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The busiest time of year for everyone always seems to be September. New beginnings for everyone!

TREA is moving forward this fall to finalize a new version of its Green Directory, a successful program TREA has offered for several years. More recently over the last 5 years, it stepped back as EcoLiving London established a commercial listing of retailers and advertising stream, but now that is not offered so the Green Directory is once again a community education source on businesses, info and contacts.

TREA is currently organizing its program for TREA’s London Bicycle Festival (LBF) next year. It looks good! We thank London Cycle Link as our first supporter for a LBF in 2018. We welcome TREA members' input and involvement. This year, the event shifted to that of an expo. TREA did not participate. We look forward to the continuation of the Festival and all other cycling celebration events for next June.

TREA has recently helped Grosvenor Lodge review and wrap-up its’ environmental and heritage library. Much of this material was from the 90’s. As we find info can now be researched via the internet or found at the London Public Library’s ‘London Room’, it’s time for new approaches in looking at history.

TREA is pleased to be a partner in the City’s Advisory Committee on the Environment and Agriculture Committee’s planning for a great ‘Resilient Cities’ conference, Nov 18, to be held at the main library. Other partners are the City, LEN and the London Public Library. Keep the date open! To learn more about the topic - visit http://www.100resilientcities.org/

TREA was in contact with the Hyland Cinema in July regarding the opportunity to have a display during the launch of the showing of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ which starts Sept 8. Al Gore has created a sequel that deserves your attention. If you have a chance, take this film in and take action.

We would like to share the following with you:

1. The London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy (LSNS) is evolving the Sparks program to a new concept dividing London into 5 districts. This program starts Sept 15, deadline being Oct 27 to submit new ideas and projects. $50,000 is available for each of these 5 districts. The selection process will be driven by community voting for preferred top 3 ideas in their respective districts. Vote Day is Nov 18.  Neighbourhood idea cafes coming up later in Sept. Watch for details soon at - https://www.london.ca/residents/neighbourhoods/Pages/London-Strengthening-Neighbourhoods-Strategy.aspx. Also have a read of the LSNS for 2017-2020 if you haven’t yet. 

2. Thinking of a cycling holiday next year – review this annual guide full of ideas, events, places to go and info to inspire you to explore more of Ontario By Bike – visit www.ontariobybike.ca                

3. Canada’s first-ever National Food Policy is moving forward. Read the discussion paper as this is an important issue for everyone interested in food security and affordable food topics. Visit https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/aafc-aac/documents/20170529-1_en.pdf.

Sincerely
TREA Board


 






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