Late October News

Message from Western

This next week Western staff will will be maintaining sections of the Fram / Springett land – basically mowing and trimming. For more information, contact Brandon Watson at Western. His contact information is bwatso5@uwo.ca or by phone at 661-2111 x 88736

Medway Valley Environmentally Significant Area

The final draft of the revised Master Plan for our section of the Valley is expected to be out this week. An electronic version should be posted at: http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Pages/Conservation-Plans.aspx

Resilient Cities Conference: Preparing London for a Rapidly Changing Future

In the context of urban environments, resilience can be defined as the capacity of individuals, neighbourhoods, businesses, institutions, and cities as a whole to bounce back and even become stronger after acute events such as hurricanes or chronic stresses such as smog.

The Resilience Cities Conference will explore how London can build adaptive capacity to weather the “storms” of this new century by inviting cutting edge thinkers from our city and beyond. Participants will be challenged to consider the changes they can initiate in their personal and social spheres of influence. We hope that the conference will mark the beginning of a long journey for London as it transforms itself into one of the most resilient and sustainable cities in Canada.

Date: Saturday November 18, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Central Library, 251 Dundas St. London Ontario.
http://londonenvironment.net/resilient-cities-conference/

Neighbourhood Decision Making – Last Chance

Ideas are due by this Friday, October 27th. Ideas can be submitted at:
https://getinvolved.london.ca/NDM and go to the ‘Submit an Idea’ tab.

Also, students who are looking for volunteer hours can sign up to help out on the election day for this city initiative. At the web site above, click on the Volunteer tab for more information.

Waste Reduction Idea

Did you know the average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles each year, and 95 per cent of those clothes could be reused or recycled? Globally, textiles waste has increased dramatically due to the rise in clothing consumption and production.

For a list of all the places in London to shop savvy second hand goods see
http://londonenvironment.net/secondhand-savvy-in-london-ontario/?mc_cid=98988b49cd&mc_eid=52f609ec1c

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