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

eMERGE EV Show: Electric car show in Guelph

eMERGE Electric Car Show
Date & Time:  – Friday October 26, 2018, 4 pm to 8 pm
                            – Saturday October 27, 2018, 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Old Quebec Street Shoppes | 55 Wyndham Street North, Guelph, ON  

Are you an electric car owner? Interested in electric cars in general? Want to learn more about them? Hosted by eMERGE, the upcoming EV show in Guelph is for you. All for FREE!

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

Heal the biosphere — Oct 16 at Kitchener Public Library

Partnering with Nature to heal the biosphere
Tues Oct. 16, 6:30 – 9 pm

Earth is in crisis, but there is much we can and should do. How can we work with nature to heal the wounds we’ve inflicted?

A handful of leading-edge thinkers will be presenting their solutions at a public forum. All speakers have been involved in research and practices that contribute to the reversal of greenhouse gas emissions through natural agricultural approaches and tree-planting to restore land, and from environmental activists who see the need to encourage any and all methods to draw down existing carbon that will complement the technological methods of preventing future emissions.

This event will honour Michael Purves-Smith, who initiated the project, but did not live to see it take place. Michael’s goal was to raise awareness in Waterloo Region of the urgency for a holistic solution to the crisis of the biosphere.

FREE.

DATE AND TIME
Tue, 16 October 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

LOCATION
Kitchener Public Library Auditorium
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/partnering-with-nature-to-heal-the-biosphere-tickets-50117908012

Volunteering opportunity: Prairie Grass and Wildflower Seed Collection Oct 19th

Prairie Grass and Wildflower Seed Collection
Hosted by Grand River Conservation Authority
Date & Time: Friday October 19, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Location: Morton Property (Between Pinehurst Lake Park and Glen Morris), West River Road, North Dumfries Ontario

On October 19, 2018, the GRCA is hosting a volunteering event for all age groups in North Dumfries Ontario, within the regional municipality of Waterloo.  Volunteers will be collecting native plant seed that will be planted next spring, to offer a haven for grassland bird species – some of which are threatened. You will also have the chance to learn about restoration practices from GRCA’s own restoration specialist Lindsay Campbell.

No experience required!

For more information and to register for the event, please click here