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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.
Around 100 students and staff from King George Public School in Peterborough organized a clean up of Armour Hill and Rube Brady Park in East City on April 5th. Many Earth Day cleanups are planned throughout the City of Peterborough, including a city wide annual cleanup, The Super Spring Cleanup hosted by Rotary Club of Peterborough on Saturday, April 21st at Confederation Park across from City Hall. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

End plastic pollution on Earth Day by participating in a clean-up event

King George Public School students lead the way with an April 5th clean up in Peterborough.
Swapping out a few wardrobe items so that you can comfortably walk, cycle, or take transit can be as easy as adding a pair of rubber boots and a backpack to your spring outfit. Take the time in April to make preparations so that you can be ready to participate in Shifting Gears during the month of May. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

Get ready to shift gears and start walking, biking, or taking transit

Online registration is now open for Shifting Gears Peterborough 2018, which begins May 1.
GreenUP Environmental Education Coordinator Danica Jarvis shares resources from the new "Kitchen to Compost: Too Good to Waste" program with Environmental Educator Glen Caradus. The new program will see 150 new composters installed at Peterborough residences throughout the summer of 2018 to help reduce kitchen waste from taking up unnecessary space in the local landfill. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

New program to help Peterborough residents reduce waste by composting

'Kitchen to Compost' program will deliver and install a composter for $20.
A energy auditor conducts a pre-audit blower door test on a residential home in Peterborough. Over the past 25 years, GreenUP has conducted energy audits for more than 40 per cent of the homes in the Peterborough area. Currently, GreenUP provides audit services for two energy incentive programs available for local homeowners: the Enbridge Gas Home Energy Conservation Program and the Union Gas Home Reno Rebate Program. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

Save money, improve your home, and help the environment with home energy incentives

GreenUP can help you access energy rebates to upgrade your home.
World Water Day, on March 22nd every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water', exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Locally, GreenUP's Ready for Rain Peterborough program demonstrates what nature-based solutions to flooding concerns can look like in a neighbourhood. (Photo: UN Water)

On World Water Day, nature has the answer for our water challenges

Ready for Rain Peterborough and Peterborough Children's Water Festival are two important local initiatives.
Peterborough City Council has approved funding to support the development of a single-source organics pickup program in Peterborough, similar to other Ontario municipalities. The program will collect curbside kitchen waste for residents beginning in fall 2019.

Curbside organics collection coming to Peterborough in 2019

Program will reduce waste, greenhouse gases, and add years to the life of the Bensfort Road landfill.
Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough helps children and youth across our community learn to become confident and enthusiastic transit riders by offering programs like On The Bus, Grade 8 Transit Quest, and (new this spring) Student Trip by Transit. (Photo: GreenUP)

On The Bus program helps children learn to use transit

New Student Trip by Transit program also available for class trips this spring.
Attendees of Peterborough's Annual Seedy Sunday are able to choose from hundreds of varieties of organic, untreated, locally adapted seeds including unique and heirloom varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs. This year's Seedy Sunday will be held on March 11th at 534 George Street North from noon to 5 p.m. and will also include workshops, tools, and resources for eager gardeners. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

Get ready to grow your garden at Seedy Sunday on March 11

Stock up on a large variety of local and heirloom seeds for a diversity of vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
The Bardmatic Digester is a great waste management solution for households, designed to break down dog waste and organic kitchen waste including table scraps, citrus fruits, vegetable peelings, tealeaves, coffee grounds, and eggshells along with things that you can't put in a backyard composter, such as meat and bones. (Photo: Techstar Plastics Inc.)

Sustainable solutions for household animal waste

Consider purchasing a backyard digester, which can also be used for kitchen food waste.
Clearing away snow and ice from around the drain will prevent flooding from happening when there is a rise in the temperature. This is particularly important during a thaw or come spring when one of the main causes of localized flooding is a blocked storm drain.

How to get ready for winter thaws

Keep storm drains clear of ice and snow, use salt wisely, conserve water, and other tips.

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