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Resilient Cities Conference

Resilient Cities Conference: Preparing London for a rapidly changing future

In the context of urban environments, resilience can be defined as the capacity of individuals, neighbourhoods, businesses, institutions, and cities as a whole to bounce back and even become stronger after acute events such as hurricanes or chronic stresses such as smog.

The Resilience 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 transforms itself into one of the most resilient and sustainable cities in Canada.

Sustainability Soiree

Attend LEN’s annual celebration and enjoy some live music, appetizers from Growing Chefs, an Environmental Pitch Night and other environmentalists’ company. Bring your friends and whoever you want to celebrate the environment with!

Enjoyable activities:

  • Environmental Pitch Night – London youth will be competing by answering the question: “What is the most effective way to get citizens caring about climate change and changing their habits?” in 10 x 90 second pitches. Prize winner will receive $150. Only youth (ages 9-30) can pitch their idea – we want to hear from the future generation!
  • Live music by the Jim MacDonald Show
  • Information and stories from the LEN members
  • Appetizers from Growing Chefs!
  • Silent auction
  • Cash bar featuring local beverages
  • Networking with other environmentalists

Green Drinks – August – Food Waste

Green Drinks is back in London and we are hosting our next event at the London Brewing Co-operative on Thursday August 10th from 6pm-9pm. The London Environmental Network is planning to host Green Drinks every 2 months for 2017 (Next event will be in October).

The feature speaker will be Paul van der Werf, current President of London-Ontario-based 2cg Inc. He has been involved in the business of waste prevention and diversion for the last 20 years. A recognized organic waste and composting expert he has in recent years delved into the business of recycling and sustainability planning. Paul is a writer, speaker, consultant, and PhD candidate working to reduce food waste. Paul will be speaking his work and the work being done on food waste in London.

We are actively working on organizing food for purchase the night of the event, stay tuned for updates!

Green Drinks is an organic, self-organising network of people interested in talking about environmentally related topics. Stay in the loop by checking the London Environmental Network’s website.