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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 Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program connects GreenUP staff with residents in two Peterborough neighbourhoods to install greening projects, such as this pollinator garden, that has been planted in the East City Curtis Creek neighbourhood. SUN program greening projects improve neighbourhood aesthetics, increase greenspace and canopy shade, and enhance resident well being. (Photo: GreenUP)

Program helps Peterborough residents “green up” their neighbourhoods

GreenUP hosting information events about Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program on January 20 and 22.
A male Northern Cardinal perches on a tree branch at GreenUP Ecology Park. Cardinals are a common and beautiful sighting at feeders over the winter. Many bird species remain in cold, northern areas for the season. You can help ease the hardships of birds that stick around by providing food to supplement their diet. (Photo: Karen Halley)

How you can help local birds survive the winter

Backyard bird feeding is also a great way to enjoy nature.
GreenUP's Jenn McCallum cycling to work in the winter. Winter weather can be chilly and windy, but why not try ditching the car and choosing a more healthy and active way to get to work? You can also save a lot of money by choosing active transportation instead of driving. (Photo: GreenUP)

Eight New Year’s resolutions for a greener 2018

Help save money on household expenses and reduce waste and energy consumption.
During NeighbourPLAN Map Chats, residents can place pins on a 3D map of their neighbourhood to indicate areas that they travel through, gather or shop at, feel safe or unsafe in, feel is important or needs improvement, and more. (Photo: GreenUP)

New NeighbourPLAN program gets residents engaged in city planning

Participatory planning projects are taking place in three Peterborough neighbourhoods.
If you're looking for last minute stocking stuffers, the GreenUP Store at 378 Aylmer Street North in downtown Peterborough carries specifically selected, green and local items so you can shop with confidence knowing that anything you choose has been carefully sourced and scrutinized to meet high environmental standards. (Photo: GreenUP)

10 green stocking stuffers for under $20

These eco-friendly and unique gifts are available at the GreenUP Store in Peterborough.
For quick and easy solutions to reducing holiday wrapping waste, visit the GreenUP Store. Many of GreenUP's green wrapping options include fabric and craft paper bags, gift envelopes and bows made from magazine and book pages, and many zero-waste wrapping options such as totes, pouches, and bags also make great gifts by themselves. (Photo: GreenUP)

Reduce holiday waste by wrapping your gifts the green way

Creative tips, ideas, and solutions to keep non-recyclable paper, ribbons, and bows out of the landfill.
GreenUP Environmental Educator Danica Jarvis recommends selecting gifts with minimal and recyclable packaging, such as the locally made Free To Be natural soap, and reusable gift wrapping options such as natural cotton CredoBags and festive printed fabric gift bags. Many of the products featured at the GreenUP Store promote a more sustainable lifestyle by offering reusable alternatives to single use items. (Photo: GreenUP)

Help your community and the planet by shopping local and giving green

Reasons why you should support local businesses and artisans and buy environmentally sustainable products.
The GreenUP Store features many resources, ideas, and products to help you have a green and waste-free holiday. Here, GreenUP Store Coordinator Kristen LaRocque decorates the storefront at 378 Aylmer Street with natural cedar, balsam fir, sumac, and dogwood boughs: decorations that will beautify the space for the entire winter and are completely compostable at the end of the season. (Photo: GreenUP)

5 tips for hosting a green holiday event

How to make your holiday party better for your guests and better for the planet.
From December 14 through January 5 each year, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in the Christmas Bird Count. Wildlife organizations use data collected in this long-running census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. In the Kawarthas, there are counts taking place in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Hastings. (Photo: Camilla Cerea / Audubon)

Contribute to citizen science during the annual Christmas Bird Count in the Kawarthas

Help assess the health of bird populations during counts in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and more
Taking a few minutes to care for your rain barrel will ensure that it lasts for many years. If you haven’t already done so, there is still time to winterize your rain barrel in four easy steps to properly store it over the cold season.

If you own a rain barrel, it’s time to get it ready for winter

Follow these four easy steps to ensure your rain barrel lasts for many years.

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