Open lecture on groundwater science—all welcome

The University of Waterloo is hosting their annual Farvolden Lecture Series over Zoom on November 18, 2021 from 2-4pm.

The lecture series, created in honour of Dr. Robert Farvolden, helps to facilitate communication among the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the groundwater community and hydrology program alumni.

This year, the University of Guelph’s Dr. Beth Parker, director of the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute will be covering “Hydrogeologic Characterization of Bedrock Aquitards and Flow Systems.”

Other event highlights include a department update, a virtual draw, and a presentation on the Farvolden Scholarship.

Click here for more information and to register for the event!

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Help the University of Guelph with tree planting day!

This coming Wednesday, September 29th, the University of Guelph is hosting an all-day tree planting event. The combined efforts of community members and the university’s staff and students will help make a greener campus by planting over 600 trees! And for all those that register, there will also be free snacks and drinks included.

The trees will be planted beside Lambton Hall across from Lang Way (see map below).

Register for your timeslot here!

Climate Action Organizing

Canada Is [Still] On Fire — Mass Organizing Call

Climate scientists just declared a code red. But our politicians aren’t acting like it’s an emergency. Time to ramp up the pressure. 

Join us on Tuesday, August 17 at 3pm PT / 4pm MT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET / 7pm AT / 7:30pm NDT to learn about our bold, unapologetic plans to demand real action on the climate emergency.

Sign up – https://act.350.org/signup/still-on-fire

Extreme heat early this summer has sparked one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. We’ve seen smoke cover cities, flooding, droughts and just heard from the IPCC that this is a “code red” moment when it comes to tackling the climate emergency. And, this is all happening with the specter of an election on the horizon. That’s why we’ve got a plan to bring climate action to the forefront of the Canadian political landscape but we can’t do it without you.

Spread the word – twitter | facebook


Work for Climate Action – Jobs, Internships, Volunteer, Action: GoodWork.ca/Climate

Get ready – registration opens THIS Friday Jan 10 for our 2020 Pollination Symposium, to be held Saturday March 14 in Guelph. With a highly relevant theme of #ClimateChange and #Pollinators, you won’t want to miss out. Visit pollinationguelph.ca for more information.

Eco-friendly Christmas

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This year, will your Christmas be eco-friendly? “Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but for god’s sake stop trashing the planet to tell someone you care. All it shows is that you don’t.” (George Monbiot) / Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

CLIMATE STRIKE

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE

  • Every Friday: FridaysforFuture.ca
  • Next Global Strike:
    Friday November 29, 2019 
    FridaysforFuture.ca — “Millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.”

“People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” — Greta Thunberg

Find a strike or start your own:


Climate basics: 350.org/science

Myths vs  facts: SkepticalScience.com

Climate action jobs, contracts, volunteering: GoodWork.ca/Climate

Climate Strike — Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph

School Strike for Climate Action, Friday March 15 in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, across Canada & worldwide Fridaysforfuture.org (map) | cop24climatestrike.com (map) |

Get active, get involved! GoodWork.ca/fridays

#FridaysForFuture | #SchoolStrike4Climate | #ClimateStrike

Also, Friday May 3, 2019 — Canada-wide students strike

Guelph Organic Conference & Trade Show 2019

Date: Free Trade Show (January 26, 2019 – January 27, 2019)
           Conference & Workshops (January 24, 2019 –  January 27, 2019)

Location: University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Organizer: Guelph Organic Conference

Over 40 workshops covering soil management, weed control, harvesting, cropping strategies and more! Food and beverages will be available.

For more information on this event and to register, please click here

Reducing Waste: A Technical and Behavioural Approach

Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Borealis Grille & Bar, 4336 King Street East, Kitchener ON, N2P 3W6
Host: Sustainable Waterloo Region

Join experts from the University of Waterloo and AET to learn more about  waste reduction strategies and challenges. This a great opportunity to learn and network with professionals in the region!

For more information on this event and to register, please click here

Project Neutral Series in Waterloo Region – Reep Green Solutions

Reducing your Carbon Footprint 101: Project Neutral Series
Date & Time:  Thursday, November 22, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 

Location: 20 Mill Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3

Hosted by Reep Green Solutions, Project Neutral integrates real local data to empower citizens with information about their carbon footprint in a short time. Such knowledge is intrinsic in making decisions about improving lifestyles in homes.

For more information on this event and to register, please click here