The London Green Directory!

Air Quality | Waste | Food Water | Energy | Transportation | Ecowise Consuming | Empowerment| Biodiversity


Empowerment is individually accepting responsibility for the way we live and taking steps to make positive change. Local educational organizations, community groups and government resources listed here are among many available to help improve your knowledge and share it with others for positive action.

Make the world a better place starting from your own backyard.

Educational Opportunities

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.
(519) 452-4277

Toll-Free: 1-800-717-4412

Offers a variety of courses related to learning about and improving the environment.
The Living Centre

5871 Bells Rd
(519) 652-0230 or (519) 652-9109

Offering the highest quality, leading edge training in the fields of Health, Nutrition, Eco-Spirituality and Peace Consciousness.
Thames Valley District School Board

London Environmental Centre

Pond Mills Site

1095 Pond View Rd. Road South.

Wellington Site

696 Wellington Road.

(519) 452-8880




London District Catholic School Board 

5200 Wellington Road South 

(519) 663-2088












University of Western Ontario


1151 Western St.
(519) 661-2111

Offers a variety of courses related to learning about and improving the environment.


Understand the issues, learn what effect our lives have on the environment, then lessen the impact. Whether through part-time interest courses or career choices, demonstrate with action how to assume responsibility.





Provincial Representatives Directory (2022-2026)

Teresa Armstrong tarmstrong-co@ndp.on.ca 155 Clarke Rd (519) 668-1104 www.teresaarmstrong.com
London North Centre
Terence Devin Kernaghan terence.kernaghan@ontariondp.ca 400 York St., Unit 105 (519) 432-7339  
London West
Peggy Sattler peggy.sattler@ontariondp.ca 240 Commissioners Rd. W, Unit 101 (519) 657-3120 www.peggysattler.ca
Rob Flack Rob.Flack@pc.ola.org 750 Talbot St, St. Thomas (519) 631-5995  
Federal Representatives (2021-2025)
London North
Peter Fragiskatos peter.fragiskatos@parl.gc.ca 231 Hyman St. (519) 663-9777 peterfragiskatos.libparl.ca
London West
Arielle Kayabaga arielle.kayabaga@parl.gc.ca 390 Commissioners Rd W., Suite 200 (519) 473-5955 kateyoung.libparl.ca
London Fanshawe
Lindsay Mathyssen lindsay.mathyssen@ndp.ca
1700 Dundas St., Unit D
(519) 685-4745 lindsaymathyssen.ndp.ca
Karen Vecchio karen.vecchio@parl.gc.ca 215-750 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON
(519) 637-2255 www.kaernvecchiomp.ca

Municipal Representatives (2022)

If you have questions or want to promote new ideas – contact our local politicians at:
City Hall
300 Dufferin Avenue,
London Ont
N6B 1Z2
Website: www.london.ca
Email: webmaster@london.ca


City Hall
Josh Morgan mayor@london.ca City Hall
300 Dufferin Ave
(519) 661-2500 n/a
Councillor Ward 1
Hadleigh McAlister hmcalister@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2498 x 4001  
Councillor Ward 2
Shawn Lewis slewis@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4002  
Councillor Ward 3
Peter Cuddy pcuddy@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2498 x 4003  
Councillor Ward 4
Susan Stevenson sstevenson@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4004  
Councillor Ward 5
Jerry Pribil jpribil@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4005  
Councillor Ward 6
Sam Trosow strosow@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4006  
Councillor Ward 7
Corrine Rahman crahman@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4007  
Councillor Ward 8
Steve Lehman slehman@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4008  
Councillor Ward 9
Anna Hopkins ahopkins@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4009 cell: (226)-927-0439
Councillor Ward 10
Paul Van Meerbergen pvanmeerbergen@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4010  
Councillor Ward 11
Skylar Franke sfranke@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4011  
Councillor Ward 12
Elizabeth Peloza epeloza@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4012  
Councillor Ward 13
David Ferreira dferreira@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4013  
Councillor Ward 14
Steve Hillier shillier@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4014  

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Local Organizations and Agencies

The following organizations, service groups and government offices are located in London and area. They offer a wealth of information and various resources related to history, environment, health and energy conservation. Please contact them for further information and become actively involved.

Beyond Factory Farming
Boys’ and Girls’ Club of London

184 Horton St

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

747 Hyde Park Rd. #108, London,
Ontario, Canada, N6H 3S3
(519) 936-1610

Natural Nutrition Programs Teaching the Medicine of the future
Canadian Wildlife Service (Env. Canada)
Chamber of Commerce

244 Pall Mall, London, N6A 5P6
(519) 432 -7551

City Hall Environmental Advisory Committees

300 Dufferin Avenue, London, N6B 1Z2
(519) 661-4500

Advisory Committee on the Environment
Environmental and Ecological Planning Committee Trees and Forests
Transportation Advisory Committee
Trees and Forests Advisory Committee


Council for Canadians – London Chapter

Chapter 62, London

Cross Cultural Learning Centre

505 Dundas Street, London, N6B 1W4
(519) 432-1133

Support for new Canadians.
Environment Canada

Public Weather
(519) 675 -2901

Friends of Meadowlily Woods

141 Meadowlily Rd. S, London, N6M 1C3

(519) 680-7488

Grosvenor Lodge –London Regional Resource Centre for Heritage & the Environment

1017 Western Road, London, N6G 1G5
(519) 645-2845

Affiliate/Member groups include:
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario
Thames Region Ecological Association
Thames Valley Trail Association
Healthy Living

Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street London,
Ontario, Canada

(519) 663-5317

Devoted to educating Middlesex London on healthy body, mind, workplace etc.
Heritage London Foundation

101 Windermere Rd, London, N6G 2J4

(519) 432-7961

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

(519) 631 -1270
44015 Ferguson Line
RR8 St. Thomas, N5P 3TY

The Living Centre – Eco-spiritual Education Sanctuary

(519) 652-9109 or (519) 652-0230
5871 Bells Road, London, N6P 1P3
Ontario, Canada

Unifies earth education and healthy living. Provides workshops and classes around concepts of balance and ecology i.e. herbalism, nature walks, nutrition, healing, physical awareness and vitality, and more.
Life Spin

866 Dundas Street

Low income family empowerment and Sole-support parent information network.
London Central Public Library

251 Dundas St, London, N6A 6H9
(519) 661-4600

Contact Social Sciences desk for information, announcements, booklists, periodicals, directories, videos, pamphlets.
London Community Resource Centre

201 King St, London, N6A 1C9
(519) 432-1801

Community support services/programs to individuals and agencies.
London Environmental Network 

944 Western Counties Rd, London, ON        N6C 6A8

(226) 700-6945

The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects, educates and supports over 50 local organizations in building their capacity and a more sustainable future.


Lung Association

639 Southdale Rd. E, London, N5W 3Z6
(519) 453-9086

McIlwraith Field Naturalists

Of London Ontario Inc. Nature Line
(519) 457-4593






Middlesex-London Health Unit

50 King Street, London, N6A 5L7
(519) 663-5317

N’Amerind London Friendship Center

Donna Phillips – 260 Colborne Street
London, N6B 2S6
(519) 672-0131

Ontario Assoc. for Geography and Environmental Educators

10 Morrow Avenue, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2J1

(416) 538-1650

Ontario Ministry – Natural Resources Aylmer District

5th Flr N, 300 Water St, Peterborough, ON K9J 3C7

Ontario Ministry of the Environment

733 Exeter Rd, London, N6E 1L3
(519) 873-5000

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

659 Exeter Rd, London, N6E 1L3
(519) 873-4100
Drivers and vehicles (519) 873-4300

Reimagine Co

206 Piccadilly St, London, ON N6A 1S1

(519) 520-9155

They offer a zero waste lifestyle, products that replace single use plastic, a “refillery,” where people can refill various different products for the bathroom and the kitchen, workshops and community space.




Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

1424 Clarke Rd, London, N5V 5B9
(519) 451-2800

Western University Student’s Council

UCC Bldg., Room 340
Environmental Commissioner
(519) 661-3574

Western Ontario Fish and Game Protection Association

790 Southdale Rd E, London, N6E 1A8
(519) 681-2370


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Informational Sources Outside London


Better Environmentally Sound Transportation

(604) 669-2860
175 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W2

Canadian Council of the Ministers of the Environment

(204) 948-2090
123 Main Street Suite 360, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1A3

Canadian Environmental Law Association

(416) 960-2284
55 University Ave, Suite 1500, Toronto M5J 2H7

Canadian Environmental Network

(613) 728-9810
14 Manchester Ave, Ottawa K1Y 1Y9

Canadian Organic Growers Inc.

100 Gloucester St. Suite 410, Ottawa K2P 0A4
(613) 216-0741

Renewable Industries Canada

(613) 594-5528
55 Murray St, Suite 450, Ottawa, K1N 5M3

Canadian Wildlife Federation

350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON K2M 2W1

Canadian Renewable Energy Association

(613)-234-8716 or 1-800-922-6932
240 Bank Street Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2P 1X4

On July 1, 2020, CanWEA and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) united within the Canadian Renewable Energy Association to form one voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage in Canada.


Children’s Environmental Health Network

(202) 543-4033
110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 511, Washington, D.C. 20002

Clean Air Partnership

(416) 392-0254
75 Elizabeth St, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1P4

Composting Council of Canada

(416) 535-0240
16 Northumberland Street, Toronto M6H 1P7

Conservation Council of Ontario

(416) 533-1653
215 Spadina Ave #129, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

Consumer Health Organization of Canada

250 Sheppard Ave E, North York, M2N 6M9

(416) 222-6517

CSA Climate Change, GHG Registries

(416) 474-2339 or (800) 463-6727, x42339

David Suzuki Foundation

219-2211 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6K 4S2
(604) 732-4228

Earth Day Canada

276 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, M6R 2M2
(416) 599-1991

Ecological Farmers of Ontario

5420 Hwy 6 North, Guelph, N1H 6J2
(519) 822-8606 or 1-877-822-8606

Environment Canada – Climate Change






Greenpeace Canada

33 Cecil St, Toronto M5T 1N1

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

(647) 728-4308
204-401 Richmond St, Studio 204, Toronto, M5V 3A8

Natural Resources Canada

(613) 995-0947
580 Booth Street, Ottawa K1A 0E4

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

245 Eglinton Avenue E, Suite 410, Toronto, M4P 3J1
(416) 932-3202 or 1-800-465-0029

Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)

580 Booth Street, 18th Floor, Ottawa, L1A 0E4

Ontario Environment Network

P.O. Box 192, Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4T1


Ontario Ministry of Energy

900 Bay Street, 4th Fl., Hearst Block, Toronto M7A 2E1

Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change – Air Quality Index

135 St. Clair Avenue W, Toronto M4V 1P5

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

300 Water St, Peterborough, K9J 8M5

The Pembina Institute

219-19 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2H9
(403) 269-3344

Pollution Probe Foundation

150 Ferrand Drive, Suite 208, Toronto, M3C 3E5
(416) 926-1907 ext. 247

Recycling Council of Ontario

55 University Ave #1500, Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
(416) 657-2797

Sierra Club of Canada

PO Box 2007 STN B, Ottawa K1P 5W3
(613) 241-4611 or 1-888-810-4204

Tree Canada Foundation

470 Somerset St W, Ottawa, K1R 5J8
(613) 567-5545

World Wildlife Fund Canada

410 Adelaide St. W, Toronto M5V 1S8
(416) 489-8800 or 1-800-26-PANDA (72632)

United States Environmental Protection Agency

“Solutions will depend on the public’s will as much as technology; few industries or governments will spend their funds on pollution controls unless they are urged to do so by an aroused populace.” — Ron Reid

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Taking Action In Your Community

Everything we do makes a difference toward greening our planet or working against it. The change has to start somewhere, and it can start with you.

Knowing what the global, regional and local problems are allows you to become part of the solution. There are many issues we should be concerned about that affect our daily lives and quality of life – garbage, agricultural land, toxic chemicals, reliance on the automobile, energy waste and so on.

You can translate that knowledge into something as simple as a friendly tip for a neighbour, a vote at the ballot box, or a larger action, such as participation in a public debate, enrolment with an environmental group or involvement in a group effort to make changes. With some creative and simple ideas, you can turn problems into challenges and concerns into actions. For instance:

In your neighbourhood

Organize a community yard sale, household hazardous waste day deliveries

At school



Propose an environment committee, organize carpooling, organic gardens, paper recycling, air quality testing, installation of energy saving devices, pack garbageless lunches, promote anti-litter campaigns, request non-toxic paints and cleaners, invite speakers to give presentations to classes

At work

Help set up an energy reduction system, suggest positive technological changes, reduce paper usage, use a coffee mug, use alternative cleaners, organize lunch hour speakers, tree plantings on company property

At home

Using more energy efficient light bulbs and other ways to save electricity, composting and recycling, using reusable shopping bags, use cloth napkins instead of paper for cleaning, use active modes of transportation like walking or biking, buying local, buying second hand or recycled furniture and goods, opt out of unsolicited mail and pay bills online, and encourage those in your household to come up with fun ideas to become more eco-friendly. 

As a member of a service group

Organize an environmental awareness event or display, participate in tree plantings or garbage cleanups, give donations to worthwhile causes

As a member of a place of worship

Gather reusable clothes, appliances and furniture, collect donations for environmental causes and form an environmental action committee

As a voting community member

Write letters to your MP, MPP or City Councillor outlining environmental issues that concern you, support parties with strong environmental platforms, participate in public meetings regarding environmental issues, write manufacturers, lobby for more public transit and additional bike paths



As a member of an environmental organization

Research groups that interest you, compare different opinions, volunteer to help the groups of your choice in ways that best use your skills


Adaptation: adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects that moderation harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. Various types of adaptation can be distinguished, including anticipatory and reactive adaptation and autonomous and planned adaptation

Aerate: to charge or mix with carbon dioxide or other gas

Air quality index (AQI): is used to report current and forecasted air quality. It is used to tell you how clean or polluted your air is and what associated health effects may be a concern as AQI rises

Biodegradable: capable of being absorbed by the organic environment when thrown out or disposed of

Carbon dioxide: a gas which comes from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation making the highest contribution to the greenhouse effect

Carbon pricing: a cost, usually in the form of a tax, applied to carbon pollution/production to encourage producers to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas they emit into the atmosphere

Environment: external conditions which determine modifications in the development of organic life

Fluorescent: a glass tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent substance that emits light when acted upon by an electric current

Fossil Fuels: are derived from fossilized remains of animals and plants in the earth over millions of years ago – they can be found as coal, oil or gas which we use much faster than they replenish themselves – these fuels are then used as energy sources giving off carbon dioxide as they are burned

Greenhouse Effect: process which causes the Earth’s surface to be warmer than it otherwise would be in the absence of an atmosphere

Hazardous Waste: term used to describe waste which, due to its physical or chemical characteristics, can present hazards upon contact with the environment when thrown away including toxicity to organisms by ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption, carcinogens, risk of explosion, emission of radiation and the potential to pollute underground or surface waters

Incandescent: glowing with white heat and providing light

Mitigation: the process or result of making something less severe, dangerous, painful, harsh, or damaging

Organic: having either vegetable or animal life, derived from living organisms

Precautionary Principle: It absorbs notions of risk prevention, cost-effectiveness, ethical responsibilities toward maintaining the integrity of humans and natural systems and the fallibility of human understanding. The application of the precautionary principle or approach recognizes that the absence of full scientific certainty should not be used to postpone decisions where there is a risk of serious or irreversible harm

Resilience: the capacity of a system, community or society potentially exposed to hazards to adapt, by resisting or changing in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning and structure. This is determined by the degree to which the social system is capable of organizing itself to increase its capacity for learning from past disasters for better future protection and to improve risk reduction measures

Risk Management: decisions to accept exposure or to reduce vulnerabilities by either mitigating the risks or applying cost-effective controls 

Surface ozone: which is not the ozone layer but the ozone molecules that form in the lower atmosphere from reactions between nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons in the presence of strong sunlight causing photochemical smog

Urban Agriculture: (also known as urban farming or urban gardening) is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around urban areas and can also involve animal husbandry, aquaculture, agroforestry, urban beekeeping, and horticulture

Vulnerability: the degree to which a system is susceptible to, or unable to cope with, adverse effects of climate change including climate vulnerability and extremes. Vulnerability is a function of the character, magnitude and rate of climate variation to which a system is exposed, its sensitivity and its adaptive capacity

Sources ~ The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, IPCC and local agencies
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