Community Conversations partnered with local environmental organizations to hold an Earth Day event. Community members were invited to drop by a series of booths and learn about various environmental topics and issues from each organization, including Talbot Land Trust, City of St. Thomas Environmental Services, Railway City Tourism, STEAM Centre, Timbernook, Community Cleanup, Harvest Hands, Quakers, Fanshawe College St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus and Forest Therapy Elgin.
Whether or not you were able to attend the event, we have put together a list of local environmental organizations for your further learning and community involvement.
Thames Talbot Land Trust is a non-profit organization that works to protect, conserve, and restore nature within Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, and Perth counties. They currently protect more than 1900 acres of land, which is home to at least 50 Species at Risk.
Timbernook Elgin offers outdoor nature-based programming for children, including summer camps and programs for children and their caregivers.
Forest Therapy Elgin offers Nature and Forest Therapy—guided nature walks that relieve stress and encourage mindfulness and relaxation.
Southwold Zero Waste Committee is a volunteer committee of the Township of Southwold’s Council, which makes recommendations on waste reduction and diversion.
Green Economy London is one of seven Green Economy Hubs across Ontario that supports networks of businesses to set and achieve sustainability targets.
STEAM Education Centre is a charity that develops and runs education programs for youth in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics.\
Harvest hands is a non-profit food distribution centre that rescue food from bakers, growers and retailers that would otherwise be discarded, instead redistributing it to agencies and families throughout southwestern Ontario.
Ecological Farmers of Ontario is a membership organization for farmers that focused on education, research and community-building to help farmers build resilient ecological farms.
Carolinian Canada Coalition is a network of leaders that work to ensure healthy landscapes across southwestern Ontario—throughout the Carolinian Zone.
St. Thomas Field Naturalists is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural heritage of St. Thomas and Elgin County.
Elgin/St. Thomas Food Providers Network is a volunteer group that provides free meals to vulnerable people in St. Thomas and Elgin County.
The Sparta Quakers hold a monthly meeting at 6387 Quaker Road in Sparta.