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Urban Roots London

Mission

Growing Fresh, Healthy, Connected Communities

Organizational Objectives

  • Urban Roots is a non-profit organization which focuses on two things: using vacant city spaces to produce food, and strengthening community connections.
  • We believe that the roots of our community and the roots of our food grow best when they grow together.
  • We are committed to organic growing practices and using local food waste for compost.

Volunteer Coordinator

Richie Bloomfield
Email Richie
226-378-8175


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ReHarvest Canada

Mission

To support food literacy programs and foster conversation about food by rescuing healthy food that would otherwise be wasted.

Organizational Objectives

Decrease Hunger

  • We aim to reduce hunger by diverting food that would otherwise be thrown out to local food education programs. These programs not only provide those in need with access to food, but they also teach people how to make the most of the food that they have.

Reduce Food Waste

  • Around the world, nearly a third of all food produced is wasted; it costs Canadians $31 billion a year. Global food production requires immense resources and generates a third of human-made greenhouse gas emissions. Decreasing the amount of wasted edible food can make a huge environmental impact.

Create Conversations

  • Despite the immediate impact of the work we do, we understand that food rescue alone will not end hunger or solve food waste. We hope that by raising awareness about food issues on our blog and other media, we can reduce the amount of food wasted at all points within the food system while promoting food justice.

Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Community Outreach
  • Workday Volunteers
  • Volunteers with cars who can pick up food and deliver it

Volunteer Coordinator

Olivia
Email Olivia


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ReHarvest Canada
Email ReHarvest Canada
Website
ReHarvest Canada on Twitter
Instagram – reharvestcanada

EnviroWestern

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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

Kevin


Contact Us

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

(519) 702-2528
westernusc.ca/envirowestern

Sustainability at Fanshawe

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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
fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-information/sustainability

Thames Region Ecological Association

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To increase the level of awareness of, and participation in sustainable efforts happening today in Thames Region.

Organizational Objectives

Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) designs ecologically-responsible programs and events which encourage awareness of environmental issues and citizen participation that contributes to the overall heath and connection of our shared community.


Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Bike festival volunteers
  • Greening initiatives & events

Volunteer Coordinator

Diane Szoller
Email Diane


Contact Us

Thames Region Ecological Association
1017 Western Road
London, ON  N6G 1G5

trea.ca