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Thanks for the silent auction items

The silent auction was a hit! Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated time, money and items to our event on Nov. 28th. Great fun was had by all!

Photo credit: Liz Lott

October 2012 Newsletter








Invitation to a community gardening visioning session – updates on our 10 Year Anniversary Dinner Fundraiser – and our first ever Eco-Film Festival!
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T-shirt Fundraiser

Now you can show your support for Greening Nipissing and your community by purchasing some new Greening Nipissing swag! Choose between our 4 new styles of t-shirts at various sizes. T-Shirts are $20 a piece, which is a steal for something this awesome! To purchase a shirt, email Chaylene at chaylene@greeningnipissing.com or call 705-472-0200 ext 2.

Oct & Nov Events at a glance

North Bay Community Gardening Visioning Session  Tues, Oct 16th 1pm – 4pm – Davedi Club, 313 Airport Road, North Bay – RSVP required – space limited

Water Treatment Plant Tour – Thurs, Oct 25th 9:30am-11:30am – 248 Lakeside Drive, North Bay – RSVP required – space limited

Eco-Film Festival – Friday, Nov 16th & Sat, Nov 17th – Nipissing University Theater – 100 College Drive, North Bay

10 Year Anniversary Dinner & Silent Auction – Weds, Nov 28 – 6pm – 10pm – Davedi Club, 313 Airport Road, North Bay – Tickets $10/seniors & studnets $15/adults

Invitation to North Bay Community Gardening Visioning Session

You are cordially invited to the North Bay Community Garden Committee’s Community Gardening Visioning Session. The North Bay Community Garden Committee is comprised of local organizations collectively interested in developing a sustainable culture of community gardening in North Bay. We want your input and partnership in making this goal a reality. If you're interested in community gardening in any way, we want you here to share in the vision making and creating.

Date: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: The Davedi Club, 313 Airport Road, North Bay, ON

RSVP/register online here by October 12th OR by e-mailing chaylene@greeningnipissing.org or by calling 705 472 0200 ext

Limited Space. First come, first serve. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided! Bringing together community partners engaged in creating community gardens in North Bay

10 Year Anniversary Dinner Fundraiser

Greening Nipissing is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and wants to invite you to join us! Put on your best green outfit and join us for a celebration that includes dinner, music a silent auction, and a world cafe for you to share ideas about how North Bay can be more green – as well as a room filled with other greenies to chat with! Your participation in this event means our programs keep running. Tickets must be bought beforehand. Contact us at chaylene@greeningnipissing.org, phone 705 472 0200 ext 2 or drop in at our office 183 First St. West, North Bay (Masonic building).Get your tickets today!

$10/student, seniors, children and those who've donated to silent auction

$15/adult

We have 10 years of success in providing education on environmental practices to the community – our projects over the years have included Eco-Driver, Green Home Energy Audits, Refrigerator rebate, RAIN Stormwater runoff reduction program, rain barrel sales, rain garden workshops, Well Aware, educational water walks and tours – the list goes on

Fore more information, visit our website.

Water Treatment Plant Tour

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Oct 25th 9:30-11:30am:
FREE – 248 Lakeside Drive – Ever wondered where your delicious drinking water comes from? Well now you’ve got the chance to find out! Join us for a tour of North Bay’s Water Treatment Plant on the shores of Trout Lake. We’ll do a short presentation on how stormwater runoff affects our drinking water and then go on a detailed tour of the plant. Space is limited and you must reserve your spot ahead of time on our website.

Eco-Film Festival

Fri, Nov 15th & Sat, Nov 17th @ Nipissing University Theater - 100 College Drive – Fri 6:30pm = mixer galla, 7:00pm – film TBA – Sat Nov 17th = ALL MOVIES FREE- 12:00pm = Blue Gold – World Water Wars, 3:00pm = Addicted to Plastic, 7:00pm – Gasland. Refreshments, information tables and possibly a talk available. Tickets for Friday night cost: $5/students, $10 adults and funds go to the Bike Fix Station Project to purchase another stand to donate to the city of North Bay for public use. See our website for more information

Bike Fix Station Opening was a big success!

Last THursday, Sept 27 we held the official opening of the Bike Fix Station. See some great photos here. We had reps from all of our projects, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, Nipissing Environment Watch, and the City of North Bay say a few words and then we had a free demonstration on how to use the stand from Kevin at Cycleworks. We want to see you using the stand – next time you use it, take a pic and send it our way.

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Bike Fix Station Opening Ceremony Sept 27th, 2012

The Bike Fix Station is located at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Stanley St; where the Kinsmen bike path and the Kate Pace Way meet in Lee Park.

The Bike Fix Station Public Work Stand is a free to use bike repair stand that caters to the needs of the urban cyclist. Aircraft cable permanently tethers eight common bicycle tools. Its composed of a work station, hand air pump and a QR code to online instructions.

Additionally, the Bike Fix Station Public Work Stand is an element of the soon to be launched Chippewa EcoPath, a community initiative to restore and enhance natural values and heritage of the creek through stewardship and education. The EcoPath, funded by RBC Bluewater Project will highlight the history, ecosystem and stewardship of the creek through interpra-desks, website and kiosks.

Biking is a great way to exercise while helping the environment.You will reduce your carbon emissions and prevent run off and water contamination from gas and oil drops or spills.

Mountain Equipment Cooperative’s Access and Activity Grant 2012 graciously supported this project with funds to purchase the Bike Fix Sation Public Work Stand.

Greening Nipissing would like to thank all of their partners including Greenspace North Bay,Nipissing Environment Watch, the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, Chippewa EcoPath Steering Committee, and City of North Bay Parks and Recreation Department for their support of this project

Water Treatment Plant Tour – Thurs Oct 25 9:30am

Ever wondered where your delicious drinking water comes from? Well now you’ve got the chance to find out!

Join us for a tour of North Bay’s Water Treatment Plant on the shores of Trout Lake. We’ll do a short presentation on how stormwater runoff affects our drinking water and then go on a detailed tour of the plant.

Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time online at:

http://www.greeningnipissing.org/events/69/water-treatment-plant-tour/

T-shirt Fundraiser

These hot new GN T-shirts are on sale for $20 as a fundraiser for our projects!

We’ve got lots of different logos and sizes. Contact us today to order your T-shirt! They make great gifts for every occasion and let’s face it, Christmas is coming :)

Greening Nipissing Receives $5000 RBC Bluewater Grant

Greening Nipissing is a proud recipient of RBC’s Bluewater Grant of $5000 for our 2013 stormwater reduction initiatives – Thank you RBC!!

Alterna Savings and Credit Union supports Greening Nipissing’s RAIN program

Jeff Scott, President of Greening Nipissing accepts a cheque from Alterna Savings and Credit Union on behalf of the RAIN program on September 17, 2012 in front of the rain garden at the Crisis Centre on Second Avenue in North Bay.

Bike Fix Station Opening Ceremony & Workshop

5:00pm – Speeches – Opening regards
5:30pm – FREE Workshop on how to use the stations by Kevin from Cycleworks

In August 2012 Greening Nipissing installed North Bay’s first ever Bike Fix Station – equipped with a bike stand and 8 common bike tools, as well as a FREE to use bike pump, you can fix your common bike problems whilst on the Kate Pace Way!

The opening ceremony will begin at 5 with an array of speakers. At 5:30 we’ll have Kevin from Cycleworks doing a free workshop for the public on how to use the stand. People should meet at the bike fix station unit located at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Stanley St; where the Kinsmen bike path and the Kate Pace Way meet in Lee Park. Come on out and learn about this awesome new addition to North Bay’s cycling experience.

Why bike and use the bike fix stations? Biking is a great way to exercise while helping the environment. Simply taking your bike instead of driving places will reduce your carbon emissions and prevent run off and water contamination from gas and oil drops or spills. Biking will also improve your health and well-being!

Be Well Aware – September 2012 Newsletter




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As a private well owner, you are responsible for maintaining your well in a manner that protects it from surface water and other contaminants. That’s the law in Ontario.

But an improperly maintained well can also lower the quality of your water and put your family’s health at risk. And it could cost you thousands of dollars to solve the problem.

That’s why it’s important that you know how to recognize threats to your water quality and know what you can do to protect your water from contamination.

The Well Aware online course can help. Well Aware gives well owners the knowledge they need to identify and correct conditions that pose risks to their wells.

During the Well Aware online course, you’ll learn:
How your well is designed and constructed to work
How ground water travels and how this impacts your water supply
How a malfunctioning septic system can affect your well
How to critically look at your buffer zone (the area around your well that has the greatest potential for contamination)
Best practices for conserving your water
What you need to know about water treatment devices
Why only a licensed contractor should do work on your well
 
For $200, a trained Well Aware Advisor will help you identify potential hazardous conditions in real time, receive a written report including recommendations and gain access to local well professionals in your area.  

What is your family’s health worth? Don’t wait until your water becomes unsafe. Register for Well Aware and start learning what you can do to protect your water quality and keep your family safe.

To register for Well Aware online course or to learn more, click on www.wellaware.ca or call 705-745-7479 x 114.  To support Greening Nipissing, please mention us when you register. The course starts on September 17, 2012.

T-shirts – on sale now – fundraiser

We've got some brand new, spiffy T-shirts for you! We're selling them for $20 each as a fundraiser for Greening Nipissing. They make great back to school gifts, I love you presents for that special someone, or even halloween costumes. Whatever the reason, they are worth having! Check out our album here for sizes and styles.


 

BIke Fix Station Grand Opening
Thursday, September 27th 2012

5:00pm - Speeches – Opening regards
5:30pm - FREE Workshop on how to use the stations by Kevin from Cycleworks
Where: Memorial Drive and Stanley Street, corner of Lee Park where Kinsman bike path and Kate Pace Way intersect

In August 2012 Greening Nipissing installed North Bay's first ever Bike Fix Station – equipped with a bike stand and 8 common bike tools, as well as a FREE to use bike pump, you can fix your common bike problems whilst on the Kate Pace Way!

The opening ceremony will begin at 5 with an array of speakers. At 5:30 we'll have Kevin from Cycleworks doing a free workshop for the public on how to use the stand. Come on out and learn about this awesome new addition to North Bay's cycling experience.

Why bike and use the bike fix stations? Biking is a great way to exercise while helping the environment. Simply taking your bike instead of driving places will reduce your carbon emissions and prevent run off and water contamination from gas and oil drops or spills. Biking will also improve your health and well-being! For more information visit our website today.

10 Year Anniversary Dinner
Wednesday, November 27th 2012
Time:
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Davedi Club
Tickets: $10 each – includes dinner

This year is our 10 year anniversary as a charity and we want you to join us for a dinner, silent auction, and world cafe in celebration! Ticketrs are $10 each and all are welcome. For more details see here.
 

Junk Swap was a huge success!

See more pics. The event, sponsored and hosted by LiquidTech and Greening Nipissing was held as a part of Kia’s Drive Change program. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Lane family and the community at this great event. Overall, we managed to raise $827.30 for James Lane and his family as well as reusing and recycling a huge amount of great items through the junk swap. The event kept many items out of the landfill and raised money for a great cause. The day was packed with fun, excitement and generous and amazing members of the community. We are very grateful to all of those who supported the junk swap and came out to the event, and we hope you are all enjoying your newly swapped items!

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“Swap ‘Till You Drop” a Huge Success

“Swap ‘Till You Drop” was a huge success! The event, sponsored and hosted by LiquidTech and Greening Nipissing was held as a part of Kia’s Drive Change program. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Lane family and the community at this great event. Overall, we managed to raise $827.30 for James Lane and his family as well as reusing and recycling a huge amount of great items through the junk swap.

The event kept many items out of the landfill and raised money for a great cause. The day was packed with fun, excitement and generous and amazing members of the community. We are very grateful to all of those who supported the junk swap and came out to the event, and we hope you are all enjoying your newly swapped items!