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May Newsletter 2012








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Greening Nipissing Car Wash FUNDRAISER this Saturday – Wash your car or come volunteer!

Come on out to 693 Fisher St this Saturday between 9:00am and 5:00pm for an eco-car wash fundraiser LiquidTech and Greening Nipissing are hosting. Liquidtech's plant based biodegradable soap will give your car a sheen clean, while also using 20 gallons less water. 10 % of all proceeds will be donated to Greening Nipissing. We're also looking for volunteers who are interested in holding signs to get people to come in for a wash on the day of. E-mail us or call us at 705 472 0200 ext 2 if you're interested.

Evaluate Greening Nipissing – what should we do next?

Greening Nipissing is coming on to its 10 year anniversary this Fall. As such, we want you to help us evaluate the projects we offer and what projects we should offer. Your feedback is critical to us. As an environmental education charity, we want to provide projects that suit your needs and interests. The survey below only takes 5 minutes. Your participation will greatly assist us in assessing projects we should pursue to meet the North Bay community environmental needs better.

See here to fill our the survey now.  Your opinion is important to us.

Green Tid Bits

Where`s Waldo – where`s you!?! If you were at our World Water Day Festival, see if you can find yourself in this video!

Paula Peters and Linda Vander Schaaf won compostable doggie bags at the pet waste digester workshop April 28th

Guided Walks are back on at Laurier Woods for the month of May – Saturday mornings at 9:00am

The public is invited to comment on the Draft North Bay Mattawa Source Protection Plan by visiting www.actforcleanwater.ca. Public meetings held May 9 at Callander Legion, May 17 @ North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, May 24 at Trout Creek Community Centre @ 7:00pm

Greening Nipissing's own Vijanti Ramlogan Murphy gave a Well Aware talk at the West Nipissing library in Sturgeon Falls on Thursday, April 26th 2012

A few fun green news highlights from Green Communities Canada latest GCC News.


Upcoming GN Events

Sewage Treatment Plant Tour – Thursday, May 3rd from 9:00am – 11:00am.  Ever wondered what happens to th

 Eco Car Wash Fundraiser for Greening Nipissing

Cost $20/car – When: Saturday, May 5th 2012 9am-5pm – Where: LiquidTech – 683 Fisher St, North BayE-mail: chaylene@greeningnipissing.org  or sign up online to save your spot now! Each car wash takes about 20 minutes – why wait and line when you can reserve your space?

Greening Nipissing and LiquidTech are partnering to bring you a unique experience – a 100 % eco-friendly car wash experience!
 
We’ll make your auto dazzle with our unique, plant based, bio-degradable formula that is design to lift dirt and grime from the vehicle paint surface to ensure a sparkling scratch free finish. PLUS, the spray-on method eliminates untreated wastewater and can save up to 50 gallons of water per wash.
 
Thank you for caring about our planet and its limited water resources by making smart choices that make both financial and environmental sense! We look forward to serving you!

Greening Screening – "spOILed"

Thursday, May 17th 6:30pm at the North Bay Public Library auditorium- North Bay: Join Greening Nipissing for our monthly free film night. The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. They are focusing their energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by Enbridge Inc. to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Rain Barrell Sale!!!

Saturday, May 26th 10:00am – 1:00pm  Outside at Discovery North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson St, North Bay, ON.  The North Bay Heritage Gardeners and Greening Nipissing are partnering in the education of the local public in the benefits of the use of rain barrels for the collection of water for gardens and in the mitigation of storm water runoff. Each rain barrel comes fully equipped with a leaf and mosquito filter basket, an overflow adaptor that permits multiple barrels to be connected in series, 1.2 metres of overflow hose and a spigot that attaches directly to a garden hose. $55/barrel. Order your barrel online by going to http://rainbarrel.ca/northbay/ or call Monica at 705-472-4006

Rain Garden Planting  – Thurs June 7th

Thursday, June 7th 4:00pm @ the North Bay Public Library courtyard (Worthington St side) – Come on out, learn about rain gardens and get yours hands dirty planting this years rain garden! The North Bay Public Library is opening up their courtyard to the public for the first time in 35 years now that the electrical box is out.Its going to become an outdoor reading area. Greening Nipissing is sponsoring a rain garden in the center of the courtyard to catch the library roof's stormwater runoff and clean out its pollutants before it ends back up in Lake Nipissing.

If you know you want to get your green thumb on and attend this event, register online. It helps us know how many people we'll need to accommodate on the day of!

Buy Fresh. Buy Local. An evening with Sarah Elton

6:00pm info booths, 7:00pm Keynote speaker Sarah Elton: Callander Community Center, Swale St, Callander.  Greening Nipissing will be having an informational booth at this fun event – want to help us table? The Sustainable Community Committee of Callander present Sarah Elton, author of LOCAVORE, the national bestselling book about Canada’s local food revolution. Winning Gold at the Culinary Book Awards, Amazon.ca top 50 book of 2010 and also a David Suzuki Book Club Pick, Locavore describes how Canadians are creating a new local food order that is sustainable and able to feed us all.

Admission is free and many of the regions green groups will be present to answer your questions on what is available and happening locally.
Snacks, coffee and tea will be available at no cost. Please “lug a mug” for your beverages.

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