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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.

Reflections from the community about changes to Peterborough’s landscape from the May 2022 derecho...

'Stump Stories' from Kawartha World Issues Centre show how changes in the landscape came with an emotional toll.
In late winter and early spring, melting snow and ice can cause contaminants to run off into source water locations, such as rivers and lakes. You can help protect source water in late winter and early spring by reducing your salt use and clearing storm drains. (Photo: Jessica Todd / GreenUP)

Late winter and early spring is the time to think about protecting our water

How we can prepare our homes for the freeze-thaw conditions that are inevitable at this time of year.
Many studies have shown that spending time in nature can improve both our mental and physical health. There is a lot to see when you spend time outside, like this beautiful cedar waxwing that was spotted in Jackson Park munching away on the berries. (Photo: Jessica Todd / GreenUP)

Nature spots in Peterborough that can benefit your physical and mental health

Let nature nurture you at Jackson Park, Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park, Ecology Park, and in your own neighbourhood.
Grade 8 Transit Quest passes and trip planning resources have been delivered to the Grade 8 classroom of each Peterborough school. Participating students can ride Peterborough Transit for free from during March Break from March 10 to 19, 2023. (Photo: GreenUP)

Peterborough Grade 8 students can once again ride the bus for free during March...

Annual Grade 8 Transit Quest program helps youth build confidence and eliminates barriers to independent travel.
City of Peterborough councillor Joy Lachica at a city-owned Level 2 charging station. The public charging stations for electric vehicles are located at Del Crary Park, the Peterborough Memorial Centre, the Simcoe Street Parking Garage, and the King Street Parking Garage. (Photo: Lili Paradi / GreenUP)

Electric vehicles are good for Peterborough businesses as well as the environment

Along with maintenance and operating costs, financial incentives are available for businesses who want to make the switch.
The Peterborough GreenUP Store and other local sustainable stores carry gifts to show your love no matter what day it is. Pictured here are a love-filled sticker and a stunning ornament by Peterborough artist Brianna Gosselin, deliciously fragrant Rose + Vanilla soap by Swift Acres Apiary in Apsley, two beeswax candles from This Old Flame in Peterborough to brighten the mood, and a $25 gift card from GreenUP so you can continue to spread the love by supporting the not-for-profit environmental organization. (Photo: Lili Paradi / GreenUP)

Show you care for that special someone and the environment too during the month...

Local, eco-friendly, and packaging-free romantic gifts are always available at the Peterborough GreenUP Store.
Many homeowners are switching to cold-climate air-source heat pumps, shown here, to save money and to keep their home warm during the winter while remaining climate-conscious. (Photo: Clara Blakelock / GreenUP)

Peterborough homeowners look to the future by installing air-source heat pumps

Learn about the heating system that will help us meet our greenhouse gas emission targets.
Peterborough GreenUP's Climate Leadership Camp for Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse Youth is a week-long camp at Ecology Park during July and August tailored to ages 11 to 13. The camp offers gender-diverse youth the chance to build the skills and confidence needed to become climate leaders, with a focus on green building, food security, cycling skills, climate adaptation, and water protection. (Photo: Genevieve Ramage)

Climate leadership camp at Peterborough’s Ecology Park empowers youth to take action

Registration is now open for fourth season of GreenUP's Climate Leadership Camp for Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse Youth along with other summer camps.
The 2023 ReFrame Film Festival, running from January 26 to February 3, includes the world premiere of "Rewilding the Classroom", a short documentary by educator Cam Douglas and filmmaker Rodney Fuentes about aligning educational practices with the reality of environmental crises through the Youth Leadership in Sustainability program in Peterborough. (Photo courtesy ReFrame Film Festival)

ReFrame documentary highlights program that prepares Peterborough students for environmental leadership

'Rewilding the Classroom' is a short film by Cam Douglas and Rodney Fuentes about the Youth Leadership in Sustainability program.
Peterborough GreenUP shares 10 must-see environmentally themed films to watch during the virtual 2023 ReFrame Film Festival, which runs from January 26 to February 3. (Collage: kawarthaNOW)

Must-see environmentally themed films at the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival

Peterborough GreenUP shares 10 films highlighting importance of global and local climate action at virtual festival from January 26 to February 3.

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