Still, 7 days to go for the Online Silent Auction, don`t miss it! 🎄
Every day we have new items to bid. Share with your friends this great opportunity to do their early Christmas gift shopping and support TREA.
Join us for TREA´S Fundraising event "12 Days of Christmas" Facebook Silent Auction! 🎄
Beginning on November 25th, one or more silent auction items will be posted on our Facebook event page in the morning with a starting bid.
Check out some of the items!
Resiliency Conference inspired many. It was great to see, during a poll, that many that attended had no affiliations and were just enlightened citizens that care about London's future. Keynote Elliott Capell (Chief Resiliency Officer of Toronto) asks London what its barriers are, turns his talk over to the audience.
Thank you - Harold Usher and Stephen Turner for attending for the whole day.
John Fleming had one of the final sessions and he proved he understood Resiliency - great presentation.
We have put our heart and soul into organizing this conference. This is about OUR future and how we plan for it. Please help us get the word out and fill all of the conference seats! Registration is appreciated but not mandatory, just show up.......with 20 of your nieghbours and friends.
Our conference organizing team is getting super excited for the Resilient Cities Conference happening next Sat Nov 18 at the London Public Library. How excited ...are you?!? There's still time to plan your sessions, check out www.londonenvironment.net/resilient-cities-conference for a full list.
Resilient Cities Conference: Preparing London for a rapidly changing future
The Resilient Cities Conference will explore how London can build adaptive capacity to weather the “storms” of this new century by inviting cutting edge thinkers from our city and beyond. Participants will be challenged to consider the changes they can initiate in their personal and social spheres of influence. We hope that the conference will mark the beginning of a long journey for London as it tran...sforms itself into one of the most resilient and sustainable cities in Canada.
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017.
Location: Central Library, 251 Dundas St. London Ontario.
Time: 9:00 - 4:00pm followed by a special Pints and Politics on Resilient Cities at the Fox and Fiddle from 4:00pm onwards.
For more information:
Registration on the Library’s website:
http://bit.ly/2xzLIyL or call 519-661-4600
Come join us!
Danielle (Western Biology grad, TREA Board Member) will share her recent experience volunteering in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics – an organization working to raise awareness and conduct research for the protection of the Great White Shark.
She will be discussing the misconception behind sharks and their behavior (*spoiler alert they do not eat humans*). She will be touching on topics such as ocean pollution and shark finning being the main reason behind the endangerment of shark species. She will also explore the importance of protecting sharks and how you can get involved in shark conservation projects around the world.
The Resilient Cities Conference is on Nov. 18th! Watch the trailer now!
Special Thanks to: London Public Library | City of London, Ontario - Municipal Governmen...t | Middlesex-London Health Unit | London Community Foundation | Covent Garden Market Canada | 94.9 CHRW Radio Western | TREA | Fox and Fiddle London | Citi Plaza | CBC London |
Film/Edit: Alex Kyle
Audio Production: Adam Courts
Voices: Paige Alexander Alex Leonard
Swap, Share, Repair ⚒️♻️
Everyone needs tools for a home project at some point in our lives, but we are not necessarily going to use special tools after the project is finished, this is why Tool Libraries are becoming much more popular in North America.
A Tool Library loans specialized or uncommon or expensive tools to community through a tool library membership with all skill levels welcomed. Local tool libraries reduce the costs of improving and greening neighbourhoods, th...ereby transforming homes and community spaces into more vibrant places that reflect a commitment to sustainability and environmental concern.
We are excited to see the City of London is finalizing an Urban Agriculture policy and has listed a tool lending library as a viable concept to include in the strategy. The Friends of Urban Agriculture also endorse the development of one as a social enterprise to compliment urban agriculture initiatives.
Swap, Share, Repair
Another new form of Economy: Sharing Economy ♻️
The sharing economy consists of marketplaces and platforms that allow individuals and organizations to buy and sell goods and services directly from one another, and share or lend goods or assets on a short-term or time-share basis....
The Sharing Depot is a Toronto community hub where members have access to a wide range of things without owning or storing them.Check them out:https://sharingdepot.ca/. It would be great to see this type of project in London.
Let´s be honest: How often do you throw away food?
Households in Canada on average waste $28 worth of food each week, that ́s $1456 annually! (Toronto Food Policy Council data found at http://tfpc.to/food-waste-landing/food-waste-theissue).
Try to reduce your food waste at your kitchen with some tips below, and if you still have food waste, you can compost or donate to a food bank before it spoils (nonperishables products)....
The City of London wants to increase residential waste diversion to 60% by 2022 and the way to achieve it is by implementing an Organics Management Program for London. The City will explore various options for managing organics including The Green Bin program. More information visit: https://getinvolved.london.ca/WhyWasteResource
Did you know every piece of plastic that has ever been created is still on Earth today? ♻️
Plastic only “degrades” which means it breaks down into smaller pieces but NEVER disappears.
Tips of small changes you can start right now:
- Refuse Straws: Say no thank you I don´t need it...
- Don´t buy water bottles, take your own container
- Don’t take plastic bags, take your own reusable bags
Lets take care of our home, it is our responsibility! #WasteReductionWeek
Do you find you don't have time to go to the local market and find great local produce? ♻️🥦
We want to mention this great business - “On The Move Organics.” It ́s a home delivery and retail business focusing on organic & local produce, and grocery items in London! They deliver fresh items right to your front door in a custom built delivery bike.They don't bring you a lot of excessive packaging either!
On The Move Organics believes in a well-balanced community founded on co-op...eration. Social and environmental justice along with political and economic democracy are critical components to a sustainable food system. They walk the talk!
For more information visit: http://www.onthemoveorganics.ca
Let ́s start buying more local items and support local businesses!