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Sarnia Green Drinks

 

 

 

What: A social gathering and informal discussion of environmental issues

When: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Topic: Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan with discussion leader Joe Lasowski, Environmental Engineer

Where: 100 Christina Street North, Sarnia, Ontario

Contact: greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

Facebook: Green Drinks Facebook Page

Twitter: @GreenDrinksSarn

 

Upcoming Topics:


December 14, 2016: Measuring the Pulse of our Coastal Areas with discussion leader Jenni Kaija, Assistant Ecologist, Ontario Parks, Southwest Zone, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Previous Topics:


October 12: The Delisting of the St. Clair River with discussion leaders Darrell Randell and Brenda LorenzFriends of the St. Clair River

September 14: 3rd Anniversary Party: Bee Extravaganza

August 10, 2016: How to be Bat Friendly with Discussion Leader, Jeff Bender of the Canadian Institute for Bat Research, Sharon Peterson of Incredible Bats (Chicago) and Togo, a straw coloured Fruit bat.

July 13, 2016: The Amazing Aspects of the Howard Watson Nature Trail with Discussion Leaders, Felicia Syer from Return the Landscape and Tony Barrand from Bluewater Trails

June 8, 2016: Get Around Sarnia: Sarnia's Transportation/Transit Master Plan With Discussion Leader, Mike Berkvens, Development/Transportation Manager for the City of Sarnia

May 11, 2016: Raise a Glass to the Go Green Awards Mix and Mingle with the City of Sarnia Go Green Environmental Award Nominees and Winners

April 13, 2016: The Blue Water River Walk: Then and Now with Discussion Leaders, Tom and Laurie Dennis, Stewards of the Blue Water River Walk

March 9, 2016: "BioAmber" with Discussion Leader, Daniela Orecchioni, Director, Corporate HSE & Lean, BioAmber

February 10, 2016: "The Enbridge Solar Farm" with Discussion Leader, Ian MacRobbie, General Manager at Enbridge Green Energy

January 13, 2016: "Let's Talk Food, Lambton": The Next Phase of the Community Food Assessment with Simone Edginton, Registered Dietitian and Lana Smith, Public Health Nutritionist

December 9th, 2015: The Cost of Carbon with Discussion Leader, Kevin Shaw, St. Clair Secondary School, Sarnia

November 11th, 2015: Returning the Landscape at Enbridge's Solar Farm with Discussion Leaders, Ian MacRobbie, General Manager for Enbridge’s Green Power & Transmission’s Eastern Region and Shawn McKnight, Return the Landscape

October 14th, 2015: Living "Off the Grid" with Discussion Leader, David Lavender from David Lavender Architect

September 9th, 2015: "Happy Bee-Day": A Return to the Topic of Bee Health in Celebration of Green Drinks Sarnia’s 2nd Anniversary with Discussion Leader, Davis Bryans from Munro Honey

August 12th, 2015: "Leaving a Legacy", How Sarnia-Lambton Youth are Making a Difference with Naima RazaBrandon Vale, and Noah BusbyBSI Gen Y

July 8th, 2015: "Why Not in Our Backyard?" What to do with our Nuclear Waste with Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press

June 7th, 2015: Local, Healthy, and Sustainable Eating 101 with Megan O'Neil-Renaud and Darren Hakker at One Tomato Environmental Education Inc.

May 13th, 2015: Organic Integrity: Farm to Table with Robert HallidayCertified Organic Farmer

April 8th, 2015: Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Movement with Michael John Kooy Ph.D., Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities

March 11th, 2015: Building a Bike Friendly Community with Anita Trusler, Supervisor, Health Promotion at Lambton Public Health

February 11th, 2015: Farming in Lambton County with Dave Ferguson, President, Lambton Federation of Agriculture

January 14th, 2015: The Economic Value of Trees with Sara Rowland, Urban Forestry Planner, City of London 

December 10th, 2014: What is Santa's Carbon Footprint... and your own? A casual analysis and discussion of our individual impacts to the environment

November 12th, 2014: Are We Planning to Make Sarnia a Great City? with Jane Cooper, Director of Planning and Building, City of Sarnia

October 10, 2014: The State of Nature in Sarnia-Lambton: Acheiving the Minimum for a Healthy Environment with Shawn McKnightReturn the Landscape

September 10, 2014: Noise Annoys: Urban and Industrial Soundscape Effects on Wildlife with Dr. Dominique PotvinWestern University

August 13, 2014:  "Wet your beak" and join in the discussion about Raptor Rescue and Rehabilitation with volunteers Jenni Kaija and Erica Di Muzio of the Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation (BCRR)

July 9, 2014: Talking Trash - Common myths and misconceptions about recycling are discussed and debunked with Mary Jean "The Garbage Queen" O'Donnell, President, MJ Waste Solutions

June 11, 2014: "Hola Monarca!" - Population decline of the monarch butterfly and how to help this species at risk with special guest Kim Gledhill, Natures Way

May 14, 2014: Open Topic and Green Update

April 9, 2014: Issues of Habitat Loss: How habitat loss and degradation affect the interconnected web of life with Larry Cornelis, Return the Landscape Habitat Specialist and Lambton Wildlife Past President.

February 12, 2014: Great Garbage Patch: How tiny plastics are becoming a big problem for the Great Lakes with Karen Alexander, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

January 8, 2014: The Green Resolution: Tune into what's good for you this New Year. We took a field trip to the Urban Marketplace and sampled fresh, organic food and drink.

December 11, 2013: Beyond the Valley: Could industry in Sarnia-Lambton be headed for greener pastures? With George Mallay, General Manager, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

November 13, 2013: Yes or No to GMO? Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food with Chad Anderson, Independent Crop Advisor, Anderson Agronomy Services

October 9, 2013: The Spoils of Oil: the good and bad of refining tar sands bitumen in Sarnia with special guest Peter Smith, Energy Consultant

September 11, 2013: "Bee-pocalypse": How bee colony collapse affects food security with special guest Dan Davidson, President, Ontario Beekeepers' Association

 

Resources of Interest:


American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action is Taken 

Report: Assessing and Mitigating Plastic Pollution in Lake Huron

The North Sea Foundation: Products Containing Microbeads

Beat the Microbead App

Michigan Radio: The teeny, tiny ingredient that could add up to a big problem for the Great Lakes

CBC News: Facial Scrubs polluting Great Lakes with plastic

Sarnia & Lambton County This Week: Yes or No to GMO

Sarnia & Lambton County This Week: The spoils of oil: Looking for truth in oil sands data

Oil Sands Fact Sheet by Peter Smith

Sarnia and Lambton County This Week: Bees discussed over beer

US News: Bee Colony Collapses Are More Complex Than We Thought

BBC Nature: Urban hives boom could be "bad for bees"

CBC: Beekeepers call for a pesticide ban (video)