Strengthening the Mill Pond Habitat Through Native Planting Around Town
Dorchester’s beloved Mill Pond depends on a Carolinian ecosystem that extends beyond property lines.
An upcoming virtual native planting Skills Lab on May 4th 7-8:30pm organized by the Mill Pond Committee and I Love Dorchester will provide Thames Centre tailored advice for native gardening: a timely spring activity for families stuck at home.
A quick introduction to recycling and how you can become a waste champion! Includes plenty of resources for future reading, a virtual recycling plant tour, and creative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle your waste.
In London the leading source of emissions is from heating our buildings. Both residential and commercial buildings predominantly rely on fossil fuels for heat, mainly natural gas. In order to achieve Canada’s and London’s net-zero target by 2050, everyone will need to switch their heat source to electric, air source heat pumps, geothermal, and/or passive solar design.
Waste - in particular, single-use plastic - is everywhere. It’s filling up our landfills, polluting our oceans, and harming wildlife and it can take several hundred years to break down. The good news is that much of the waste we generate can be avoided once we become aware of where it is coming from and, really, get creative to find ways to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot.
Composting is the natural breakdown of organic material (kitchen and yard materials) by micro-organisms (bacteria and fungi), insects and worms. The material produced, (compost) is a dark, crumbly, earthy smelling material that is great for your garden!
Resiliency is defined as being able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. As climate change creates more problems in our world and communities, it is more important than ever that neighbourhoods are able to respond quickly to difficult situations like floods, droughts, pandemics and other climate change induced issues.
Urban agriculture is the activity of growing food (whether that is vegetables, fruit, or livestock) in an urban area. We promise it isn't as difficult as it sounds! Growing your own food can be rewarding, fun for all-ages, and a great skill to learn. Check out the following resources (from beginner to expert) and get growing!
Carolinian Canada, WWF-Canada, local partners and 4,000+ volunteers are connecting to fast-track climate-smart, healthy landscapes for resilient communities. Register for an event near you to help Grow Canada’s Biggest Wildlife Garden to restore our future by 2030.
Join the Living Centre to find and gather wild and native plants - go from learning foraging basics to incorporating wild plants into your everyday life. The walks take place Friday evenings from April to September - aprox. 3h length, from 6:30pm until dark.
It's time to turn down the heat! Turn down the heat and go climate-smart by reducing our carbon footprint. This article gives you 9 easy actionable ways to begin your journey to a lighter carbon footprint.