• Spiritual Ecology: How Following Your Allurements will Transform Your Life & the World

    Event Date: November 22, 2014

    Nov 22 & 23, at The Living Centre The good work of activism and change is happening world-wide now. We know that change must happen and we can no longer wait for politicians or anyone else to bring that change. We are it. Yet, in our busy lives it can seem difficult, even impossible to participate in 'change making' without getting burned out. In this workshop we will explore the question: How can the spiritual ...

  • Seedy Saturday

    Event Date: March 07, 2015

    Seedy Saturday is March 7, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. The expected attendance is 400 to 500 home gardeners interested in edible and ornamental plants, seeds, and environmentally responsible growing practices. For more information, please click here;

  • Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy

    Event Date: December 06, 2014

    Dec 6 & 7 at The Living Centre This workshop is designed to help us in this time of planetary emergency and the resulting overwhelm and despair that many of us feel. Join us for a weekend of dialogue and experiential exercises based on The Work that Reconnects, the teachings and practices first developed by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and colleagues in 1978. The goals of this work are to: Provide experiences and methods that awaken ...

  • Handmade for the Holidays

    Event Date: November 15, 2014

    London Wardolf School invites you to their first annual holiday shopping event! Saturday November 15, 12pm-8pm Unique crafts & gifts Local artists School store Free admission & door prizes Café & baked goods

  • Winter Cycling Workshop

    Event Date: November 24, 2014

    Purple Bikes is pleased to offer its first winter-riding workshop. The workshop will teach you how to modify your bike, dress appropriately, and bike safely on even the harshest of London winter days. Stop waiting for the bus in the cold and having to dig your car out of snowbanks and take in some fresh wintery air! Where: University Community Centre, Room 149, London, Ontario When: Monday, November 24 @ 7:00pm

  • Permaculture Design Presentations

    Event Date: November 29, 2014

    Saturday the 29th of November 1pm-5pm The Living Centre invites our community to this free presentation offered by our newly certified 2014 Four-Season Permaculture Design students. Each Permaculture Design team will present a project based on what they have learned over the past year. The projects will include: natural building ideas, water catchment and sustainable resource use, forest garden landscape design, energy and economic systems of the future, and social Permaculture. The ecological designs are to ...

  • Deadline for Students to Participate in the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge

    Event Date: November 21, 2014

    November 21 is the deadline for Canadian students from kindergarten to post-secondary to submit their recycled wireless devices and accessories. Students can win $500 for their school to use for green initiatives. As a participation prize, eligible schools will also receive $1 for every phone they collect and recycle through Recycle my cell. Registration is open at 

  • Making London Pollinator Friendly

    Event Date: November 24, 2014

    Pollinators face many challenges in our urban and agricultural-dominated landscapes including habitat loss, loss of food sources, disease and pesticides, with many of these factors acting in concert. Recent studies have shown that several pollinator populations including those of wild and honey bees have drastically declined. The City of London has been very supportive of pollinators but more can be done. What are the issues and what are ...

  • Doing Science in the Dark: the challenges of Climate-like science

    Event Date: October 29, 2014

    Doing Science in the Dark: the challenges of Climate-like science Leonard Smith (London School of Economics) Climate prediction and weather prediction are very different: due to constant refinements and new techniques, the life time of a climate model is much less than the forecast we ask it to make, whereas the same weather model can be used to forecast tomorrow's weather, day after day, for months if not years -- allowing us to learn from our mistakes. ...

  • Fall 2014 Series Climate Change: The Philosophical Issues

    Event Date: October 22, 2014

    Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice Roman Frigg (London School of Economics) Should we take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now, or should we continue our current practices and leave it to future generations to adapt to the effects of climate change? Opinions on this issue are divided. In this lecture I explain the terms of the debate in plain English (no knowledge of either climate science or economics is presupposed), and defend what I ...