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Come to learn and connect with sustainability enthusiasts. Leave inspired and motivated to create change!

Join us at our information-rich workshops featuring guest speakers who are experts in the field and individuals from organizations presenting real-world success stories. We also host networking events, forums and the occasional conference. Come out and meet others who are making a difference – and leave changed and inspired!

We host between 2-6 educational events annually plus our can’t-miss Evening of Recognition to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our valuable members.

Green Economy London members enjoy many free tickets to our events. Non-member fees vary.

Here is What We Have Planned For You

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Online Workshop

Zero Waste 101: How to Live Plastic Free

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Hosted by Reimagine Co in collaboration with My Wild Green Home, London Environmental Network and Signal Boost Initiative

Are you curious about Zero Waste and reducing your plastic use? We will be covering the basics of zero waste and how you can make small (or big!) changes to make less trash. Despite the changes that COVID has brought, there is still a LOT that we all can do each day to reduce our waste and live more sustainably.

This will be an open discussion and all are welcome – wherever you are on your zero waste journey! Bring your questions, your experiences, and an open mind.

Some Topics we will be covering include:

What is zero waste? (hint: it’s NOT about making “zero” garbage)

Avoiding single-use plastics

Simple first steps to make less waste

Zero Waste on a budget

Date

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Webinar

A Business Case for a Sustainability Project that your Executives Will Love

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Hosted by Sustainable Waterloo Region

This webinar walks you through how to use a free and open-source resource, the Sustainability ROI Workbook. This tool will allow you to frame the business case for any sustainability related project in the language your senior leadership will understand, by demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) and cost-benefit analysis.

Bob Willard brings his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to help sustainability champions ensure that the direct and indirect measurable benefits of sustainability initiatives provide compelling support for project approval by even the most skeptical executives.

Date

Wednesday, June 3 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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Lead the Charge – Guide to Workplace Charging

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Hosted by Plug’n Drive

The transition to electrified transportation shows no signs of slowing down. As EV usage continues to grow across Canada, companies have the opportunity to demonstrate their industry leadership by offering EV charging for employees at workplaces country-wide.

You will learn:

  • Why workplace charging is growing in importance
  • The benefits of investing in workplace charging
  • Key considerations for implementation and how to assess demand and capacity
  • Lessons learned through case study examination

Date

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Webinar Series

Getting to Net Zero: Choices and Possibilities for Business

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Hosted by ClimateWise Business Network

Corporations and governments in Canada are committing to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. What do businesses need to understand about their choices and possibilities in moving to a low carbon high productivity economy?

Over 2020 ClimateWise Business Network is presenting a series of webinars to help you to understand your choices and possibilities and how to take action – NOW.

What you will learn:

Download the webinar series overview here.

Date

The next episode of this webinar series is coming on Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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Sustainability Celebration

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The London Environmental Network and Green Economy London are proud to award our green leaders in business and community sustainability and environmental stewardship.

We will have a keynote as well as a panel of local politicians to briefly discuss why the environment and sustainability are not partisan issues and help us acknowledge the contributions of volunteers and leaders in our local green movement.

Be inspired and be part of the movement to a more sustainable future.

Light snacks and refreshments available. Networking Session from 6pm – 7pm.

Date
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 4 PM – 7 PM
Location

Goodwill Industries (255 Horton St E)

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Webinar

Business Resilience Under COVID-19

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Facilitated by Mark Lee, Executive Director of SustainAbility and Partner at ERM

In this webinar, Peter Bakker, President and CEO, WBCSD, Carine de Boissezon, Chief Sustainability Officer, EDF, Keith Tuffley, Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions, Citi and Keryn James, CEO, ERM will examine how the private sector is adapting even as its role in society is being re-shaped.

The discussion will explore:

  • Varying ways the crisis is playing out across different industries
  • Examples of innovation in company responses
  • How expectations of the public and private sectors are shifting
  • What the pandemic is teaching about the value of scenarios planning and resilience.

Date

May, 2020. This live webinar has passed, you can listen to the recording here.