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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Beyond agriculture, permaculture is a comprehensive design tool that can be used to better own communities, gardens, and lives. By mimicking nature to heal broken systems (both ecological and social) permaculture provides a variety of approaches for positive change. In this introductory weekend, Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture will walk participants through the basics of permaculture philosophy and design. 

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join Kevin Perry as he guides you through the process of building your very own birdhouse. You'll even get to take home your finished project! This is a hands-on, kid-friendly workshop for all ages and experience levels.  

Register in advance at or call us at 519-650-9336

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textile diversion, sustainable fashion, recycling, waste management
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

SPRING CLEANING usually involves disposal of unwanted textiles/clothes in the regular curbside garbage even though many of us first try to pass our good quality, previously enjoyed items on to others. For many communities, unwanted textiles can represent up to 5% of what ends up in their landfill. It's a municipal challenge for sure, especially for those progressive communities committed towards Zero Waste Strategies. Most jurisdictions in North America have been working on waste reduction and diversion for decades, but have neglected textile waste.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

On May 5th 2016, the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) will be hosting the 4th Annual Ontario Climate Change Symposium at the University of Guelph This event will showcase leading research and its application in Ontario, with a focus on discussing opportunities and challenges related to climate change in the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s agriculture and food sectors – including issues associated with adaptation, mitigation, and food security.

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The CCUEN Conference: for leaders and faculty to share ideas
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

The CCUEN conference is the best opportunity of the year for leaders and faculty of Canadian university and college environmental programs to meet and share ideas.  is year, educators from coast to coast will be gathering in Halifax to hear from their colleagues about new developments, challenges and opportunities in post-secondary environmental education.

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global health, peace, sustainability, equity, poverty, environment, education
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

PEGASUS, aims to advance awareness and knowledge on PEGASUS – PEace, Global HeAlth & SUStainability.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Can you tell a wild (native) bee from a honey bee?  Did you know there’s a difference?   Bumble bees, for example, are wild and are key pollinators for many native plants.  They are also more effective pollinators than honey bees for certain crops.

Despite their importance, wild bees face unprecedented threats and urban habitats are proving more and more important for their populations.  Join us to learn about the threats our wild bees are facing and the simple things you can do to help.   


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