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Articles by GreenUP

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For more than 20 years, GreenUP has been central and eastern Ontario's leading organization focused on issues of environmental education, sustainability, and stewardship. GreenUP is a non-profit charity and an active community organization that offers dozens of programs and services to those living in the Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. GreenUP's programs focus on facilitating positive action and provide the tools to make small changes in the home or cottage that can create a large and lasting impact on our environment. You can follow GreenUP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The new play structure installed at the Stewart Street Park in Peterborough, showing some of the raised beds in the community garden (photo: Jillian Bishop)

Growing together at Peterborough’s Stewart Street Park

Community-driven change transforms park into space of neighbourhood pride
Abner Jarvis helps reduce waste in his home by composting all year long. The varying temperatures that are typical this time of year assist your compost pile to break down, and will do so all winter long. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUP)

Have yourself a waste-free holiday

Tips for reducing, reusing, and recycling during the holiday season.
Several varieties of grains can be grown locally in your own garden including buckwheat, rye, quinoa, and barley

Eating green this holiday season

Locally grown food is fresher, more environmentally friendly, and supports the local economy.
ELUS presents GreenUP with a $10,000 donation, after a week of successfully meeting targets of a social media campaign aimed at attaining over 2,000 "likes" on a promotional Facebook posting

TELUS raises $10,000 for GreenUP

Telecommunications company works with GreenUP to help raise awareness and inspire community connectedness in Peterborough.
At their East Side Mario's location on Lansdowne Street West, Dianne and Matthew Kraft received $4,529 in incentives through Peterborough Distribution Inc.'s Retrofit program for energy-efficient lighting (photo courtesy of Matt Kraft of East Side Mario's)

How going “green” can help you cut the costs of doing business

Tips, opportunities and incentives for businesses to save on energy costs
GreenUP Ecology Park volunteers gather around the campfire sharing memories from the gardening season and a hot cup of coffee.

Volunteers have been the backbone of GreenUP for over 20 years

Hundreds of people donate their time, ideas, skills, and enthusiasm to the environmental organization.
Volunteers planted red osier and silky dogwood, fragrant sumac, black-eyed Susan, and cardinal flower at James Stevenson Park to enhance the Otonabee River shoreline

Enhancing Peterborough’s urban shoreline

Volunteers help plant hundreds of native shrubs along the Otonabee River at James Stevenson Park.
A pollinator hedgerow established on YU Ranch in Norfolk County through the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program

Helping farmers grow a healthier environment

Learn more about the Alternative Land Use Services program at October 29th info session.
A monarch butterfly being released at GreenUP Ecology Park. You can tell this is a male butterfly as it has a black spot on each hind wing; females lack these spots. (Photo: Samantha Stephens)

Butterflies released in Peterborough to be tracked as they migrate to Mexico

GreenUP hosted monarch butterfly tag and release event at Ecology Park in September.
In Peterborough's first Depave Paradise project in June 2014, volunteers remove asphalt in front of the Brock Mission to prepare to transform the space into a garden

Depave to create another piece of paradise in Peterborough

On October 2 and 3, the project will transform a section of the Wireless Solutions parking lot into a garden.


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