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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.
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.
Tegan Moss has completely eliminated municipal water use by being a Water Wise gardener in the front yard of her Sherbrooke Street home. Moss plants native, drought tolerant species such as milkweed, has reduced the amount of her lawn space while increasing the amount of garden space, uses mulch to retain water, and waters only with rain collected in a rain barrel. (Photo: Heather Ray)

Become a wise water neighbour and get recognized

New GreenUP and Peterborough Utilities program encourages Peterborough residents to conserve water.
It's time to reduce our use of polystyrene. Single-use Styrofoam cups and containers not only litter the landscape, but even when they are disposed properly in the landfill they take 500 years to break down.

Spring away from Styrofoam

How to reduce your use of polystyrene products and recycle some of the ones you use.
GreenUP's Ausma Clappsion stocks the shelves at the GreenUP Store and Resource Centre with varieties of heirloom tomato seeds. Also available are many varieties of untreated, non-GMO seeds including herbs, beans, beets, cucumber, zucchini, squash, radish, and more. (Photo: Karen Halley)

Eager gardeners can start planting seeds indoors right now

How to start growing your plants and prepare them for transplanting outdoors in May.
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.

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