Lethbridge Environment Week 2019 Events Schedule:
Saturday, June 1
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: London Drugs Parking Lot
Bring your difficult to recycle items such as furniture, metal, car seats, electronics and bicycles to London Drugs for their annual recycling round-up.
Sunday, June 2
EV for EVeryone
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Location: Theoretically Brewing
Are you interested in making the switch to an EV (electric vehicle)? Join us for a showcase of different electric vehicles at 12:30 and a presentation from Jim from Go Electric YYC at 1:00 to talk about the benefits, the how, and then $$ about these vehicles.
Sunday, June 2
Living Net Negative
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Southwest corner of Highway 512 and RR 204
We’re welcoming the public to tour Casa Verde, a home that produces more energy than it consumes, and to learn more about building or renovating Green.
Monday, June 3 – Saturday, June 8
What better way to celebrate Environment Week then challenging yourself, your friends, or your co-workers to say no to plastic and opt for reusable options. Can you give up plastic straws, waterbottles, coffee cups, and take out utensils for a week? Give it a try and sign up here!
Monday, June 3
Bike to Work Day YQL
Cycling 10 km each way to work would save 1500 kg of greenhouse gas emissions each year. On June 3rd, bike to work and do your part in reducing pollution. Take a safe selfie departing for your ride to work or a sweaty post-ride office selfie, tag us @environmentlethbrige + #Biketoworkyql and be entered to win some great prizes!
Tuesday, June 4
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Owl Acoustic Lounge
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for Green Drinks! Enjoy casual conversation with environmentally like-minded people in your community. This month with a special Environment Week Trivia! Trivia starts at 4:30.
Tuesday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 5
Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association is hosting their 6th annual summit. This year’s theme is Plant Seeds in Napi’s Land, where they will be discussing climate change and how impacts food security and food sovereignty. KEPA is excited to partner with the Blood Tribe Land Management department and the Blackfoot Confederacy on this year’s Summit!
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
Join the Helen Schuler Nature Centre for a shoreline clean up in the River Valley. Gloves and bags will be provided. Please dress accordingly!
Wednesday, June 5
Location: Theoretically Brewing – 1262 2nd AVE South
Urban agriculture is a word you might be hearing more of as food sustainability and security become an increasingly popular topic. Urban Hen’s YQL is a group of dedicated Hen enthusiasts who wish to see the bylaw in Lethbridge amended to allow for backyard coops and the keeping of hens. Join them for a discussion on the benefits of urban agriculture with the focus on backyard hens, ask questions, and find out what is fact and fiction when it comes to down to these birds. Free admission!
Wednesday, June 5
Beginning Zero Waste
Location: Purple Carrot Health Foods and Wellness
Free workshop where you’ll learn and see real examples how your zero waste journey can be done simply and on a budget. This is a FREE workshop but registration is required and can be done by emailing Mandy at MandySandbachlsla@gmail.com.
Thursday, June 6
Movie Screening: Living in the Futures Past
Location: Friends Room @ the Crossings Branch Library
Jeff Bridges brings together scientists, authors, and environmental advocates to discuss and explore the environmental challenges facing the world today.
Juice + popcorn will be available. Please bring your reusable containers to be filled!
Friday, June 7
Yoga in the Park
Location: Galt Gardens
Join Meagan Charlton of Pop-Up Yoga Lethbridge for a hatha flow class outdoors. Soak up some vitamin D and celebrate your environment all during your lunch break. This is a free event; no sign up is required! Just pop over!
Saturday, June 8
Location: Henderson Lake Park
Everyone is welcome to attend this special event to experience play-based activities hosted by over 20 local organizations. Families are encouraged to attend to enjoy free activities and be inspired by the simple joys of playing outside! Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
Saturday, June 8
Fix It Fair + Clothing Swap
Location: Westminster Community Hall
Do you have any household items that need a small repair for it to be good as new? Bring it down to our fix it fair and learn from volunteers how to fix it. Repairing old items keeps from them cluttering the landfill! In addition, the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association will be holding their free clothing swap at the same time and location. Bring donations or shop, or both!
Sunday, June 9
Ecological Grief Workshop
Location: Helen Schuler Nature Centre
Join us for a discussion on the many ways we may grieve the state of the environment whether it be similar or different from other forms of loss.
This workshop will be facilitated by Refugia Retreats. We will walk through different techniques to approach this unorthodox grief, incorporate a level of creativity as an outlet for dealing with ecological guilt, and engage in conversation.
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