What: A social gathering and informal discussion of environmental issues
When: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, open at 6:30 p.m., discussion from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Topic: "The Enbridge Solar Farm" with Discussion Leader, Ian MacRobbie, General Manager at Enbridge Green Energy
Where: VENUE CHANGE: Ups N' Downs, 226 Front Street North, Sarnia ON
March 9th, 2016: "BioAmber" with Discussion Leader, Daniela Orecchioni, Director, Corporate HSE & Lean, BioAmber
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
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
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 Halliday, Certified 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 McKnight, Return the Landscape
September 10, 2014: Noise Annoys: Urban and Industrial Soundscape Effects on Wildlife with Dr. Dominique Potvin, Western 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:
The North Sea Foundation: Products Containing Microbeads
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
BBC Nature: Urban hives boom could be "bad for bees"
CBC: Beekeepers call for a pesticide ban (video)