Upcoming Events

April 25th: Energy - Rights and Wrongs. Can we do more right? Yes.
Join us to learn more, and take an Electric Vehicle Test Drive

Location: Toronto, at the The Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre

What is it? Each event session features:
PART 1: Get the big picture on Ontario's Energy Grid. A presentation by GBF's dynamic speaker and ED, David Sweetnam.
PART 2: Test drive an electric vehicle and get all your questions answered by Plug 'N Drive staff.

INFO: TICKETS ARE $20 and include light fare and refreshments.
REGISTER FOR YOUR CHOICE SESSION (either morning or afternoon):
Click here for the morning event.
Click here for the afternoon event.

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Join Families For Change, Winter contest starts Feb 2

If you and your family are concerned about climate change and pollution, but don’t really know where to start, Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) has a program for you. It’s called Families For Change (F4C).

How does it work?

It’s entirely up to your family. GBF’s new F4C program can take as much or as little time as you and your family have to devote to it. Your family can choose from a list of 15 tasks, and there is even an option to enter a contest where your family could win a Patagonia prize pack.
To get started: Click Here

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A Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Season

WInter 2020 - Water Issues

LOCATION: In Collingwood. Tickets required

INFO: TICKET SERIES $50, but you must create an account first. Go to this website,https://gtlli.ca/, to create your account and get the tickets
Lecture Series
Jan 10: Ontario’s Hydrology - Guest Lecturer Dr. Ellsworth LeDrew, Distinguished
Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo.
Jan 17: Surface Water
Jan 24: Groundwater and Aquifers- Are they at risk?
JAN 31: The Legal Framework for Water Management and Governance.
Feb 7: Hydrometereological and Biological Events
Feb 14: Water issues in the Georgian Triangle
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Shoreline Cleanups - Join one today

The #GBFTrashTeam will be travelling throughout various locations around Georgian Bay.

While it is encouraged to bring your own CLEAR garbage bags, gloves and pickers, GBF will supply these items for volunteers.

Register today for a clean up near you by emailing brooke.harrison@gbf.org with your contact information and the site you would like to clean up!

Have a site in mind around Georgian Bay? Contact Brooke at brooke.harrison@gbf.org to organize a clean up today!

To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link
https://georgianbayforever.org/shoreline-clean-ups/

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Sign Up for Free Washing Machine Filter at Parry Sound RBC Branch. Find out how you qualify below.

GBF, thanks to RBC Foundation support, is looking for 100 more permanent resident volunteers in the Parry Sound area to volunteer for a FREE filter and participate in the sample collection for the study, Divert and Capture: The fight to keep microplastics out of our water. If you qualify, you will be helping to divert microfibre plastics that come off your clothes during the laundering proces from polluting the water, and impacting the health of the aquatic ecosystem.

More information on qualifying: Click here.

If you believe you qualify, please either:
1. Visit Brooke during Jan 6 to 10 at RBC Branch, 1 Pine Drive, Parry Sound from 9.30 am to 5pm and sign up
OR
2. Please email brooke.harrison@gbf.org with your contact information and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link
https://georgianbayforever.org/microplastics-impacts/

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