraising plan; and
- A customizable annual 1-page fundraising strategy.
This workshop is the final one of a three-part workshop series for LEN members.
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.
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.
via Nature London:
(Open to the public)
New and veteran participants are welcome.
Our annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held Saturday, December 14, the first Saturday of the Audubon CBC period (which always starts on December 14 and ends January 5). We have followed the Audubon Count period for the CBC since 1909, the longest continually run CBC in Canada. Our count is an all-day affair, but you don’t have to
participate all day, especially if you are busy with various seasonal activities.
There should be room for everyone who wants to take part, as long as they are physically able to participate, and they register with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519 472 2887.
Weekly 1 hour hike. See the full list from the Thames Valley Trail Association main webpage.
Meet in the first parking lot on the right at Greenway Park to join us for a 1 hour hike to Harris Park and back. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver sheet. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Looking for a great way to give back to the next generation, have fun and learn some new recipes all at the same time? Look no further! Come on out to Growing Chefs! Ontario's new volunteer orientation to learn more about the different ways you can get involved with food education in London.
RSVP only. Please register by emailing Christy at email@example.com
Weekly 1 hour hike. See the full list from the Thames Valley Trail Association's main webpage.
Meet in the parking lot at Thames Park to join us for a 1 hour hike. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver sheet. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Via Nature London:
(Open to the public.)
Start 2020 with a Nature London walk along the Thames River. We will look for birds along the river and in the adjacent parklands. Meet the leader in the parking lot for the Springbank Gardens Community Centre, 205 Wonderland Road South, just north of Springbank Drive. Call 519 472 4864 if more information is needed.