Green Business Meetings, Every litter bit hurts, Neutral and Involved – GCNews #786

786: 4 September 2012 – Published by Green Communities Canada

DESK SPACE FOR RENT. Windfall Ecology Centre is seeking non-profit, community or charitable organizations to join its inspiring workplace hub. Within walking distance to Aurora Go bus/train station, minutes to HWY 404 and parking available onsite. $300/month.

GREEN BUSINESS. Durham Sustain Ability and Partners in Project Green present three green business events: Energy Savings Business Breakfast, 27 September; Energy Benchmarking & Recommissioning for Commercial Office, 16 October; and Energy Benchmarking & Recommissioning for Warehouses, 17 October:

SWAPPING FUNDRAISER. Greening Nipissing’s Swap ‘Till You Drop was popular and raised $827 … Article What I Did for Money: 10 Radical Ways Entrepreneurs Raised Cash offers some ideas on how to raise money : from the obvious like crowdfunding to the unusual like holding a yard sale in or near your store, and buying cereal in bulk, put it in boxes, and slapped each with your logo.

EVERY LITTER BIT HURTS. ACAP Cape Breton Trashformers youth brigades collected 1409 bags of litter this summer. See cute pictures of very young helpers at skateboard park.

LIVING WALL. In this video, Sydney Ribaux of Équiterre describes Maison de développement durable’s living wall of plants, one of the key elements of their ventilation system. Maison opened its door fall 2011.

NEUTRAL AND INVOLVED. See television segment about Peterborough Green-Up and Kawartha Heritage Conservancy’s Carbon Neutral Kawartha. Visit website, blog and Facebook page …  Recognize anyone in Peterborough Green-Up’s 2012 Oldies Reunion photo album?

POUNDING THE PERMABLE PAVEMENT. See REEP Green Solutions‘s photos of volunteers providing door-to-door information about RAIN in Kitchener-Waterloo.

NFL GREEN TEAMS. The 20th season of Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Team Program  wrapped up for another year. See Summer 2012 Green Team Slideshow.

WATERFRONT IMPROVEMENT. Cottage Life Environmental Grant offers up to $5000 for initiatives such as water-testing on lake, protecting wildlife habitat, etc.. Due 12 September.  

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition hosts Healthy Communities Symposium: Reflections and Possibilities in London, Ontario. 28-29 September.

RECYCLING BLUES. My Municipal Recycling Program Made Me Fat and Sick explores the evolution of the Blue Box in Ontario, and “how soft drink companies and other manufacturers may have used growing concern for the environment as a smokescreen to save money and win packaging freedom.”

SHOPPING SALVATION. The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

JOBS. Kawartha Heritage, Resource Development Coordinator. Peterborough,  due 6 September.

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