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Enjoy July & August!

TREA continues to support events this summer with composting and waste reduction! With support from the TREA Board and many volunteers we have done composting and waste reduction at a variety of events. In June we were at Gathering on the Green, Boyle Centre picnic, and the International Walk. In July you may have seen us at Sunfest, Home County Music and Art Festival, and setup for the Pride Festival.

Let us know if you have an event coming up we can help with!

Friendly zero-waste tip
Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle, cutlery and containers so you can contribute personally to creating waste-free events in London.

Maybe you even went to Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll this month! We thank them for their invite to tour their waste-free program. Their work is an inspiration for London.

We would like to share the following with you

The City and Western University are conducting a survey to examine public opinions on bicycling and to better understand bicycling behaviour and attitudes. Take the survey here. Whether you bike, drive, walk or take transit, you can help our friend Rebecca Henderson with this project as part of her Doctoral dissertation, it takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and will provide valuable information to the City for future decisions about cycling in London!


Urban Ag Home Gardens Tour, Saturday, August 3, from 9am - 5pm-ish. Visit six gardens and gardeners across the city. Email wawanash@rogers.com for time and address of each stop. Carshare, pack a lunch, and come for all day or just part of this cross-city caravan.

Bike parking and security are major issues for cyclists in London (see recent CBC article), and the lack of secure bike parking is a deterrent to those considering cycling to their daily destination. Sign a petition initiated by cycling advocate Shelley Carr, asking the City to install bike lockers in every municipal lot. 

Toronto Council just authorized provision of bicycle parking infrastructure at school properties. Funding, mostly provided by a provincial commuter-cycling program, will be applied to the installation of bicycle parking at up to 300 Toronto schools. 

Greening London - The London Environmental Network, London Public Library and City of London are seeking input from the community to identify environmental topics that would be most interesting to learn about and discuss in London. Complete the brief survey to share your feedback.

Taking policy action

In June, TREA attended a Green New Deal London town hall meeting to learn more about this movement. You can learn more too by visiting the website.

Earth Overshoot Day was July 29th... the earliest ever, the date when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth's ecosystems can regenerate in that year. Many voices need to be heard to change this around. 

Sincerely
TREA Board

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