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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

London Fanshawe Horticultural Society – General Meeting

Gail O’Neil from Nature London will share ideas for attracting birds to your yard. What plants will attract birds? How do we benefit from sharing our yard with birds? The best of the season– please bring in a picture of your most successful garden plant or activity from this past year to share with members either on a bulletin board or send it in a digital format to be part of a video to be shared at the AGM. Email your favourite picture to londonfanshawehortsociety@gmail.com

Contact name: John McLeod

Introduction to Cedarcroft

**Nature London members ONLY**

A fall walk to introduce Nature London members to Cedarcroft.  A chance to help identify the fauna and flora and enjoy Cedarcroft at its best.  This hike requires sturdy footwear.  Walking poles would also be helpful.  Meet at Cedarcroft.  See map in The Cardinal for directions.  Call 519-657-9066 or 519-472-4911 if more information is needed.

Master Gardener Technical Update

London Middlesex Master Gardeners are hosting another Technical Update in October!

This event is open to all Master Gardeners. The full day session will qualify for 6 CEU’s. Space is limited to a maximum of 60 people. We will hold all spots for Master Gardeners until Sept 15th and will offer to the public after that.

Theme and Topics – We’re Going Native

  • Native plant guilds
  • Native trees
  • In the Zone – Carolinian Canada initiative

Date & Time – Sunday October 15, 2017  9 am – 4 pm

Address – London Civic Garden Complex 625 Springbank Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4T1

Price – Early bird registration by Sept 15th – $ 50 

– After September 15th – $60 

– Price includes morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and hot and cold beverages.

LCRC Bingo Night

Come out to support the London Community Resource Centre and other organizations across London!

Forest City Bingo Country (1106 Dearness Dr, London, ON)

3 volunteers needed to arrive at 5:00 pm
– Count paper to be sold
– Verify float is correct with manager
– Set up 3 floats
– Sell Bingo cards
2 Volunteers to arrive at 6:15 pm
– Shutter board volunteers
– Handle payout to participants
– 2 volunteers can leave at 8 pm
– 3 must be present until 10 pm
– Balance cash with paperwork and prepare deposit