Green in the City is an annual event series organized by the City of London, London Public Library, and London Environmental Network. The series aims to explore sustainability topics through a local lens by highlighting leaders in various sectors, including grassroots groups, institutions, nonprofits, government, and businesses. Learn about these local examples and how to get involved to make London one of the greenest, most resilient cities in Canada!
Green in the City is back for our 2023 - 2024 series! We will be traveling around the city coming to a library or city facility near you to talk about a variety of impactful sustainability topics.
January 9th - Green Bin Information Session
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the virtual Green Bin Information Session. We hope you liked the session and enjoyed listening to our panel of speakers.
Thank you for sharing your questions (about 215) and comments (about 65) with the City during the Green in the City webinar on the Green Bin and other collection program changes. Brief answers to the questions are here to download (PDF of Q&A questions). Please note that many details can be found on the City of London webpage at London.ca/greenbin. Your questions have been very helpful as our program rolls out implements and improvements made, where possible.
You can also view a copy of the slide deck sharing an Overview of Green Bin and Collection Services here: PDF of slideshow
Check below for other upcoming Green in the City events.
March 9th - Connecting Climate and Nature: Discover the Westminster Ponds Centre
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Westminster Ponds Centre (944 Western Counties Rd. London, ON, N6C 5J1)
In this Green in the City session learn about how climate change affects nature, and how you can spot the impacts in your very own backyard! Plus discover the environmental significance of the Westminster Ponds Centre site, a hub for promoting sustainability and environmental health and wellbeing in the London-Middlesex region.
Join us for a family-friendly guided walk led by Rebecca Launchbury, Conservation Lands Manager with Thames Talbot Land Trust around the Westminster Ponds Centre to learn about the impacts of climate change on nature, then end the walk back at the Bruce Pavilion building where you can warm up in the Volunteer Training Centre with some coffee and tea, connect with outreach booths about the environment, climate change, and nature conservation, and nature-themed button making and coloring for kids! There will also be a presentation by Shaquille Sealy, Operations Manager to discuss the Westminster Ponds Centre’s vision to be a community space in London where people can discover, explore and develop environmental sustainability.
Feel free to stay and explore after the event, the Westminster Ponds site is London’s largest Environmentally Significant Area, with extensive trails and biodiversity. Learn more about the Westminster Ponds Centre here.
9:00 am | Welcome and booths in the Volunteer Training Centre, Bruce Pavilion
9:30 am | Walk 1 departure (30 - 40 mins) meet at the Bruce Pavilion building
10:00 am | Booths, coffee and tea
10:30 am | Presentations: Shaquille Sealy, Operations Manager at Westminster Ponds Centre
11:00 am | Walk 2 departure (30 - 40 mins) meet at the Bruce Pavilion building
Register to this event here: Eventbrite - Discover the Westminster Ponds Centre
April 16th - Grand Finale at Central Library/Wolfe Performance Hall
Watch this space as we share more exciting information!
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