The following is a list of other groups in our ward who are active in raising awareness of environmental issues (information provided here is a summary from GW32 member Martina Rowley’s column in Beach Metro News – Nov. 6/2012).
Local Environmental Groups
- Beach Community Energy Co-Operative (BCEC): Has a solar project at Kew Beach Public School. Will be offering investment opportunities to buy solar shares soon. Contact: Teresa Miller, email@example.com or visit Facebook.com/BCECInc.
- Beach United Church Green Team: Have hosted talks & workshops for their congregation on general environmental issues & reducing home energy consumption. Currently working on a cooperative to offer purchase of shares in their 165 panel (41 kw) solar system going on their roof as part of current renovations. Contact: Ron Sitton, 416-691-8082.
- East Toronto Climate Action Group (ETCAG): Active in energy conservation projects, film screenings, eco fairs & other public events, environmental education programs for elementary schools, lobbying & letterwriting. Received several environmental awards for community garden & public realm beautification. Contact@etcag.org, or visit http://www.etcag.org.
- East End Transition Enthusiasts (EETE) and Beach in Transition (BIT): Neighbourhood groups of city-wide Transition Toronto. EETE plants & harvests from their backyard gardens, hosted a documentary film event, picked & preserved crab apples from Kew Gardens, and hosted info tables at local farmers’ markets. BIT plans to partner with the East End Sustainability Network for future film events & projects. Email the umbrella group at firstname.lastname@example.org
- East End Sustainability Network (EESN): Initiated by MPs Matthew Kellway & Craig Scott with support from leaders of GW32 & Citizens Climate Lobby. Seeks to unite local groups & leaders on sustainability issues in the East End. Email email@example.com
- Ward 32 Renewable Energy Group: A pilot project for a Dog Waste Digester to generate usable biogas from dog waste. Location planned near the Kew Beach dog park. Email Ronn Stevenson, firstname.lastname@example.org