Fixing a flat tire is an essential skill that every cyclist can learn how to do; whether for emergencies or regular maintenance!
We'll show you how to change a tire on a variety of different bikes so you can gain experience and know what to look for. We'll also teach you how to properly remove and reinstall your wheels and what you should bring with you on your ride to change a flat on the road.
We have limited capacity at the shop to maintain physical distancing so stay tuned for more workshops like this in the future if you can't get a ticket. All attendees must wear a mask.
Join The Centre for Active Transportation at Clean Air Partnership and Share the Road Cycling Coalition for a conversation about pandemic mobility, how we can move beyond the initial rapid response phase, and how we can incorporate an equity lens into active transportation planning. This webinar is presented with the generous support of Urban Systems, in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
Event image and description via Clean Air Partnership.
To raise awareness around ways to heal and recover from Covid-19 and find ways to fight systemic racism.
Recovery 2020: Awake, Aware and Ready to Act is an online event taking place on August 13th from 5-6 pm ET.
The objective is to invite fellow Londoners to work together in raising awareness around ways our community can heal and recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and to act together in the fight against racism so we can nurture a more inclusive and caring new reality.
The event is free to attend, but we are asking for donations and all proceeds will go to Atlohsa Family Healing Services.
Event image and description via Mohamed Hammoud
Tuesday August 18, 6-8 pm - Fairmont Trail, 290 Hale Street
Keeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a tree planting project. That's why we go back to our planting sites in the summertime to help ensure their survival.
We are now happy to announce that despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has faced us with, we will be hosting several Aftercare events this summer. That means we need your help!
From July 22 to August 6, we are holding 10 Tree Aftercare events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm, plus one Saturday morning from 9-11 am. Instead of our usual drop-in events, we ask that all volunteers register on Eventbrite.
- Checking Tree Collars
- Invasive Species Removal
- Applying Skoot (deer repellent)
- Litter Clean Up
Please do not sign up if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, have traveled recently, or have had close interaction with someone ill with COVID-19.
We are asking volunteers to arrive with their own water, snacks, gloves, sunscreen, and bug spray. Masks are not mandatory, but you are encouraged to bring one and welcome to wear it if you'd like. We will be maintaining proper physical distance.
There is NO drop-in option - you must sign up if you'd like to participate.
If you have questions or concerns please email Brad, Environmental Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
To learn more about Aftercare, visit http://reforestlondon.ca/tree-aftercare-assistant
Event image and description from ReForest London
Photography is a great way to explore nature from every angle. Join Antony Chodas of Camera Canada on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 pm to help you take better pictures and get more from your camera. Antony will lead an interactive webinar online with ideas, images, examples, and opportunities for you to ask questions and receive helpful links and resources.
Please register on Thames Talbot Land Trust's website here.
Event image and description via Thames Talbot Land Trust.
The London Environmental Network and Green Economy London are proud to award our green leaders in business and community sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Hear from our keynote speaker, Toby A. A. Heaps, the CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights Inc. and publisher of Corporate Knights Magazine. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.”
We also welcome a panel of local politicians to briefly discuss why the environment and sustainability are not partisan issues and help us acknowledge the contributions of volunteers and leaders in our local green movement.
Be inspired and be part of the movement to a more sustainable future.
Light snacks and refreshments available. Networking Session from 6pm - 7pm.
Please note: This event has been postponed from its original date to October 25th, 2020. This is due to precautions of the COVID-19 virus. Any tickets that have already been sold for this event will be honoured at the new event date. If you are wishing a refund for your tickets you may contact the Aeolian Hall at 519.672.7950. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Eco Folk 2020 - Benefit for the Thames Talbot Land Trust
Kevin's Bacon Train
Please join us for Eco Folk 2020 - Benefit Concert for the Thames Talbot Land Trust – as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of this ecological arts gathering - held at London’s Historic Aeolian Hall, Sunday, March 29th, 2 – 4 p.m. This special concert event features noted Canadian musical and community active artists Dayna Manning, Marty Kolls, Brent Jones, Darren Powers and Kevin’s Bacon Train – with host Ryan Spence!
The Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting environmentally significant lands through acquisition, conservation easements, landscape restoration and education. The lands and waters acquired are
done so with the agreement that they will be maintained in their natural state for perpetuity. TTLT currently protect over 1700 acres, habitats of at least 38 species at risk in Middlesex, Elgin, Perth and Oxford Counties. They are currently running a campaign to acquire 7 new properties totalling over 550 acres of natural land to be protected from development. To learn more about the TTLT visit www.thamestalbotlandtrust.ca.
Tickets are $30 and available at the Aeolian Hall box office or online at https://aeolianhall.ca/events/ecofolk2020/
Eco Folk poster designed by Breck Campbell for Lyrical Design. www.lyrical.design
Eco Folk 2020 – Artist Bios
Singer/Songwriter – Producer – Author – Mentor
Juno nominated artist Dayna Manning exemplifies the very best that Canadian Folk music can be. Her cool clear voice along with her insightful songs represents a history of Canadian musical art that goes back to the early ‘60s and sounds just as vital today. A modern renaissance artist, Dayna recently produced Trent Severn’s third album “Portage”, designed the Stratford Festival’s best selling 60th anniversary t-shirt, and just produced her latest album “Morning Light” with the help of Stratford Festival alumnus Ben Bolt-Martin arranging for chamber orchestra. She recently penned her first book “Many Moons: Songwriter’s Memoir” which was released by Blue Moon Publishers in October 2019. In 2016 Dayna founded the “Folk Army”, a private music instruction academy in Stratford, Ontario. The Folk Army’s mission is to empower young girls to make a positive change in their communities through creativity, thoughtful performance and positive self-esteem.
Marty Kolls is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter based in London, Ontario. Crossing genres for over 25 years, Kolls has found her greatest inspiration from other female artists. Her newest video release, Play Too, pushes the message of individuality to the next generation. As an educator, mother-of-two and champion of the “female forward” movement, Kolls’ vocals capture the audience with intense raw lyrics and her powerful piano playing.
Singer/pianist/composer Brent Jones is a busy musical collaborator in his home region of South-Western Ontario contributing to the work of many artists both local and international through sessions, production, and performance. He runs Quiet Earth Studios on a heritage farm, just outside London, Ontario and is co-founder of the Back To The Garden Music and Arts Festival. Jones’s work focuses on building sustainable creative communities – combining artistic expression and natural systems - to help teach, heal, and celebrate the human experience.
Kevin’s Bacon Train
Hailing from the Old East Village in London, Ontario, Kevin’s Bacon Train has been defined as “That band who plays the covers” or “Covergrass” by St. Regis Tavern Regular and Kevin’s Bacon Train Superfan Rudbal Kelly. Members Marty Kolls, Mark Schram, Paul Aitken, Jordan Blake, and Andrew Fleet blend fun and musical virtuosity to create a unique performance experience. From The Our Street Festival, to Aeolian Hall, to in front of that alleyway across from the Movie Theatre in Forest, Ontario, Kevin’s Bacon Train have been making people get up and dance with their upbeat bluegrass spin on the hits of the 80’s, 90’s and 20’s.
Singer/songwriter Darren Powers has been honing his skills of songcraft and performance with nearly 20 years of experience throughout his home region of Southern Ontario. His music captures the gritty spirit of classic Americana – grounded in truth and realism - exploring tales of loss and redemption with a raw sensitivity. 2020 marks the debut of Darren’s first album release – False Bravado - recorded at Quiet Earth Studios with the help of noted Canadian musicians and producers. The album will be officially launched Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Quiet Earth with a special immersive concert experience featuring a live multi-media album performance.
Event image and description via Thames Talbot Land Trust. View the event page on Facebook here.
Nonprofits and Social Enterprises across the country are looking for ways to go green, and for good reason. Sustainable practices can yield significant rewards, both for the environment and your organization. By greening your organization you can: save money by reducing waste and energy costs; lessen health and safety risks; attract environmentally conscious employees, volunteers, consumers and donors; and lead the community as environmental champions.
The COVID crisis highlights the fault lines in our society, climate change being but one of them. As social impact organizations, how can we improve our environmental impact? In this workshop we will discuss and provide concrete ways your organization can reduce its carbon footprint by following some simple strategies, including;
Setting a baseline for your resource usage (water, waste and energy)
Picking sustainability projects to help reduce your usage
Telling your sustainability story to your followers
Specific project descriptions including how to:
Use energy more efficiently
Retrofit to renewable energy systems
Reduce, reuse and recycle - look for ways to use less in the office
Travel less - consider what transportation and work from home options could look like for staff and volunteers
Telecommute - how working from home reduces emissions
Green procurement policies - consider new sourcing
Green your events
Engage employees in reduction activities and work and home
TARGET AUDIENCE: All nonprofit and social enterprise staff and/or volunteers who want to know more about how to reduce your impact on the environment and preserve natural resources.
ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT INFORMATION:
Are you a nonprofit member organization with an operating budget of under $100,000? You may be able to save an additional 50% off the registration fee.
Learn if you are eligible for the NONPROFIT MEMBER DISCOUNT RATE.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Marianne Griffith, Hub Manager of Green Economy London
Marianne Griffith is a committed environmentalist and an advocate for local, sustainable food systems and renewable energy. She's worked with London based organizations to promote sustainability and community driven carbon and waste reduction, including Growing Chefs, The Root Cellar and Building Better. She's worked on social justice and sustainable development projects in Indigenous communities in many countries and she works closely with First Nations communities in Ontario to increase access to clean water, clean energy sources and sustainable, affordable housing.
She is a Certified Energy Auditor, a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a LEED Green Associate, and has extensive building science training including Energy Star and CHBA Net Zero Builder. She is currently the Green Economy London Hub Manager where she is committed to help London businesses set and achieve sustainability targets.
Skylar Franke, Executive Director at the London Environmental Network
Skylar Franke is a community mobilizer and engagement specialist. She has over 7 years of experience in advancing action in the environmental sector by running a variety of environmental programs in London while working at ReForest London and the London Environmental Network. She graduated in 2013 from King’s University College at Western University with an honours B.A. in Social Justice and Peace Studies and French Studies. Skylar is responsible for overseeing the development of new programs and initiatives including Green Economy London, as well as all other aspects of running the London Environmental Network.
Event image and description from Pillar Nonprofit Network.