Tag Archives: Climate Change

Workshop on Passive Climate Change Mitigation

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
Common Room
587 Talbot St.

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

Free admission!
Everyone Welcome!

Donations welcome

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.

London Electric Vehicle Association


  • To promote and advocate the use of Electric vehicles for their use as a cleaner mode of transportation.
  • To support EV owners and enthusiasts and to educate all parties in the advantages of EV usage.

Organizational Objectives

  • To have regular meetings and attend special events to support this technology.
  • To also advocate to all levels of government as to the advantages of going electric.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Event Planning and Setup

Volunteer Coordinator

Bob Porter



Contact Us

London Electric Vehicle Association
50 Byron Ave. E
London, ON N6C 1C5


Post-Carbon London


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.

Organizational Objectives

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.
  • Research
  • Represent Post-Carbon London at events

Volunteer Coordinator

Shane ONeill

(519) 435-1527

Contact Us

Post-Carbon London
534 Princess Ave.
London, ON N6B 2B8

Post-Carbon London Meetups



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.

Volunteer Coordinator

Katherine Chien

(519) 702-2528

Contact Us

University Students’ Council
340 UCC Building
University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 3K7

(519) 702-2528

Citizens’ Climate Lobby London Group


Citizens’ Climate Lobby works to create the political will for a stable climate by advocating a carbon pricing system.

Organizational Objectives

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.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Community Outreach & Advocacy

Volunteer tasks include writing letters and editorials, meeting with MPs and MPPs, and communicating with the local media.

Volunteer Coordinator

Mary Blake Bonn

(226) 236-3637

Contact Us

Citizens’ Climate Lobby London
60 Rollscourt Place,
London ON N6G 1M2

(226) 236-3637

Peaceful Parks Coalition


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.

Organizational Objectives

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.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Community Outreach

Volunteer Coordinator

AnnaMaria Valastro

Tel.: (519) 434-6897

Contact Us

Peaceful Parks Coalition
P.O. Box 326, Station B
Toronto, ON  M5T 2W2

Tel.:  (877) 785-8636

London Block Parent Program (will be closing Dec. 2016)


To provide immediate assistance through a safety network and offer supportive community education programs.


To make London a safer place to live, work and play.


Safety, community and education

Organizational Objectives

  • Increase community safety
  • Strengthen community awareness through  education and volunteerism
  • Increase community partnerships
  • Support and promote health and well-being through active transportation

Volunteer Opportunities

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
  • Event Planning and Setup

Volunteer Coordinator

Peggy Houston

(519) 681-5855
Complete our online form

Contact Us

London Block Parent Program (LBPP)
652 Elizabeth St.
London, ON   N6A 4L9

(519) 661-5855

Sustainability at Fanshawe


At Fanshawe College, we are committed to improving our impact on the environment by creating a more sustainable footprint.

Organizational Objectives

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.

Volunteer Coordinator

Mary-Lee Townsend

(519) 452-4430 x 3934

Contact Us

Sustainability at Fanshawe
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.,
P.O. Box 7005,
London, ON  N5Y 5R6

(519) 452-4430

London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.


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.

Organizational Objectives

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.

Volunteer Coordinator

Gary Zavitz

(519) 666-0890

Contact Us

London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.
192 Dundas Street, 2nd Floor
London, ON  N6A 1G7

(519) 266‐6964

Council of Canadians London Chapter


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.

Organizational Objectives

Our goal is to expand our membership to work on more Social Justice issues.

Volunteer Coordinator

Robert Cory

(519) 601-2053

Contact Us

Council of Canadians London Chapter
389 Dundas St.
London, ON  N6B3l5

(519) 601-2053