Green Neighbours 21: Upcoming Green Events

Green Neighbours 21: Upcoming Green Events

Come and get to know your great, caring Green Neighbours 21 and what they are up to in regards to your green community!

Green Neighbours 21 of Ward 21 area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a grassroots, action-oriented group of people working together to discuss and respond to climate change and other environmental problems.

As an environmental group, Ward 21 residents of Green Neighbours 21 have been actively installing solar energy projects on their own roofs for years.

Here is an itinerary from Green Neighbours 21 about upcoming green events in Toronto.

1.  Green Neighbours 21 Events
2.  Other Events
3.  Tree Planting

1. Green Neighbours 21 Events

a) Monday, March 21, 7:00-9:00 pm

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES — FOUR PROMISING IDEAS

Come and learn about four exciting new pathways to greener and more resilient communities:

  1. Transition Villages in Vancouver
  2. Project Neutral (aims to enable a Toronto neighbourhood to become the first urban carbon neutral community in Canada)
  3. Rethinking water in Toronto
  4. Barn raising” teams for home energy efficiency

Location: St Michael and All Angels Church
(southeast corner of St. Clair Avenue West and Wychwood Avenue enter off Wychwood Avenue, through wooden gate, top floor)

b)  Follow-up to The Economics of Happiness

At the Green Neighbours 21 meeting on Feb. 28th, we viewed the film “The Economics of Happiness.” Here are a couple of websites for people who would like to learn more:

http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/get-active-what-we-can-do
Very useful set of links and resources, including instructions and curriculum for a “Roots of Change” study circle, which goes much more deeply into issues raised in the film.

http://www.ecoshock.org/
This site bills itself as “the Net’s largest green audio downloads site”.

Contact Info:

Green Neighbours 21
greenneighbours@yahoo.ca>

2. Other Events

a)  Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

TRANSILIENCE: ADAPTING URBAN LIVING FOR A CHANGING FUTURE

Location: University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Building – Faculty of Pharmacy, Room 850, 144 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A panel and participatory workshop.
For more information and to register: http://designwithdialogue.com/

b)  Saturday, March 26, 8:30 pm

EARTH HOUR
http://wwf.ca/earthhour/

c)  Sunday, April 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

URBAN FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Location: Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard – just across from Eglinton West Subway station in Toronto

Email Lynn at growingforgreen@gmail.com and send a cheque for $25.00, payable to Growing for Green, 107 Everden Road, Toronto, ON, M6C 3K7.

Growing for Green is a voluntary eco-gardening group based in Toronto’s Ward 21 which is responsible for the planting and maintenance of Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard.  For more details go to http://communityorchard.ca/orchard-event/?event=11.

3.  Tree Planting

With spring fast approaching, LEAF – Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests –  is beginning to book consultations for its Backyard Tree Planting Program that offers native trees and shrubs to homeowners at a subsidized cost.

The service includes:

  • 30-minute site consultation with arborist
  • 5 to 8-foot tall native trees
  • between $150 to $200 per tree
  • full planting service

To book a consultation or to order shrubs visit www.yourleaf.org or call 416.413.9244.

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Happy Earth Hour!

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