• Compost Awareness Week

    May 2-8 is International Compost Awareness Week. The Composting Council of Canada reminds us the benefits of composting include that: Composting Reduces Waste & Helps the Environment - The more kitchen and yard waste we compost, the less waste goes into our landfills. Keeping organic waste out of landfills reduces the production of methane, which is a greenhouse gas 30 times as potent as carbon dioxide. Using Compost Improves Soil & Plant Health - The application of quality compost ...

    Posted at May 5, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • World Water Day

    World Water Day is coming up March 22 and the UN World Water Development Report 2021 on 'Valuing Water' will be launched that day. Take action on the very real water inequities in our own backyard – from rural communities without protected drinking water sources to First Nations communities struggling with reliable access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water. Visit

    Posted at April 5, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Taking Personal Policy Action

    The federal government is developing a Canada Water Agency. Check out their discussion paper ‘Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency' Give feedback by March 1, 2021 on how to maximize the benefits from these investments and respond to the highest priorities toward future freshwater challenges for Canada in their survey.

    Posted at February 16, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy

    The City is implementing an Area Speed Limits program lowering speed limits on roads with high levels of pedestrian and cycling activity. Visit their website to see what roads are being worked on during the first phase. Neighbourhood streets involved will have speed limit reduction to 40 km an hour. This is part of their Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy. The City has already reduced speeds on Dundas Place (Ridout to Wellington) now 30 km ...

    Posted at February 16, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • What is Green Bin?

    It is expected that a curbside Green Bin program for London will begin in the fall of 2022. Food waste represents about 60% of Green Bin materials and about two thirds of this is avoidable food waste. ‘Avoidable’ means the food could have been eaten. Consider what steps could be taken in your household to reduce avoidable food waste. Mention of the60% Waste Diversion Action Plan

    Posted at January 30, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Guelph Organic Conference

    This year the Guelph Organic Conference, Jan 26-30 will have free registration for 5 online workshops. A special themed speaker on Saturday the 30th - Gary Zimmer of Wisconsin, will give a lively organic cropping session. Click here for more information.

    Posted at January 19, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Green in the City

    LEN"S Green in the City series mentioned in our October newsletter in now archived for you to re-visit on Youtube. topics include food waste, sustainable transportation, urban agriculture, responsible consumption and production, and a green economic recovery.

    Posted at January 19, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Policy Action on The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act 2015

    Presently, less than 7% of Ontario’s waste is recycled through the Blue Box, and the province sends over 8 million tonnes (70%) of trash to landfills and incinerators every year. Ontario is now drafting a regulation to address packaging, paper, and packaging-like product waste and reform of the Blue Box. This regulation is an opportunity to enable a low-carbon and toxic-free circular economy in Ontario under the Resource Recovery and ...

    Posted at November 4, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Waste Reduction Week, Single-Use Plastic Ban, and Reimagine Co Crowdfunding Campaign

    The timing of Waste Reduction Week (October 19-25) this year seems particularly apt given the federal government’s recent announcement regarding the banning of certain single-use plastics. Also, given the recent success of Reimagine Co’s crowdfunding campaign in London, which concluded on October 15, having raised $88,135 from 865 donors towards the opening of a package-free grocery store in downtown London. For more information on Waste Reduction Week, visit here.

    Posted at November 4, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • CAN-Bike Program with Westminster High School

    TREA has been helping CAN-Bike London this month with a Can-Bike program with Westminster High School students. Cycling has been part of their keep active agenda, and safety was an essential foundation for all classes underway this fall. Many thanks go to Big Bike Giveaway for donating bikes for this program. Also, local businesses have been supportive in donating helmets and provide donations to purchase bike tools.

    Posted at November 4, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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