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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.
Students attending this 2018 Peterborough Children’s Water Festival hold up their favourite invertebrates. The Otonabee Conservation activity centre allows children to get up close with many aquatic bugs and insects to understand how their unique features allow them to live in water. This year's festival, which took place on June 6th and 7th, had registration numbers. (Photo: Karen Halley / GreenUP)

Peterborough Children’s Water Festival helps kids discover the importance of water

This year's festival on June 6 and 7 saw record attendance and 36 activity centres.
GreenUP staff enjoy a picnic at Ecology Park in Peterborough using waste-free and reusable alternatives to disposable and single-use food packing options. Stainless steel containers, water bottles, reusable drinking boxes, lunch bags, totes, and fabric snack bags -- available at the GreenUP Store -- will help you create a convenient, nutritious, and fun picnic. (Photo: Vern Bastable / GreenUP)

Your guide to a waste-free picnic season

Avoid the waste without losing the taste with these tips from GreenUP.
Pulse Pop-Ups are neighbourhood-scaled open street events, also known internationally as play streets, where neighbours turn their residential streets into spaces for playing and gathering for music, food, arts, and play. This Pulse Pop-Up on Harvey Street in Peterborough included a bike playground, as shown, a jug band, pop-up bike lanes, chalk murals, a BBQ, and more. (Photo: Karen Halley)

Streets aren’t just for cars … they’re for people too

GreenUP programs help residents re-imagine their neighbourhoods with streets that are safe for all.
In 2017, 100in1Day Toronto set up a swing, games, balloons, bubbles, and other activities in an alleyway to animate the space in a positive, fun, and playful way. This year, Peterborough will be one of 13 Canadian cities participating in 100in1Day on June 2nd, 2018. The possibilities of your local event are limited only by your imagination. (Photo: Nicole Bruun-Myyer / 100in1Day Toronto)

100in1Day festival demonstrates collective power of small actions

Day of grassroots activities on June 2 will celebrate active citizenship in Peterborough.
Gardeners at the annual GreenUP Ecology Park Plant Sale on May 20, 2018 can choose from over 150 species of edible and native plants, shrubs, and trees that thrive in our region of Ontario. Selecting locally adapted native species to plant ensures that you are also providing habitat for wildlife and food sources for pollinators. (Photo: GreenUP)

Start your gardening season off right at the Ecology Park Plant Sale on Sunday

GreenUP fundraiser offers 150 species of native and local plants grown in region's actual conditions.
Connor Overbaugh, Summer Waste Technician with the City of Peterborough, helps Peterborough resident Jenn McCallum install a composter as part of the new partnership program with GreenUP called "Kitchen to Compost: Too Good To Waste". Peterborough residents can sign up to have a composter delivered and installed for $20. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

Tips to get you composting during Compost Awareness Week

Become aware of your waste habits and learn how to change them.
May is a month of rejuvenation, growth, and great green events! GreenUP offers many resources, products, events, and workshops in May, including the official start of the gardening season, The Annual GreenUP Ecology Park Plant Sale on May 20th from noon to 4 p.m. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

GreenUP welcomes spring with great green events in May

Events include annual Ecology Park Plant Sale, Shifting Gears, Thursday Bike Nights, Kids on Bikes Ptbo, and Rain Garden Tour.
"You know something's important to you when it appears as your birthday cake", one of the photos in the "Life by Bike" SPARK Photo Festival exhibit on display at GreenUP in downtown Peterborough until the end of April. (Photo: Cam Douglas)

‘Life by Bike’ photos celebrate Peterborough’s bicycle culture

SPARK Photo Festival exhibit on display at GreenUP until the end of April with a reception on April 28.
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.

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