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  • 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
  • Visit TREA Composting Demonstration Site and Shade Composting Inquiries

    TREA’s composting demonstration site and ground covers are looking good. Please invite those who are interested in viewing various options of each to drop by. We also have a pollinator garden, which is coming along. Often, we get inquiries about placing a composter in the shade. Successful composting can occur under a wide range of temperatures. While sun exposure can increase composting rates, it can also cause overheating that ...

    Posted at November 3, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Composting 101 Handout Updated

    During August, TREA reorganized and updated a past publication entitled Composting 101. Now available online and as a handout. Please share the publication found here.

    Posted at November 3, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • 2020 Earth Overshoot Day Delayed by 3 Weeks

    Once again, Earth Overshoot Day has passed as it happened on August 22, more than three weeks later than last year. It is presumed to be a direct result of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around the world, not the intentional change needed to achieve both ecological balance and people’s well-being through influential aspects of sustainability. Each year, Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity has used all the biological resources ...

    Posted at November 3, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Compost Day and June Bike Month Postponed

    Given the pandemic, Compost Day and June bike month events organized through Cycle Link were postponed. TREA's support of CAN-Bike London Continues. Trainings are starting this month from a waitlist of folks on 'Learn to Ride'. We also anticipate a CB2 course and a CB4 course this summer. Details are being finalized.

    Posted at October 30, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Kick-Off of TREA How-To Workshops Given COVID-19

    Our series of TREA how-to workshops postponed mid-March given the COVID-19 is now picking up, and we welcome you to join us either on-site or online for these sessions. On July 8th, we kicked off our first workshop in partnership with ReForest London's Signal Boost program on Compost 101 with Caitlyn Lyons from TREA.

    Posted at October 30, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • New Summer Staff, Zoom as Online Venue, and Pandemic Update as of June/July

    Over the month of June, we welcomed new summer staff and reorganized our workshop series and speakers, and developed an online venue, Zoom. Grosvenor Lodge, where TREA's office is located has not been accessible to us except for business matters given two essential workers also have offices and work in the building. As of July 3rd, the City advised we now have access again to the TREA office, where the student can work ...

    Posted at October 30, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • November 2019 Update

    We continue our Environment 101 workshops for newcomers and are planning more sessions for the new year. A section is online in Spanish, French and Arabic for community to reference, visit  https://www.trea.ca/introduction-to-environment-spanish/ The City Public Participation meeting on zoning by-law amendments to allow city-wide ‘farm gate’ sales on lands not zoned agriculture was postponed so City staff can also bring forward a zoning by-law amendment that permits ...

    Posted at November 6, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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