You're Invited: Windfall Ecology Centre's Summer Workshops

You're Invited: Windfall Ecology Centre's Summer Workshops

Windfall Ecology Centre offers the following workshops as well as info on job readiness and career development in the green economy:

 

“RAIN is a joint program of Green Communities Canada and its members.

RAIN motivates homeowners to take action in reducing non-point source pollution entering Ontario’s lakes and rivers via storm sewers.

If everyone does something small it will add up to a big effect and we might just feel more comfortable swimming at the beach and eating the fish we catch.

Windfall Ecology Centre is offering four FREE, hands-on summer workshops to help homeowners learn about what they can do to help with local stormwater management and protect Lake Simcoe!

Through diversion, control and creative use of rainwater, they can become examples for their neighbours.”

Homeowners are trained on the following three primary protection solutions that help save Lake Simcoe:

  • “¡RAIN! Slow the flow
    • Capture, storage and slow release of rainwater (cisterns/rainbarrels with soaker hoses)
    • Maintain and enhance the urban forest/canopy (tree planting)
  • ¡RAIN! Soak it up
    • Increase permeable surfaces (permeable paving, soaking pits, rain gardens)
    • Design natural areas to maximize infiltration (rain gardens, etc.)
  • ¡RAIN! Keep it clean
    • Avoid release of pollutants (pet waste, fuels, solvents, fertilizer, road salt)”

Please click here to learn more about RAIN’s protection solutions.

Register now to participate in the following FREE RAIN workshops to learn what you can do in your own yard to help protect Lake Simcoe and our watershed:

1. Design a Rain Garden: Presented by Pathways to Perennials
Wednesday August 10, 2011 – 7:00pm
Windfall Ecology Centre
93A Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON

2. Keep it Clean Car Wash
Saturday August 20, 2011 – 11:00am
Aurora Car Wash

3. Native Tree Planting: Presented by LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests)
Wednesday August 24, 2011 – 7:00pm
Windfall Ecology Centre
93A Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON

4. Build your own Rain Barrel
Wednesday August 31, 2011 – 7:00pm
Windfall Ecology Centre
93A Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON
*material fee applies

Please click here to contact Windfall Ecology Centre to register for the FREE RAIN workshops!

Solar Information Night

“Consider the benefits of generating green energy from a renewable source and selling it for a guaranteed price.

You can be part of Ontario’s growing green energy movement, make money and contribute to a cleaner environment.

If you are a homeowner, farmer or small business owner, you have the opportunity to develop a very small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts or less in size) on your property.

Under the microFIT Program, you will be paid a guaranteed price for all the electricity your project produces for at least 20 years.

When: Wednesday August 17th at 7:00pm

Where: Windfall Ecology Centre
93A Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON

Windfall Ecology Centre

Phone:
905.727.0491
Toronto: 416.465.6333
Toll Free: 1.866.280.4431
Fax: 905.727.0491

Email: info@windfallcentre.ca

Please click here to RSVP.

REpower Course Registration Now Open!

“REpower integrates and covers all the basics of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation into an applied program, prepares the participants for job readiness and career development in the green economy, and facilitates the placement of the successful participants in a range of possible alternatives.”

Please click here for REpower program and course information.

Enjoy!

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