Come to an Event

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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Workshop

Flat Fix Workshop

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op, 809 Dundas Street, London, ON N5W 5P6

Hosted by London Cycle Link

Fixing a flat tire is an essential skill that every cyclist can learn how to do; whether for emergencies or regular maintenance!We’ll show you how to change a tire on a variety of different bikes so you can gain experience and know what to look for. We’ll also teach you how to properly remove and reinstall your wheels and what you should bring with you on your ride to change a flat on the road.

We have limited capacity at the shop to maintain physical distancing so stay tuned for more workshops like this in the future if you can’t get a ticket. All attendees must wear a mask.

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Webinar

Making Space: Moving Beyond Rapid Response

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hosted by Clean Air Council

Join The Centre for Active Transportation at Clean Air Partnership and Share the Road Cycling Coalition for a conversation about pandemic mobility, how we can move beyond the initial rapid response phase, and how we can incorporate an equity lens into active transportation planning. This webinar is presented with the generous support of Urban Systems, in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
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Webinar

Women in Sustainability: Moving from Beginner to Badass

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 1:00 PM 

Hosted by GreenBiz

Some positive news: Recent GreenBiz research finds the number of women in sustainability leadership positions has grown dramatically over the past decade — today, 58 percent of sustainability executives in large companies are female, as are 54 percent in smaller firms. Participation rates aren’t the only change: Pay gaps between genders have narrowed. But there are still plenty of systemic challenges to navigate — from breaking the glass ceiling into the C-suite to proactively addressing the lack of ethnic diversity on sustainability teams.

What does it take to succeed as a woman in corporate sustainability? This intimate conversation  will offer insights about a range of topics such as how to lead compassionately in a time of crisis, how to navigate systemic corporate obstacles such as pay equity and lack of diversity within management, and how to develop effective mentoring networks for women and people of color.

If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

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Webinar

Bringing the UN SDGs to your Business

Hosted by rTraction

Join David Billson (rTraction) and Marianne Griffith, Green Economy London Hub Manager to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they apply to the business sector. Find out how you can ensure your business is aligning with the goals to help build a better community. Includes a short presentation, followed by a Q&A and interactive breakout discussions.

This webinar has passed, but you can watch the recording here.

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Facebook Live Workshop

How Impact Organizations Can Go Green

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hosted by London Environmental Network and Pillar Nonprofit Network

Nonprofits and Social Enterprises across the country are looking for ways to go green, and for good reason. Sustainable practices can yield significant rewards, both for the environment and your organization. By greening your organization you can: save money by reducing waste and energy costs; lessen health and safety risks; attract environmentally conscious employees, volunteers, consumers and donors; and lead the community as environmental champions.
The COVID crisis highlights the fault lines in our society, climate change being but one of them. As social impact organizations, how can we improve our environmental impact? In this workshop we will discuss and provide concrete ways your organization can reduce its carbon footprint by following some simple strategies, including;
– Setting a baseline for your resource usage (water, waste and energy)
– Picking sustainability projects to help reduce your usage
– Telling your sustainability story to your followers
– Specific project descriptions including how to:
– Use energy more efficiently
– Retrofit to renewable energy systems
– Conserve water
– Reduce, reuse and recycle – look for ways to use less in the office
– Travel less – consider what transportation and work from home options could look like for staff and volunteers
– Telecommute – how working from home reduces emissions
– Green procurement policies – consider new sourcing
– Green your events
– Engage employees in reduction activities and work and home
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Event

Sustainability Celebration

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Goodwill Industries (255 Horton St E)

Hosted by Green Economy London and London Environmental Network

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.

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Webinar

Business Resilience Under COVID-19

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.

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