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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

ReForest London Neighbourhood Canvassing

Canvassers are volunteers that distribute promotional material for our programs across the city. Canvassers are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to pre-canvas the targeted neighbourhood 1-2 weeks before the event.

This position provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public.  All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

Responsibilities

  • Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
  • Canvass home owners in a specified area to offer them trees
  • Track addresses/area canvassed

Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours per shift during the Spring and Fall for Tree Blitzes
  • On an as needed basis during other seasons

Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
  • Comfortable interacting with home owners

Other Requirements

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to walk for 1-2 hours
  • Able to keep track of houses visited
  • Knowledge of tree species an asset but not required

East Pond Hike – Friends of the Coves

July 6th (good for beginners and families with children)
Where: Starts on Springbank Dr. (the little one) at the entrance west of
Brookdale Ave. We will walk to the Elmwood gateway and back.
When: Group will meet at 5:00 and will go to 6:00-6:30 depending on our pace.
Parking: There is parking on the south side of Springbank Dr. near the access
point and a couple spots at the end of Brookdale Ave.
Items you may want to bring:
– camera or smart phone for taking pictures and/or videos
– binoculars (especially for bird enthusiasts)
– bug spray in general or containing DEET
– water
– snacks (particularly if you have young children with you)

Maps of the Coves ESA boundary and Trails will be provided at no cost, and Tom Benner Coves Poster may be purchased for $10 at the hike for those who want one.

Hope to see you there!

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.
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

Free admission!
Everyone Welcome!

Donations welcome

Bring a friend!! Let’s network!

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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.