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“Fall” into Green Events

September is one of those months that signifies a variety of change. September starts off a new season, the school year, everything pumpkin, and more importantly, great eco events. To help celebrate a new month, why don’t we look at a few upcoming green events from organizations such as Sierra Club Ontario and LEAF. Here are five events to help keep your September green.

  1. Tree Planting in Brampton, September 6th, 2014. Come out and participate in a day of tree planting with Sierra Club and Credit Valley Conservation in Brampton. This event will not only help increase tree cover in Brampton, but also help people engage with others in their community. The event is free and it runs from 9 AM – 12 noon. For more info about this event, click here. The event flyer that can be shared with friends and family can be found here.
  2. Ashbridge Estate Tree Tour, September 9th, 2014. The City of Toronto is opening up the Ashbridge Estate to allow residents to discover the trees planted by the Ashbridge’s family over the course of two centuries. On this two-acre oasis in the city’s east end, visitors can learn about conservation arboriculture techniques and learn this history about Emma Willow, a tree planted over a century ago. More information about this free event, including time and registration, can be found here.
  3. LEAF’s Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program, September 11th – 18th, 2014. The last arboricultural event is a multi-day course offered by LEAF for individuals who want to gain tree-related skills and knowledge. Each session allows participants to learn basic arboriculture training both indoors and outdoors, as well as group tree planting. The link for more information can be found here.
  4. CCO’s Shoreline Cleanup: Christie Pits Park, September 20th, 2014. One of the best ways to engage with your community is to get together with fellow neighbours and residents to participate in a community clean up. This event, running from 1:30 – 3:30 PM, rain or shine, can allow you to give back to your community while learning more about your neighbourhood and those around you. The official events page and registration can be found here.
  5. Green Energy Expo Canada 2014, September 24th – 26th, 2014. To round out our events list, here’s a great expo to learn more about how green energy and green tech is being integrated more and more into our lives. If you’ve ever been curious about different green energy options, such as wind or hydro, then this expo is for you. If you’re just curious about the environment and how different people interact with it, this expo is also for you. A few of the major themes being covered in this expo are: impact of clean energy on the environment, energy efficiency improvement, green buildings, energy education, and clean energy market and finance. For a full list of topics to be covered as well as the expo schedule, click here.

Remember, it is within all of our power to help improve our environment, and while this is a short list, hopefully, some of you may go out there and engage with your community or participate in learning more about your city’s environmental needs and history. For a fuller list of green events happening in September, Planet Friendly, has got you covered. A link to their annual events can be found here. Below is a great infographic on the benefits that can be found in volunteering. Let’s get out there and engage.volunteer

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