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Lots of exciting things happening in February! 


TREA has begun working with a
team of Western University
students to build on 2019 TREA  programming.

TREA is contributing to Reimagine and London Youth Advisory Council's "replace the plastic straw" campaign, that has just recently launched with follow up to all of London's 75 Tim Horton franchises. We hope to see a change!
We have been monitoring Toronto Council’s call last summer to establish a policy to restrict the use of plastic straws as part of a broader effort to address single-use products/packaging and blue-box contamination. Public/stakeholder consultation took place last fall, but more action is to come in 2019. We can’t wait!
 
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity:
TREA is looking for volunteers now to plan our 28th Bicycle Festival June events.  TREA has been invited to find a TREA rep to help with ‘Friends of Victoria Park’ concerns around the intensity of the living area and the population growth expected with large high rises, as well as the garbage and the noise level. Please touch base if this sounds interesting to you.
Upcoming Community Events
Look for TREA at these two amazing upcoming community events that you won't want to miss!
Seedy Saturday is coming up on March 2, click here for more information
Western University's EnviroCon is coming up on March 22, click here for more information 
Don’t forget to sign up for TREA’s spring conservation workshops starting Thursday, February 21, 7-9pm, at Grosvenor Lodge, 1017 Western Road. Our first workshop will be‘Reducing the Water Needs for your Home’.  Please register now by emailing us at info@trea.ca, calling us at (519) 645-2845 or click here to visit our facebook workshop event page.
 
 

Some Things to Share:
The City is completing a business case to determine the feasibility of bringing a Bike Share program to London. Please give your input here.
February 7 is also the 7th annual International Winter Bike to Work Day. London Cycle Link and the Western Active Transportation Society encourage you to stop by for a free coffee at Ivey Park.  Also, join them at 8:30 am, for a short ride from Ivey Park-King to Colborne to Dufferin and back to the TVP, before heading to work.
If you missed earlier workshops, join Reimagine’s discussion on Zero Waste 101 coming up February 21, 6-8 pm. Sign up here!
Head to Guelph for the Local Food and Farmers’ 10th Annual Assembly: The State of the Local Food System gathering. It's a 2-day conference connecting local food advocates, farmers, and co-ops. Takes place February 26/27, $175. For details, click here 

Or, be a part of Landscape Ontario London chapter and OALA’s
3rd Annual Plant Symposium, February 8, at the Lamplighter Inn. Tickets are $30. For more information, click here 
 
PowerShift has asked TREA to share their youth climate ( ages 18-35) movement’s climate justice convergence coming up on February 14-18, in Ottawa to address the climate crisis. Visit here for some more details.
Some Good News:
The provincial government is removing Schedule 10 from Bill 66 which opened the door to “open-for-business” by-laws that would have overridden protections for water, natural heritage and farmland in municipalities across Ontario. Ontario citizens made their case and were heard. Review the Bill here.


Sincerely,
TREA Board

 
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