Green in the City

Learn about key environmental issues in this thought provoking presentation, discussion and workshop series.  Each week there is a different environmental focus.  A variety of perspectives will be used - including local and regional.

 

Upcoming Workshops

*The following 4 workshops will be held in the Lawson Foundation Room - Central Library. Room opens at 6:30 each night, with free gifts for the first 50 attendees at each of the first 4 workshops! Presentations will begin at 7pm.


Tuesday, October 22nd  7-8:30 pm - Transportation - A Powerful Gift


Main Speaker - Luis Patricio, Chair of London Cycle Link

Local Perspectives 
Dan Hall, Executive Director of London Cycle Link 
Doug MacRae, Director, Roads & Transportation - City of London  (Rolling Ahead with Sustainable Mobility)

*First 50 attendees receive a free bike light!


Tuesday, October 29th  7-8:30 pm - Moving London Towards Zero Waste

Main Speakers 
Jay Stanford, Director of Environmental Programs and Solid Waste 
Heenal Rajani, Co-founder Reimagine Co.

*First 50 attendees receive a free metal straw and reusable bag!


Tuesday, November 5th  7-8:30 pm - The Value of Biodiversity and Native Plants

Main Speaker - Stefan Weber, Ecologist, Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance

Local Perspectives
Ian Bailey & Rebecca Smythe - Co-Adoptees of Kilally Meadows ESA
Linda McDougall, Ecologist with the City of London

*First 50 attendees receive a package of Butterfly Milkweed Seeds!


Tuesday, November 12th  7-8:30 pm - Adventures in Urban Food Growing

Main SpeakerLorraine Johnson, Gardening & Environmental Author

Local Perspectives
Mariam Waliji of Urban Roots Londo
Gregg Barrett, Manager, Long Range Planning and Sustainability

*First 50 attendees receive a mini-package of Tomato Seeds!


Final Workshop - Special Green Drinks Edition!

Tuesday, November 19th  6-8:30 pm  - Climate Change

Join us at 6pm to mingle.  Refreshments will be available for purchase via London Brewing Co-op.

*All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend, but you must be of legal drinking age when purchasing an alcoholic beverage.  Attendees are able to bring their beverages into the hall to enjoy during the presentations.

Presentations to begin at 7pm.

Registration via Eventbrite recommended as ticket holders will receive priority entry up until 6:45pm if the event fills. 

Location - Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library

Main Speaker - Dr. Dianne Saxe, Saxe Facts & past Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Panel discussion to follow Dr. Saxe’s presentation.


"This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and support local initiatives already taking place in London," says Skylar Franke, Executive Director of the London Environmental Network.  "There are over 43 environmental organizations in London with activities happening every week.  This series of free presentations, discussion and workshops highlights the important issues being tackled in London and ideally inspire individuals to support - in some way - these critical efforts." 

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