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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 Green Leaders Awards 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.

Upcoming Events

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Facebook Live Workshop

The Future is Green: What is your Nonprofit Doing to Reduce your Footprint?

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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Online Event

Exploring Sustainability with Canadian National Railway

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hosted by Sustainable Waterloo Region

Join us for this online conversation about CN’s goals for a sustainable future with Director of Sustainability, Chantale Després.

Learn how the Canadian National Railway is building their vision towards a more sustainable future, and how the organization is putting moving customer goods safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally responsible way at the forefront of their operations.

Past Events and Recordings

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Webinar

Measuring Business Impact

Hosted by Green Economy London and Project Neutral

Join Green Economy London and Project Neutral to learn about the importance of measuring the impacts your business has on the environment. This includes areas such as ghg emissions from heating/cooling and electricity usage, transportation related emissions, water usage, and the amount of waste your business produces. All of these factor into the overall impact your business has on the environment. Think about it, how can you track reductions if you don’t know where your starting point is? When you make your carbon footprint visible, it helps to define where to make changes and encourages people to want to make changes.

If your business is interested in aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development goals, impact measurement is an important part in achieving these goals. Learn how to connect metrics that will help you meet the SDGs related to environmental sustainability.

Jake Miller from Project Neutral will teach you how to use the Project Neutral calculator to measure your individual environmental impact. This is a great opportunity to use this calculator as an employee engagement tool, and get employees onboard with your business sustainability goals.

Speakers:

Natalie Merchant- Green Economy London’s Sustainability Coordinator

Jake Miller- Project Neutral

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

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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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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.