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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:30am
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.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:00am
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!
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:30am
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!
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:30am
Project Neutral's award-winning carbon calculator gives you the tools to understand your climate impact and what you can do about it.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:00am
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.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:00am
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.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Energy savings of 10% to 70% can be achieved in homes with conventional energy efficiency upgrades. Homeowners can also achieve deep energy savings and ‘Net Zero’ with further retrofits.


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