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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.
In winter, when fruit trees lay dormant without leaves, you can easily see the shape of the branches and make improvements to increase the tree's health and the fruit you will harvest.

Why winter is the best time to prune your fruit trees and shrubs

Complete an online course on fruit tree care and get a free fruit tree from Ecology Park this spring.
Have a date with a chickadee this Valentine's Day! Chickadees land in hand to feed at Millar Creek Conservation Area in Peterborough County. (Photo: Karen Halley)

Fall in love with nature this Valentine’s Day

Share some quality time with your loved ones, or just yourself, by heading outdoors.
If you're used to dressing up warmly to shovel your driveway, you likely already have all the clothing you need to get out on your bike for Winter Bike to Work Day on February 12th. GreenUP's Brianna Salmon stays warm and dry while winter biking with good mitts, windproof pants, and water-proof boots. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUP)

Dig out your bicycle for Winter Bike to Work Day

Get prepared for the weather and ride your bike to work on Friday, February 12.
Winter Walk to School Day is next Wednesday, February 3rd. Elementary school students are encouraged to embrace the season by walking, biking, bussing or giving park and stride a try to increase exercise and reduce emissions around the school.

Bundle up and take to the sidewalks on Winter Walk to School Day

On February 3, children across Canada are encouraged to walk to school.
One of several environmentally themed documentaries screening at this year's ReFrame film festival, "The Messenger" documents the human impact on songbirds, including their most common cause of death in urban areas: severe head trauma from hitting the glass windows of high-rise structures.

Environmental documentaries to watch at Peterborough’s ReFrame Film Festival

The Messenger, After the Last River, and Fractured Land screen on January 29 and 30 at Showplace.
GreenUP employee Brianna Salmon commuting to work on a bicycle during the summer. To be more green in 2016, Brianna is going to try to ride her winter bike, even when it's less-than-pleasant out, and try to remain car-free. She agrees that driving can be faster, warmer, and can help us to feel more independent, but shares that she doesn't own a car because her job and commute don't require one. (Photo: Sue Sauve, City of Peterborough)

Being green in 2016

Steps you can take to become more environmentally conscious throughout the year.
During the 2015 Peterborough Children's Water Festival, a GreenUP Ecology Park educator at The Great Water Migration interactive activity centre demonstrates how children can reduce storm water runoff and improve the quality of water that goes down our drains

Peterborough Children’s Water Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016

Annual water education festival receives government funding to expand into classrooms, community events, and more.
Peterborough Pulse, Downtown Peterborough's first open streets event in July 2015, was a huge success and plans are underway for a bigger and better event in 2016 (photo: Linda McIllwain / kawarthaNOW)

Seven ways Peterborough “Greened Up” in 2015

And a taste of what the environmental organization has planned for 2016.
GreenUP Ecology Park's bee yard is part of their Pollen Power! children's educational program and will expand into the broader community in spring of 2016 (photo courtesy of GreenUP)

A Bee Positive Peterborough

GreenUP's Community Beekeeping initiative plans to expand urban beekeeping in 2016.
Children string popcorn, grapes, and cranberries onto strings to make bird-friendly garlands at GreenUP Ecology Park at an event on Sunday, December 6

Feeding backyard birds is family winter fun

How you can attract birds while helping them survive the winter.


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