The Council of Canadians monthly event on May 17, 2017 will be a workshop on the topic of passive climate change mitigation, covering two aspects of this: (1) passive solar construction and (2) carbon farming.
The workshop will start at 6:30 pm with a workshop facilitated by Celeste Lemire on carbon farming (carbon dioxide sequestration using various types of no-till agriculture), and after a short break for social and snacks (finger food only), Roberta Cory will facilitate a hands on workshop on passive solar design in housing construction, in which participants will make a model passive solar house from a box.
Hosted by the Council of Canadians, London Chapter
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mary Campbell Housing Co-op
587 Talbot St.
OFF TALBOT STREET AT CENTRAL
Doors open at 6:00 pm (social)
Program starts at 6:30 pm sharp
Pot luck snacks at around 7:15 pm
(Please bring snacks! Finger food only!)
We need to end the event as close to 8:30 pm as possible so that cleanup is finished by 9 pm, when we must vacate the venue.
Coffee, tea, juice, and water provided
Bring a friend!! Let’s network!
Please note: Although this event is technically one of our “monthly meetings”, our monthly “meetings” are always monthly EVENTS that are open to the public and never include a business meeting. Our monthly business meetings are separate meetings for our steering committee and a few invited guests only. All of our planning and other business are carried out at our steering meetings.
Post-Carbon London’s mission is to assist London and area with understanding and acting on issues surrounding peak oil and global warming through relocalization.
In supporting our mission we maintain the following core values:
- Supporting relocalization through reduced consumption and increased local production.
- Supporting municipal, regional, community-based and cooperative responses to the crisis
- Focusing on how global energy and global warming issues relate to London and the surrounding area
- Recommending and facilitating legislative, regulatory and policy changes at all levels of government that help to address the crisis
- Rejecting large-scale centralized energy solutions, such as coal and nuclear expansion
- Supporting global carbon-reduction and climate-change mitigation strategies
- Supporting peaceful, non-discriminatory, non-violent responses to the crisis
- Supporting justice and respect for human rights, locally and internationally, in all responses to the crisis.
Typical Engagement Opportunities
- Engagement with monthly Post-Carbon London discussion group. This group meets bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
- Represent Post-Carbon London at events
EnviroWestern is a student-run group that provides both action and advocacy for environmental issues important to students at Western. The group also provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved. EnviroWestern has many new and exciting initiatives that the Western community can take advantage of each year.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby works to create the political will for a stable climate by advocating a carbon pricing system.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) London is a local chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada. CCL promotes climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide. We focus in particular on lobbying for the carbon fee and dividend system. Our work includes lobbying MPs and MPPs, writing letters to the editor, and engaging with local media to spread our message.
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- Community Outreach & Advocacy
Volunteer tasks include writing letters and editorials, meeting with MPs and MPPs, and communicating with the local media.
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Peaceful Parks is a provincial grassroots citizen led group that is dedicated to preserving Ontario’s wild spaces through strong advocacy and creative public outreach.
Peaceful Parks aims to foster a greater respect for wildlife and their habitat by encouraging a more compassionate and sustainable perspective through education and dialogue.
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To provide immediate assistance through a safety network and offer supportive community education programs.
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- Increase community safety
- Strengthen community awareness through education and volunteerism
- Increase community partnerships
- Support and promote health and well-being through active transportation
The London Block Parent Program is excited to support a a Walking School Bus Program initiative to provide safe, environmentally friendly transportation to school. This program utilizes Block Parent volunteer(s) walking students to school.
- Block Parent Volunteers (Block Walkers) to walk students to school for the Walking School Bus Program
- Administration Assistants
- Workday Volunteers
- Community Outreach
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At Fanshawe College, we are committed to improving our impact on the environment by creating a more sustainable footprint.
We will reduce our waste and use natural resources and energy more efficiently. Adjusting our attitude and behaviour to consume and live with awareness, in consideration of the environment, is a vital part of what we do here at Fanshawe College. We support equity and equality across genders, race, culture, and generations in all things we do.
London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. (LDREC) provides Londoners with the opportunity to support the local community, to steward a more environmentally sustainable planet and through the purchase of preferred dividend shares, to be able to acquire a dividend-paying long term investment.
London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. (LDREC) is an Ontario renewable energy co-operative with share capital pooled from London area residents. It was incorporated in 2012. LDREC works to do the following:
- Provide a vehicle for identification of local investment opportunities for Londoners
- Intend to invest in local projects, and any returned dividends will go to local members
- The development and maintenance of the projects will create local employment
- Procurement of 20 year Feed In Tariff contracts provide stable long term revenue.
London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.
192 Dundas Street, 2nd Floor
London, ON N6A 1G7
The Council of Canadians fights for economic and social justice. Decades of market-based, corporate-friendly policies have stripped working people of their rights, undermined universal social security, and placed the demands of big business over the rights of people. We promote fair trade over free trade, just and sustainable jobs, public health care and water, energy and food security, and alternatives to corporate power, here in Canada and around the world.
Our goal is to expand our membership to work on more Social Justice issues.