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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.
Learning how to read a transit map and schedule, and using public transit is a life skill that will help prepare youth to move independently through their community. Grade 8 Transit Quest provides students with a free bus pass for the March Break and an opportunity to learn how to use our local transit system. (Photo: Brianna Salmon, GreenUP)

Grade 8 students ride Peterborough Transit for free during March Break

Transit Quest program helps youth learn how to use public transportation to get around.
Enthusiastic seed savers swap seeds at Seedy Sunday's Seed Exchange Area. Seed swappers exchange their favourite seeds in labelled envelopes with the name of the plant, the date harvested, number of seeds, and other helpful growing information so that they can pass on their favourites to others. (Photo: Jillian Bishop)

Seedy Sunday Peterborough means spring is just around the corner

Buy or exchange locally grown heirloom seeds on March 13 at George Street United Church.
Adding insulation and sealing around windows can lower your utility bills substantially. Enbridge's Home Winterproofing Program offers such improvements for free to eligible customers.

Make your home more comfortable and save money this winter

It's not too late to take advantage of the free Enbridge Home Winterproofing Program.
In winter, when fruit trees lay dormant without leaves, you can easily see the shape of the branches and make improvements to increase the tree's health and the fruit you will harvest.

Why winter is the best time to prune your fruit trees and shrubs

Complete an online course on fruit tree care and get a free fruit tree from Ecology Park this spring.
Have a date with a chickadee this Valentine's Day! Chickadees land in hand to feed at Millar Creek Conservation Area in Peterborough County. (Photo: Karen Halley)

Fall in love with nature this Valentine’s Day

Share some quality time with your loved ones, or just yourself, by heading outdoors.
If you're used to dressing up warmly to shovel your driveway, you likely already have all the clothing you need to get out on your bike for Winter Bike to Work Day on February 12th. GreenUP's Brianna Salmon stays warm and dry while winter biking with good mitts, windproof pants, and water-proof boots. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUP)

Dig out your bicycle for Winter Bike to Work Day

Get prepared for the weather and ride your bike to work on Friday, February 12.
Winter Walk to School Day is next Wednesday, February 3rd. Elementary school students are encouraged to embrace the season by walking, biking, bussing or giving park and stride a try to increase exercise and reduce emissions around the school.

Bundle up and take to the sidewalks on Winter Walk to School Day

On February 3, children across Canada are encouraged to walk to school.
One of several environmentally themed documentaries screening at this year's ReFrame film festival, "The Messenger" documents the human impact on songbirds, including their most common cause of death in urban areas: severe head trauma from hitting the glass windows of high-rise structures.

Environmental documentaries to watch at Peterborough’s ReFrame Film Festival

The Messenger, After the Last River, and Fractured Land screen on January 29 and 30 at Showplace.
GreenUP employee Brianna Salmon commuting to work on a bicycle during the summer. To be more green in 2016, Brianna is going to try to ride her winter bike, even when it's less-than-pleasant out, and try to remain car-free. She agrees that driving can be faster, warmer, and can help us to feel more independent, but shares that she doesn't own a car because her job and commute don't require one. (Photo: Sue Sauve, City of Peterborough)

Being green in 2016

Steps you can take to become more environmentally conscious throughout the year.
During the 2015 Peterborough Children's Water Festival, a GreenUP Ecology Park educator at The Great Water Migration interactive activity centre demonstrates how children can reduce storm water runoff and improve the quality of water that goes down our drains

Peterborough Children’s Water Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016

Annual water education festival receives government funding to expand into classrooms, community events, and more.

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