Empowerment

 

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Empowerment

Empowerment is individually accepting responsibility for the way we live and taking steps to do something about it. 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 from your own backyard.

Educational Opportunities

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.

Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.
London
(519) 452-4277

Toll-Free: 1-800-717-4412

Offers a variety of courses related to learning about and improving the environment.
https://www.fanshawec.ca
The Living Centre

5871 Bells Rd
London
(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.
www.thelivingcentre.com
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

www.tvdsb.on.ca
University of Western Ontario

London

1151 Western St.
(519) 661-2111

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

Government 2015 – 2018

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

Directory

Provincial Representatives
London-Fanshawe
E-Mail
Address
Phone
Teresa Armstrong tarmstrong-co@ndp.on.ca 155 Clarke Rd (519) 668-1104
London North Centre
     
Terence Devin Kernaghan terence.kernaghan@ontariondp.ca 1050 Kipps Lane, Unit 10 (519) 601-6673
London West
     
Peggy Sattler peggy.sattler@ontariondp.ca 4-312 Commissioners Rd W (519) 690-0777
Elgin-Mdlx-London
     
Jeff Yurek jeff.yurekco@pc.ola.org 750 Talbot St, St. Thomas (519) 631-0666
Federal Representatives
London North
E-Mail
Address
Phone
Peter Fragiskatos peter.fragiskatos@parl.gc.ca 546 King St Street (519) 663-9777
London West
     
Kate Young kate.young@parl.gc.ca 390 Commissioners Rd W Suite 200 (519) 473-5955
London Fanshawe
     
Irene Mathyssen mathyi@parl.gc.ca 1700-D Dundas St (519) 685-4745
Elgin-Mdlx-London
     
Karen Vecchio karen.vecchio@parl.gc.ca 203-750 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON
(519) 637-2255
Municipal Representatives
Mayor
E-Mail
Address
City Hall
Res.
Ed Holder mayor@london.ca City Hall
300 Dufferin Ave
(519) 661-2500  n/a
Councillor Ward 1
Michael van Holst mvanholst@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2498 x 4001 h: (519) 661-5095
Councillor Ward 2
Shawn Lewis slewis@london.ca  300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489   
Councillor Ward 3
Mohamed Salif msalih@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2498 x 4003 cell: (226) 926-7615
Councillor Ward 4
Jesse Helmer jhelmer@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4004 cell: (226)-926-9063
Councillor Ward 5
Maureen Cassidy mcassidy@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4005 cell: (226)-927-0283
Councillor Ward 6
Phil Squire psquire@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4006 cell: (226)-927-1835
Councillor Ward 7
Josh Morgan joshmorgan@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489 x 4007 cell: (226) 927-0395
Councillor Ward 8
Steve Lehman slehman@london.ca 300 Dufferin Avenue (519) 661-2489   
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   
Councillor Ward 11
Stephen Turner sturner@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x 4011 cell: (226)-927-0765
Councillor Ward 12
Elizabeth Peloza epeloza@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489   
Councillor Ward 13
Arielle Kayabaga akayabaga@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489 x  
Councillor Ward 14
Steve Hillie shillier@london.ca 300 Dufferin Ave (519) 661-2489   
Council Standing Committees:
 

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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.

Directory

Beyond Factory Farming
www.beyondfactoryfarming.org
Boys’ and Girls’ Club of London

184 Horton St
London
519-434-9114

http://www.bgclondon.ca/
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
http://www.csnn.ca
Canadian Wildlife Service (Env. Canada)
www.ec.gc.ca/nature/
Chamber of Commerce

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

www.londonchamber.com
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 AdvisoryCommittee

www.london.ca

Council for Canadians – London Chapter

Chapter 62, London

http://www.londoncouncilofcanadians.ca
Cross Cultural Learning Centre

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

Support for new Canadians.
www.lcclc.org
Environment Canada

Public Weather
(519) 675 -2901

 

www.weather.gc.ca

   
Friends of Meadowlily Woods

141 Meadowlily Rd. S, London, N6M 1C3

(519) 680-7488

www.meadowlilywoods.ca
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. 
https://www.healthunit.com/
Heritage London Foundation

101 Windermere Rd, London, N6G 2J4

(519) 432-7961

http://heritagelondonfoundation.ca/
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

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

www.kettlecreekconservation.on.ca
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.
http://www.thelivingcentre.com
Life Spin

866 Dundas Street
London
519-438-8676

Low income family empowerment and Sole-support parent information network.
www.lifespin.com
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.
www.londonpubliclibrary.ca
London Community Resource Centre

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

Community support services/programs to individuals and agencies.
www.lcrc.on.ca
Lung Association

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

www.lung.ca
McIlwraith Field Naturalists

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

www.naturelondon.com

info@naturelondon.ca

Middlesex-London Health Unit

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

www.healthunit.com
N’Amerind London Friendship Center

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

www.namerind.on.ca
Ontario Assoc. for Geography and Environmental Educators

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

(416) 538-1650

http://www.oagee.org/
Ontario Ministry – Natural Resources Aylmer District

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

1-800-667-1940
1-800-387-7011
www.ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of the Environment

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

www.ontario.ca
Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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

www.mto.gov.on.ca
Sitting Tree

944 Western Counties Rd
PO Box 25144 Station BRC London,
Ontario, Canada, N6C 6A9
(519) 681-7773

A full-time JK-8 school, that specializes in nature, and arts education. Also, other nature programs include summer camps and programs for homeschooled children
http://www.sittingtree.ca
   
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

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

thamesriver.on.ca
Western University Student’s Council

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

www.usc.uwo.ca
Western Ontario Fish and Game Protection Association

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

www.wofgpa.org

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Informational Sources Outside London

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation

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

www.best.bc.ca
Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention

1-800-667-9790.
100 Charlotte Street, Sarnia, N7T 4R2.

 
Canadian Council of the Ministers of the Environment

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

www.ccme.ca
Canadian Environmental Law Association

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

www.cela.ca
Canadian Environmental Network

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

www.rcen.ca
Canadian Organic Growers Inc.

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

www.cog.ca
Renewable Industries Canada

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

www.ricanada.org
Canadian Wildlife Federation

350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON K2M 2W1
1-800-563-WILD

www.cwf-fcf.org
Canadian Wind Energy Association

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

www.canwea.ca
   
Children’s Environmental Health Network

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

www.cehn.org
Clean Air Partnership

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

www.cleanairpartnership.org
Composting Council of Canada

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

www.compost.org
Conservation Council of Ontario

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

www.conserveontario.ca
Consumer Health Organization of Canada

250 Sheppard Ave E, North York, M2N 6M9

(416) 222-6517

www.consumerhealth.org/links/organic.html
CSA Climate Change, GHG Registries

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

www.csaregistries.ca
David Suzuki Foundation

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

www.davidsuzuki.org
Earth Day Canada

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

www.earthday.ca
Ecological Farmers of Ontario

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

www.efao.ca
   
   
Environment Canada – Climate Change
www.canada.ca
Greenpeace Canada

1800-320-7183
33 Cecil St, Toronto M5T 1N1

www.greenpeace.org
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

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

www.icleicanada.org
Natural Resources Canada

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

www.nrcan.gc.ca
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

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

www.natureconservancy.ca
Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada)

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

http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca
Ontario Environment Network

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

905-873-2592

www.oen.ca
Ontario Ministry of Energy

1-888-668-4636
900 Bay Street, 4th Fl., Hearst Block, Toronto M7A 2E1

www.energy.gov.on.ca
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change – Air Quality Index

135 St. Clair Avenue W, Toronto M4V 1P5
1-800-565-4923

www.airqualityontario.com
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

300 Water St, Peterborough, K9J 8M5
1-800-667-1940

www.ontario.ca
The Pembina Institute

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

www.pembina.org
Pollution Probe Foundation

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

www.pollutionprobe.org
Recycling Council of Ontario

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

www.rco.on.ca
Sierra Club of Canada

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

www.sierraclub.ca
   
Tree Canada Foundation

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

www.treecanada.ca
World Wildlife Fund Canada

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

www.wwf.ca
United States Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov

 

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 might as well 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 in an environmental group or involvement in a group effort to make changes. With some creative 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

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 manfacturers, 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

Glossary

Aerate to charge or mix with carbon dioxide or other gas

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

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, carcinogenecity, risk of explosion, emission of radiation and the potential to pollute underground or surface waters

Incandescent glowing with white heat and providing light

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

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

Sources ~ The Merrian-Webster Dictionary and local agencies
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