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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.
Michael Harrald browses through the children's section at the GreenUP Store with her son Tobin who reads through the children's book, "Nurdle The Turtle – Lessons in Litter", written by local author, Rochelle Archibald. Harrald explains that she enjoys shopping at the GreenUP Store for its unique local gift choices and for many practical every day items such as lunch containers and cleaning products. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUP)

Living and buying local helps the economy and the environment

Peterborough GreenUp Store carries a variety of products from local entrepreneurs.
Cyclists, hikers, and dog walkers enjoy the Trans Canada Trail that winds through GreenUP Ecology Park in the city of Peterborough. Following the trail north, it links with Roger’s Cove and Beavermead Park, and connects to both the Rotary Greenway Trail in East City and the Parkway Trail via Jackson Park. Following in the other direction, the trail extends into Peterborough County, with routes to Wallace Point and Keene. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUp)

Walk, run, hike, or cycle trails in the Kawarthas this Saturday

International Trails Day events on June 4 in Peterborough, Lakefield, Millbrook, and more.
At the Peterborough Children's Water Festival this week, Glen Caradus led students through the history of the Otonabee River from a cultural and environmental perspective by following the story of the river while children interact with a watershed model and find ways to conserve and restore the river (photo: Karen Halley, GreenUp)

15 years of watering young minds at Peterborough Children’s Water Festival

Almost 1,400 elementary school students participating at annual water education event at Riverview Park and Zoo.
At a design charette for the Active Neighbourhoods Canada Peterborough Project last November, community members, local stakeholders, and City of Peterborough representatives discussed the Bethune Street redevelopment. On the table is the Stewart Street neighbourhood model which community members used to identify places they love, play, travel, and live. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUP)

Peterborough’s Bethune Street is getting a complete makeover

City's flood reduction reconstruction project offers opportunity to create a more livable urban streetscape
The City of Peterborough Environment Day takes place on the morning of Saturday, May 14 at 791 Webber Avenue, beside Value Village (graphic: City of Peterborough)

Saturday is Environment Day in the City of Peterborough

Dispose of unwanted household items for free, including electronics, video and audio tapes, car seats, vinyl records, and more.
Even a small garden bed can bring beauty to your living space and great bounty to your dinner table. Narrow raised beds alongside the The GreenUP Store in downtown Peterborough flourished last summer with species of squash, tomato, sunflowers, and herbs. (Photo: GreenUP)

Container gardening is for everyone

GreenUp's Karen Halley shares her experience and tips for creating your own mini garden.
The Shifting Gears program is among the most successful transportation demand management initiatives implemented in Canada. Shifting Gears significantly reduces the number of Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) trips made during the month of May by encouraging community members to walk, cycle, carpool, or ride the bus. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

Shift gears during the month of May and connect with your city

Walk, cycle, carpool, take the bus, and more during Peterborough's annual transportation challenge.
Repair Café Peterborough is a free monthly event run by volunteer fixers who share their knowledge and skills to help you repair things that just don't work anymore. They can help rewire lamps, de-bug computers, mend rips in pants, glue broken jewelry, and more. (Photo: Repair Cafe Peterborough / Facebook)

Go beyond the three Rs this Earth Week

Take advantage of the sharing economy through the Peterborough Tool Library, Repair Cafe, reBOOT, and B!KE.
A pollen-laden bumblebee in flight. Bumblebee species are declining around the world. (Photo: Pahazzard / Wikipedia)

The plight of the bumblebee

Six ways you can help prevent the decline of this gentle pollinator.
Shane and Amanda Palmer, owners of Green Eyewear Optical, were early members of the Green Business Peterborough program when it was first launched in 2012 (photo: Matt Higgs)

Improving energy conservation improves the bottom line

GreenUp relaunches its Green Business Peterborough program witha focus on small business.

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