Animals in Our Lives

Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 8:30 - 9:00pm

As we do our tough work to make the world a better place, we can be proud that we are helping many beautiful animal lives in the process. I would like to share some amazing things about animals, things that blow my mind when I think about them, to rekindle your motivation and energy! We will look at incredible variations[…]

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Ecotherapy: Healing Our Relationship with Earth

Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 6pm - 7pm

Ecotherapy: Healing Our Relationship with Earth. Ecotherapy is a much needed response in this era to bring light and intention to our relationship with earth. This workshop offers experiential opportunities to settle into a sense of how the earth heals us and ways we in turn can participate in the earth’s healing. Intended for those[…]

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Professionals Nature Network: Cross pollination of concepts and applications for nature connection

Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm

If you are a professional looking for ways to integrate nature connection in your work and life, this is an opportunity to form networks and envision more earth-centered disciplines. From psychotherapy, to education, to health, to nonprofits and beyond, together we deepen our concepts and applications of how to bring our love of nature into[…]

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An Evening with Local Green Builders

Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 7pm - 9pm

Come hear from three local builders who are helping put Guelph on the map as a green building center in Ontario: Nick Dalton, Braden Homes, www.bradenhomes.ca Nick Dalton is partner of Braden Homes, formed in 1986. The firm specializes in air tight, low-tech, low energy homes utilizing double offset stud exterior walls, a building concept originally developed in Saskatchewan[…]

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Rooftop Farming in Downtown Guelph

Friday March 24th 2017 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Interested in rooftop farming? Join 10 Carden to envision pilot projects for our future rooftop market garden/small-scale farm. The workshop will include a soup social hosted by The Seed (PWYC). 10 Carden is a shared space community hub in Downtown Guelph. To expand 10 Carden’s core space-making vision of ‘creating space for change’ and to[…]

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Guelph: 100% Renewable Energy City?

Friday March 24th 2017 at 7pm - 9pm

Communities around the world and across Canada have declared their intent to be 100 per cent renewable before mid-century. What about Guelph? Technological transformation, climate change and a quickly evolving energy policy landscape have created opportunities for fundamental change in local energy systems – towards renewable generation. Share your thoughts over a facilitated community discussion following a brief presentation[…]

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Film Screening: The Gleaners and I

Friday March 24th 2017 at 8pm

Directed by Agnes Varda, 2001 Location: The Common, 36 Wilson St. (just across from Bin 23) Host: Nicholas Loess Gleaning is a tradition many practice but few know about. The Gleaners and I poetically explores the French practice of scavenging and the finding of food, ideas, relationship, and images. Join us at The Common for[…]

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Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 10am - 4pm

The place to get your garden seeds. Buy them from eco-responsible seed vendors and/or trade your extras at the community seed exchange table. Guelph Seedy Saturday is an accessible event that encourages healthy relationships with nature. People come to learn and share information about sustainable gardening practices and nature connection. The availability of organic, open-pollinated seeds is central to[…]

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Minga Reskilling Fair

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 11am - 3pm

Take back your self-sufficiency by doing things for yourself. Reskilling helps you and your community to grow, preserve, create, build and teach with many of the basic skills our grandparents took for granted! Taking place in Palmer Hall at St. George’s Church from 11am-3pm. Donations gratefully accepted.  Schedule Workshops/Presentation (not hands-on) Diaper Free Parenting Matt[…]

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Earth Hour Potluck

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 6pm - 9pm

Join us for our 9th annual Earth Hour pot luck! Members, guests and friends of TG are welcome to an informal pot-luck meal to celebrate Earth Hour in a friendly, candle-lit setting. Here’s what to bring: A small dish to share (and please label it with the ingredients, to respect those with dietary restrictions.) Your own[…]

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eMERGE Ecomarket

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 10am - 3pm

As part of Guelph’s annual Resilience Festival, eMERGE is once again hosting the Guelph EcoMarket on Saturday, March 25th! This event will showcase ways to reduce your environmental impact with green ideas, services and technologies for your home, business or community. Come out to learn, shop, ask questions, network, and seek green volunteer and employment opportunities!! Click[…]

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You, Me and We: Making a Difference wit​h Compassionate Communication™

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 10am - 12:30pm

We all want to matter. Our ability to be present to ourselves and others with empathy and clarity can make the difference between a breakdown and a breakthrough.  Compassionate Communication™ excels in providing practical ways to relate and to get to the heart of what is really the matter behind criticisms, resistance, and judgements. Once[…]

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Interactive Circus Arts Workshop

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 10am - 12pm

Hosted by Jesse Reimer-Watts and the Youth Circus Project In this workshop, the skills of juggling and object manipulation are broken down and made easy to approach by an expert circus artist and instructor. The workshop will be adapted for participants of any age, skill level, and aptitude. Participants take away a solid foundation in[…]

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Repair Cafe

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 11pm - 3pm

The Repair Café Guelph is an initiative of the Guelph Tool Library in support of the movement started by the Repair Café Foundation in Amsterdam. In Guelph, Repair Cafés are organized roughly every two months at different locations throughout the city, in which volunteer “fixers” help visitors fix their broken items and learn while doing it. The aim is to build a more sustainable society and counter the “throw away” mindset. We support the model of the sharing economy through building a community where people with repair skills are valued and organizations collaborate and innovate for the common good. In these events, volunteers can help with fixing electronics, small home appliances, computers, clothing, jewelry, etc.

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Ancient Fire Making

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 2pm - 3pm

Engage the tools and methods of Fire By Friction. Demonstrations in flint & steel, bow-drill and hand-drill methods + notes on local tinder bundle options. Discussion on fire making as a mentorship tool and an effective way to foster nature connection in young people. Brought to you by the Guelph Outdoor School. We will meet[…]

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Bridges Out of Poverty

Saturday March 25th 2017 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Poverty impacts all of us. People living in poverty face challenges that are virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth. Bridges Out Of Poverty is a framework that can help people in all sectors of the community to: Understand the hidden rules of poverty Open their minds to the culture of poverty Build[…]

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Building Emotional Resiliency Through Outdoor Exercise

Sunday March 26th 2017 at 7pm - 8:30pm

Hosted by The Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation and Kelly Legge from Speed River Bicycle Be inspired! Learn how exercising outdoors helps make you more resilient to daily emotional pressures. Share your own experience in how biking, running, hiking, walking, skiing, etc in the fresh air has elevated your mood. Kelly Legge, from Speed River Bicycle[…]

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