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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!


2022-2023 Schedule: 

After 2 years of hosting these events online we are happy to be back in person, and looking forward to taking this popular series across the city to various London Public Library locations!

Meet neighbours, learn about local initiatives, and connect with other people interested in a more sustainable community.


February 9th, 4:00-7:30pm at the Byron London Public Library, 1295 Commissioners Rd W, London, ON N6K 1C9

Theme: Extreme weather events and how London responds

When rain, snow, and severe weather affect our city, London is ready to respond.

The next Green in the City event will share how the City of London prepares for emergencies caused by severe weather. This event will include tours of the City’s Emergency Operations Centre and presentations about London’s future weather. You’ll also learn about how to prepare your home for an emergency and how to assemble a 72-hour emergency kit, you can also enter your name into a draw to take one home FREE!

Climate change is causing more frequent severe weather. This can potentially lead to flooding, property damage, and power outages. London has developed a Climate Emergency Action Plan to respond to the impacts of climate change. An important part of this plan is helping Londoner prepare for emergencies caused by weather.

Free to attend. Drop in to the library between 4:00pm and 7:30pm.

Emergency Operations Centre Tours:

  • 5:00 pm - Tour of the City's Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Reserve your spot when you confirm your ticket. We can accommodate up to 20 people on the tour which first meets at the library.
  • 5:30 pm - Tour of the City's Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Reserve your spot when you confirm your ticket. We can accommodate up to 20 people on the tour which first meets at the library.

*For the EOC tours, meet downstairs in the Byron library and walk over as a group

Presentations:

  • 6:00 pm – “London's Future Weather” by Patrick Donnelly, Watersheds and Climate Change Manager
  • 6:15 pm – “Home Emergency Preparation and Emergency Kits” by Taylor Simmons, Public Safety Educator
Register through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/green-in-the-city-extreme-weather-events-and-how-london-responds-tickets-518938979457

Transportation Options

  • Bus: Routes 5 and 17A serve the Byron Public Library branch. Plan your route here: londontransit.ca
  • Bike: There are bike racks outside the front door of the library on Commissioners Road West. The library is one block from the Thames Valley Parkway multi-use pathway. Plan your route here: london.ca/cycling
  • Need to drive? Consider carpooling.


February 24th, 3:00-6:00pm at the Crouch London Public Library, 550 Hamilton Rd, London, ON N5Z 1S4

Theme: Growing Green - Learning to Live Sustainably in London

Join London's environmental sector for a casual night where you can learn how you can be involved with the city's happenings. From volunteering, apartment modifications, and behavioural changes you can easily implement to live a greener and more sustainable life.

Learn from those working in residential retrofitting, green transportation, local food systems, environmental volunteering opportunities, and more.

There will also be the opportunity to enter into a draw for the chance to win a low-flow shower head!

Keep an eye on this space while we share more upcoming details of this event.

Register through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/green-in-the-city-growing-green-learning-to-live-sustainably-in-london-tickets-518994324997

Click here to view past Green in the City event recordings.

"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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