Click on the links below to find out about the program and get started making a difference as families.
Short Description of the Families For Change program
GBF is always working to preserve and protect the waters of Georgian Bay and the creatures that live in it. We engage in scientific research and, with like-minded partners, we pose the tough questions that lead to viable and responsible solutions. Thanks to all our donors, we can do this critical work. Now you and your family can help us work toward our shared goal!
Why?Climate change and pollution are complex global issues involving politics, economics, science and most importantly, the human will — or the lack of it. Plastic and greenhouse gas emissions are overwhelming our planet, and a lot of of us have no idea what we can do to help solve these problems. We launched our F4C program last summer, because we agree that the family unit can be the greatest powerhouse for long-term change. Since that launch, F4C participants have told us how valuable and educational their experience has been. They have asked GBF to keep the tasks and learning coming and to get more families involved.
What?If you and your family are concerned about climate change and plastic pollution but don’t really know where to start doing something about it, GBF has a program for you. It’s called Families For Change (F4C). GBF has identified different things cottagers and area residents can do to help combat climate change and protect Georgian Bay.
How?GBF’s F4C program can take as much or as little time as you and your family have to devote to it. You can choose from a variety of tasks in different categories or you can simply focus on one or two. It’s entirely up to you. There are lots of choices and lots of things we can all do to protect ourselves, our families and the Bay from climate change, plastic pollution, and wetland loss. So read on for your winter F4C task list challenging you to do more.
Thank you to Patagonia for donating about $1000 of Patagonia items for a prize packs for the Families for Change winter contest.Patagonia has been an amazing partner to Georgian Bay Forever by donating to the community Phragmites eradication program in 2018, and donating to Divert and Capture: The fight to keep microplastics out of our water in 2019.
- Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F4CWINTER
- Official Rules Download, PDF: https://georgianbayforever.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/F4C-official-rules-winter-2020.pdf
- Families For Change Task Winter Check List Downloadable PDF - https://georgianbayforever.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FAMILIES-FOR-CHANGE-WINTER-TASK-LIST_PDF-FILE.pdf
- Families For Change Winter Task Check List Downloadable Word File:https://georgianbayforever.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FAMILIES-FOR-CHANGE-WINTER-TASK-LIST_WORD-FILE.docx
- F4C Winter Task Check List for Non-Contesters in PDF form -https://georgianbayforever.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/NON_CONTEST-FAMILIES-FOR-CHANGE-WINTER-TASK-LIST_PDF-FILE.pdf
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- Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative
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- Register to join us for a Toronto event on April 25 to test drive an electric vehicle and learn more about them for your next car purchase. Tickets are $20 and you can choose a session either: http://bit.ly/April25Morning OR http://bit.ly/April25Afternoon
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- Brooke Harrison, GBF Project Coordinator. She can help you with shoreline clean-ups and more. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Want to share pictures or stories? Email email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Questions? Please call Heather Sargeant at (905) 880-4945 ext. 4 or email email@example.com.