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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

Growing a Green Future in Canada’s Deep South

AGM 2017: The Strategy Sessions
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Innovation Works, 201 King St., London, Ontario

All Welcome. Register Now.

Growing a green future is everybody’s business. These interactive sessions are for everyone who cares about healthy and climate-smart communities from Toronto to Windsor.

Members notice: Annual General Meeting with Elections

Networking Agenda

Help CCC to think strategically about their future actions and model as they consider implementation of the report “Ivey MBA Students and Carolinian Canada Coalition Collaboration: Strategy Assessment and Recommendations

Download the Report

10 am Carolinian Canada strategic plan session – Building a green hub for a new age

Noon Networking Lunch

1 pm Big Picture Collaborative sessions – Reversing a centuries-old trend of habitat loss

4 pm Annual General Meeting – Building a Sustainable Support Network for Healthy Ecosystems: Elections, Annual Report & more

Network Opportunities

  • Participate in Big Picture Collaborative
  • Renew your personal, professional and group memberships in Carolinian Canada
  • Sponsorship starting at $250
  • Submit a topic for 5 minute update – Bring a display – apply with registration for limited spots
  • Subsidies available for travel or registration as needed
  • Volunteer

Strategy Sessions

This is the Carolinian Zone – unique, wild and home to one quarter of Canadians. Join us in collaborating for a Big Picture 5-year strategy to grow healthy habitat for a green future for wildlife and people.

  • How green is your future? What is your vision of a sustainable future? How does climate change fit?
  • The Big Picture is greater than the sum of our actions. How do we know we are moving in the right direction, together?
  • Measure what matters. How do you measure success?
  • Great things are happening. How are you reversing habitat loss? How is local nature helping you get climate-smart? Who are your green people?
  • The Big Picture belongs to everyone. How would you like to be connected to the Big Picture?

Read the Strategic Plan

Our community includes conservation, community, First Nations, government, land, water, farm, health, business, cultural, urban and many other groups and individuals who care.

Connect to grow a healthy future in Canada’s deep south. Join the discussion. Share your story.

Registration

Strategy Sessions: $25 Members / $50 Non-Members / $60 after June 15 / $250+ Sponsor

includes lunch

Membership: $50 Individual / $75 Professional / $100 Friend / $250 Canopy Group / $1,000+ Super Canopy

Subsidies available for registration and travel – email admin@carolinian.org

Location

Innovation Works is in downtown London near King and Richmond St / bus and train stations

If driving, note that King St. is 1-way.  Paid parking lots are beside the building or across the street. (Street parking is 2 hours only.)

We will be gathering in the Solutions Lab and Commons on the main floor.

http://www.innovationworkslondon.ca/

London Bicycle EXPO

This event aims to engage people in cycling at any age, experience level and ability. There is simply something for everyone!

As the EXPO has its first debut, we are pleased to announce that the event will be hosted by London’s own – BOLER MOUNTAIN – Southwestern Ontario’s most dynamic destination for outdoor adventure.

Cycling is a fun and active way to enjoy the outdoors, travel to destinations and offers numerous health benefits as well.

What you can look forward to at the 2017 London Bicycle EXPO at Boler Mountain;

  • Cycling vendors, information booths
  • $5 Discounted all day trail pass
  • Guest speakers at 12 pm
  • Fun bike race for kids at 12:30 pm
  • Guided mountain bike trail rides at 1pm & 3pm
  • Live Music
  • Face painting
  • Mountain bike rentals available
  • Bike demos, maintenance
  • BBQ, patio for food and refreshments

Summer Student Event Coordinator @ Fresh Water Alliance

Summer Student, Summer Event Coordinator
London, ON
9 Weeks
5 days/week @37.5 hours/week
$14/hour

Anticipated start date of June 5th, 2017 *
*Accepting applications until the position is filled*

From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities,

Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good.

Our mission is to help Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. To tackle the complex environmental and social problems that we face in Canada today, Tides Canada provides strategy, expertise, and tools to ensure changemakers can get from vision to impact.

The Freshwater Alliance, a project on the Tides Canada shared platform, is a national initiative that builds, connects and supports freshwater constituencies across Canada. We work with environmental organizations, community groups, governments and businesses to strengthen citizen engagement and participation in the protection of our lakes and rivers.

Position Summary: Our Summer Event Coordinator (Summer Student) will be responsible for supporting the coordination of community events and/or town halls across the Lake Erie watershed. Events will celebrate the connection of our communities with our lakes, rivers and waterways and will be designed to increase public narratives, strengthen community engagement and raise awareness on water decisions affecting communities. Events will, where possible, leverage Canada’s 150­year celebrations emphasizing the current and historical importance of water to our communities, including First Nations and non-First Nations.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead in community outreach efforts in the London region for our LakeErieAlive.org initiative, including:
    • Attend a minimum of 3 local festivals and events
    • Support the organizing of local events and activities (ie. local town halls, film screenings etc).
    • Attend other regional events as needed (ie. Windsor, Chatham-Kent)
  • Support initiative communications, including:
    • Contribute a minimum of 4 blog posts
    • Contribute to monthly initiative eblasts
  • Facilitate the deepening of engagement for local volunteers, including:
    • Host a minimum of 2 volunteer engagement sessions
    • Coordinate outings to Lake Erie
    • Other volunteer engagement activities as defined by interest of local volunteers
  • Participate in regular team meetings.

Requirements:

This position is made possible with support from Canada Summer Jobs and only applicants who meet all of the following criteria will be considered:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in September;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • An understanding of, and enthusiasm for protecting the health of the region’s freshwater
  • Experience with community volunteerism, engagement and outreach activities
  • Ability to organize events and willingness to communicate with residents of London and area on issues of freshwater health
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including use of basic computer programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • A valid driver’s license and occasional access to use of an automobile is an asset but not required

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to raj@freshwateralliance.ca and include “London Summer Events Coordinator” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please help us understand why you’re the ideal candidate by addressing the following questions:

  1. Do you meet the Canada Summer Jobs requirements outlined above?
  2. What interests you most about this position?
  3. Briefly tell us how your skills and experiences are a good fit for this position.

For more information about the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Tides Canada, please visit:

www.freshwateralliance.ca / www.lakeeriealive.org

http://tidescanada.org/approach/shared-platform/

As Canadian Freshwater Alliance is on Tides Canada’s Shared Platform,

the selected candidate will be an employee of Tides Canada.

 

Tides Canada is strongly committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and

we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Tides Canada will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position, however,

only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or recruiters please.

We will accept applications until the position is filled. 

Seeking Steering Committee Members

 

What does the Steering Committee do?

The Steering Committee establishes and oversees policy and direction of the London Environmental Network, and it assists with the leadership, organizational development and sustainability of the Network.

Who makes up the LEN Steering Committee?

The London Environmental Network is made up of a combination of representatives of LEN organizations and the community at large. We aim to have a highly-skilled and knowledgeable leadership team that will both represent the membership of LEN and the diversity of our community to provide a strong foundation for the stability and growth of the network which exists to serve the environmental nonprofit sector in London.

What’s in it for you?

  • the opportunity to have an impact on building a healthy and sustainable city
  • the opportunity to use your strengths and skills to help cultivate a strong, cohesive and empowered non-profit environmental sector
  • the opportunity to gain project management, leadership, collaboration and program development skills
  • the opportunity to mentor and be mentored by community minded professionals and environmental leaders
  • the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the environmental issues that impact all of us locally, provincially, nationally and globally
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with a wide variety of dynamic concerned citizens
  • the opportunity to experience a sense of accomplishment, contribution and connection to the community
  • oh, and we like to have fun while we do all of these amazing things

Are you experienced and do you have the time?

We are seeking strong leaders with a broad range of strengths, skills and experience who are committed to the role of a strong, cohesive and environmental non-profit community in building a healthy and sustainable community.

The long-term goal is for LEN to become incorporated, and that the Steering Committee would transition into a Board of Directors. It’s an exciting time to get involved!

Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have experience and skills in:

  • Communications & Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Program growth and development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Employee/volunteer engagement
  • Networking and Collaboration

We believe diversity is valuable and strive to involve representatives that reflects our community.

LEN’s Role

Mission and Goals

Our Mission (What we do)

The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects over 35 local non-profits and community groups working with an environmental focus.

We work to build strong, resilient organizations so they can be more effective at creating positive environmental change over the long term. The London Environmental Network also acts as a doorway into the environmental non-profit sector so Londoners can more easily learn about environmental efforts in our city and how to get involved.

Our Vision (Why we do it)

We believe that by cultivating a strong, cohesive and empowered environmental non-profit community, we will engage more Londoners in growing a healthy, sustainable city.

Our Goals (How we do it)

  • Facilitate collaboration between environmental organizations
  • Provide training and shared resources to make groups stronger and more effective
  • Empower member organizations to communicate their stories better and become more effective at making change
  • Be a central source for Londoners to learn about environmental groups, events and activities
  • Recruit volunteers and supporters for member organizations

Major responsibilities:

  • Provide high level oversight to the implementation of the LEN strategic plan including monitoring of goals and approving adjustments when necessary
  • Ensure that Network is accountable to funding sources in terms of deliverables
    and reporting
  • Act as an ambassador of LEN communicating its purpose and successes to the community and identifying opportunities for partnerships and collaboration
  • Drive resources (funding, people, opportunities) toward the Network
  • Create and participate in ad hoc and sub-committees to address specific or ongoing Network
  • Engage in succession planning for the London Environmental N

Meetings:

  • Steering Committee meetings occur monthly (convenient dates determined as a group)
  • Ad hoc and sub-committees meet as needed for their work

Composition of Steering Committee:

  • Thames Talbot Land Trust Executive Director
  • ReForest London Executive Director
  • Director, Environmental Programs & Solid Waste, City of London
  • 4 representatives from LEN Member groups
  • 4 additional community members with appropriate experience and fit

Expectations:

Steering Committee members are expected to be active participants in the London Environmental Network’s governance, activities, and support, committing to a minimum of 4 hours a month. This can be demonstrated through the following:

  • Participating in at least 75% of the Steering Committee meetings each
  • Serving on at least one ad hoc or sub-committee of the Steering Committee.
  • Participating as a London Environmental Network representative in at least one public event per
  • Working collaboratively and respectfully with other Steering Committee
  • Communicating and promoting the London Environmental Network’s mission and Member organizations in the London community and public
  • Communicating and promoting to LEN Member organizations the value of membership both for individual groups and for the whole sector
  • Being alert to opportunities, funding and people that can benefit the London Environmental Network over the long term
  • Becoming familiar with the London Environmental Network’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.

Length of term: Steering Committee (SC) members serve 2-year terms, and may serve up to two consecutive 2-year terms. After a one-year break in service, former SC members become eligible to serve up to two additional 2-year terms.

Apply Online Now!

Application cut-off is June 5th 2017. New members will be presented to the public on June 14th 2017.

Trails Open October 1 & 2 – Westminster Ponds

 

The London Environmental Network is pleased to be hosting this year’s Trails Open event at Westminster Ponds. Trails Open is part of Doors Open, a province wide cultural event where people are invited into places they might not normally access. These include cultural ‘treasures’ of all descriptions. Trails Open is a part of London’s 15th annual Doors Open and Cultural Days October 1 & 2 and focuses on celebrating our natural heritage.

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority describes the area as follows. “At approximately 200 hectares, Westminster Ponds / Pond Mills Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) is the largest publicly-owned ESA in London. The ESA is significant for its size and for its great variety of natural habitats within the boundaries of a major urban centre. The site is also designated as a Provincially Significant Wetland.”

LEN member groups will be offering a variety of activities at Trails Open to introduce the citizens of London to this natural gem in our community. Activities include guided hikes, presentations on future conservation plans for Westminster Ponds, native species planting, and a tree depot (free trees!) and tree cycling event (giving native species a new home).  LEN is proud of the collaboration between the environmental groups in putting on a program that features a broad range of the area’s most features.

For the most up-to-date information on what Nature London, Thames Valley Trail Association, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, ReForest London, and Thames Talbot Land Trust have in store check the trails-open-2016-schedule.

Access to the activities at Westminster Ponds beginning at 10:30 a.m. each day is via Western Counties Road (off Commissioners Road east, across from LHSC).

This is a family friendly event. Due to the large number of visitors expected and to keep disturbance of the natural areas to a minimum we ask that dogs be left at home.