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Nov 22 and 23 - Potters Guild Show and Sale
Nov. 22 - Not Just a Book Sale
Nov 24 - Plight of the Pollinators: moving London toward being a pollinator sanctuary
Nov. 27/14 - Ecological Hoofprint ... presentation and book signing
Dec 7 & 8 - Active Hope, 2 day workshop
December 9/14 - Public Consultation on Ontario Pollinator Health Strategy
January 13/15 Urban Deer - co-existing
January 20/15 Monarchs in Peril
January 27/15 Restoring Nature
February 2015 - 3 more Nature in the City talks
March 15/15 Pollination Symposium in Guelph



 

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London Potters Guild Annual Sale

Saturday, November 22 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

and Sunday, November 23 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

held at the Thames Valley Board of Education Centre , 1250 Dundas Street near Highbury ... free parking, and entry around the back

Wonderful stuff! Many artists represented.

Note: this sale is too big for the London Potters Guild's workshop in their beautifully restored heritage building - The Clay Arts Centre - at 664 Dundas Street, but the building and workshop are wonderful to see when you have the chance.

The Clay Art Centre has open hours (drop-in days), classes, and information about various artists, which you can find out about at the London Potters Guild website: http://www.londonpottersguild.org/ or by emailing lpginfo@londonpottersguild.org or phone (519) 434-1664

Not Just a Book Sale ... at Brescia

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brescia College, 1285 Western Road - free parking!

Books of course!  Booths with local artisans selling jewellery, knitwear, candles, cards, crochet, photography, stained glass, and more!  A farmers market too!!  With live music provided by harpist Jennifer White. Full list here: http://www.brescia.uwo.ca/thecircle/events/booksale.html)

The sale supports activities at The Circle, women's centre for spirituality, activisim and the earth, at Brescia University College.
The Circle: http://brescia.uwo.ca/thecircle/ or phone 432-8353 ext. 28288
Email: circle@uwo.ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCircleWC ... or follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/thecirclewc

Plight of the Pollinators: Moving Toward London as a Pollinator Sanctuary

Monday, November 24, 7:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street, London

Pollinators face many challenges in our urban and agricultural-dominated landscapes, including habitat loss, loss of food sources, disease and pesticides, with many of these factors acting in concert. Recent studies have shown that several pollinator populations including those of wild and honey bees have drastically declined. the City of London has been very supportive of pollinators but more can be done.

What are the issues and what are practicals steps we can take as citizens of London to help the plight of pollinators? World renowned bee expert, Dr. Laurence Packer, will share with us his insights on wild bees and will be joined by an expert panel to discuss conservation and restoration strategies in the city. This forum is organized the the City's Advisory Committee on the Environment, London Public Library and concerned community members.

Dr. Brian Bransfireun, moderator
Laurence Packer, author of Keeping the Bees ,  professor of Biology at York University, specialist in wild bees
http://www.yorku.ca/bugsrus/
Linda McDougall, City of London ecologist planner
Bryan Gilvesy, YU Ranch
Chris Hiemstra, Clovermead Apiaries
Maureen Temme, Community Gardens London

For more information please contact the City's Advisory Committee on Environment - 519-661-2500, ext. 5417, committee secretary, J. Martin.

CGL webkeeper's notes: Many advisory committees contribute their members' expertise and concerns to the Municipality of London. The Advisory Committee on Environment is mandated to give input on a wide range of environment-related topics, give advice, and make recommendations to the Planning and Environment standing committee for London, Ontario. All members of the advisory committee are volunteers, some with particular expertise in areas designated by the ACE terms of reference. City staff work closely with ACE. ACE is one of the City's most active advisory committees.

The London Public Library is possibly the greatest asset we Londoner's have. Its breadth of programs in all areas, its staff members' abilities in helping Londoners find information about everything, its openness to working with community groups on programs ... it's second to none!!

** Keeping the Bees: why all bees are at risk and what we can do to save them. Available in the London Public Library, 595.799 Pac.

What is our Ecological Hoofprint? Presentation and Meet the Author

Thursday Nov 27 at 7pm. -  9pm.
Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London.

The book Ecological Hoofprint is a rigorous and eye-opening explanation of how industrial livestock production is driving the exploding global consumption of meat, and how this is a major force in many serious environmental problems, contributes to worsening human inequality, and constitutes a profound but invisible aspect of the violence of everyday life. 

Author Tony Weis will be discussing our "ecological hoofprint" and answer audience questions.  His books will be available for sale after the talk, and to be signed.  Weis is a professor of Geography, specializing in the implications of industrial farming and systems, at Western University.  His previous book is Global Food Economy: the battle for the future of farming, and he has many publications in the subject.  Prof. Weis' website is http://geography.uwo.ca/faculty/weis/tweis_publications.htm

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy

days - Dec 6 & 7
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd. London

This workshop is designed to help us in this time of planetary emergency and the resulting overwhelm and despair that many of us feel. Join us for a weekend of dialogue and experiential exercises based on The Work that Reconnects, the teachings and practices first developed by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and colleagues in 1978.

The goals of this work are to:
* Provide experiences and methods that awaken the truth of our interconnectedness  
* Reframe and experience our pain for our present global condition in ways that empower us to take part in its healing
* Realize that we are fully capable of meeting the challenging before us in generative and joyful ways
* Bring people into mutual support and collaboration in working for the world

The weekend involves a journey around a spiral of four successive stages - Coming from Gratitude, Honouring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth.
 
Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera, Co-director of The Living Centre and founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, invite you into a journey of renewal, insight and hope as she shares with you processes and philosophies that inspire the shifts in consciousness needed to usher in a 'new human'. One that consciously and compassionately co-creates with the living systems of Earth to create a truly vibrant and vital Earth Community. 

This is a fee event: $225.00 plus tax. FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

The Living Centre, eco-spiritual centre: www.thelivingcentre.com
519-652-9109 or 519-652-0230 registration:

Public Consultation - Ontario Pollinator Health Strategy

Public Consultation - Ontario Pollinator Health

Check this site: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/pollinator/meeting-reg.htm

From here there are links to Ontario's new Pollinator Health paper and information about the Public Consultation sessions. Register through that site for the session in London, Ontario (or another of the locales).

Tuesday, December 9, 2014,  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Road, London, ON

Pollinator Health: A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario session in London. the paper is here:   http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/pollinator/discuss-paper.pdf

URBAN DEER: Co-existing with Bambi

Tuesday, January 13, 2015            7:00–8:30 pm NOTE EARLIER START TIME
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London

For thousands of years White-tailed Deer numbers have been influenced by human activities on the landscape.  Kyle Stanley of the Ministry of Natural Resources describes how deer make a living and presents strategies for minimizing negative impacts on human neighbours and local ecosystems. 

NATURE IN THE CITY 2015      ** Celebrating the tenth season of the series! **
A six-part series of illustrated talks on nature within the City of London
This year’s series is built around four goals: 
1)  introduce Londoners to the marvels of nature around us;
2)  celebrate the adaptability and resilience of local species and ecosystems;
3)  highlight the plight of native species and habitats that are being devastated due to human endeavours;
4)  inspire ordinary people to take action to create a healthier natural world in London and beyond.

Series is co-sponsored by Nature London (www.naturelondon.ca) and London Public Library (www.londonpubliclibrary.ca)

MONARCHS IN PERIL: Why Are They Disappearing?

Tuesday, January 20, 27  7:00–8:30 pm NOTE EARLIER START TIME
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London

These are troubling times for the king of butterflies.  Citizen scientist and Monarch tagger Bruce Parker presents the species’ life story, tracing its wondrous migratory journeys to and from its wintering hide-away.  He also probes the causes of current plummeting populations and suggests how we can help. 

NATURE IN THE CITY 2015       ** Celebrating the tenth season of the series!**
A six-part series of illustrated talks on nature within the City of London
This year’s series is built around four goals: 
1)  introduce Londoners to the marvels of nature around us;
2)  celebrate the adaptability and resilience of local species and ecosystems;
3)  highlight the plight of native species and habitats that are being devastated due to human endeavours;
4)  inspire ordinary people to take action to create a healthier natural world in London and beyond.

Series is co-sponsored by Nature London (www.naturelondon.ca) and London Public Library (www.londonpubliclibrary.ca)

RESTORING NATURE: A Helping Hand for Beleaguered Ecosystem

Tuesday, January 27, 2015            7:00–8:30 pm NOTE EARLIER START TIME
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London

Land clearance, drainage and infrastructure have decimated once-wild spaces.  Now, at selected sites, plantings of native species are enhancing and connecting the best of fragmented habitats.  Mhairi McFarlane of the Nature Conservancy of Canada highlights regional initiatives in restoration ecology.

NATURE IN THE CITY 2015       ** Celebrating the tenth season of the series!**
A six-part series of illustrated talks on nature within the City of London
This year’s series is built around four goals: 
1)  introduce Londoners to the marvels of nature around us;
2)  celebrate the adaptability and resilience of local species and ecosystems;
3)  highlight the plight of native species and habitats that are being devastated due to human endeavours;
4)  inspire ordinary people to take action to create a healthier natural world in London and beyond.

Series is co-sponsored by Nature London (www.naturelondon.ca) and London Public Library (www.londonpubliclibrary.ca)

Nature in the City - 3 more Tuesdays in February!

February 3rd   Winterized insects: lessons in coping with the cold. Speaker: Brent Sinclair
February 10th   Celebration of bats: the current news. Speaker: Brock Fenton
February 17th   Medway Valley Heritage Forest: a special Environmentally Significant Area. Speaker: Greg Thorn      
              

POLLINATION SYMPOSIUM

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Guelph

details to be announced early in 2015 ... last year there was a huge line up of speakers and events

Pollination Guelph is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Pollination "dedicated to the conservation and development of pollinator habitat for current and future generations. We promote awareness and understanding of the role of pollinators in achieving local and global environmental sustainability goals and showcase pollinator projects that are a model for citizens and communities throughout Canada and internationally."

http://www.pollinationguelph.ca

 

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