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  • Trea`s New Board

    TREA is welcoming the spring with a new Board of Directors resulting from the March AGM. Peter Ferguson – President Jim McKinna – Treasurer Carter Eady – Secretary Members at large – Caleigh Campbell, Noah Stokes, Ava Thompson, Gosse van Oosten Planning will soon be underway to make 2021 a memorable year for TREA, now 35 years young.

    Posted at July 8, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Every Child Matters

    There is one important sharing this week, one that touches hearts and should add momentum on the need for truth and reconciliation between Canada and First Nations: news from BC about 215 children interred with no accountability for their passing and no marker for remembrance. We express our sympathy, and desire to see and take greater efforts on this and similar First Nation issues that must be acknowledged, and where Canada needs to create new pathways.

    Posted at July 8, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • 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 https://www.worldwaterday.org/

    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
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