Archive | November 2011

Events in November [week 4]: Info Session by Mike Nevin – Small to Mid-scale Composting on 1 Acre or Less

The event below is an EnvironBuzz initiative:

Mike Nevin,  Compost Facilitator at FoodShare Toronto has many years of experience educating people about how to reduce their carbon footprint through composting.

This information session is a preview of Mike’s presentation at the Guelph Organic Conference coming up in January 2012 at Guelph University.  The presentation will focus on the 5 factors that lead to a successful small to mid-scale composting.  The factors include:

a) Feedstock and inputs

b) Bulking agents,

c) Air/oxygen,

d) Moisture

e) Time & labor available

He will talk about process adaptation to accommodate whatever inputs you have; common challenges and solutions; Carbon to Nitrogen ratios of commonly available materials and answer any questions you might have.  There will be a discussion forum after the presentation to get audience feedback.

In addition to the information session, there will be a tour of Foodshare’s composting site, greenhouse and worm composting project. A bag of compost and a book : Wayne Robert’s “Get a life” will be given to the first 8 members that register to attend.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, December 2, 2011, 10:00 am

Location: FoodShare

90 Croatia Street , Toronto, ON (map)

For more event details about the event and for future events hosted by EnvironBuzz, click here.

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EnvironBuzz is open to everyone interested in environmental and sustainability issues.

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Events In November [Week 3]: An EnvironBuzz initiative…

Come along for an exciting tour and visit a landfill site turned into a beautiful golf course. Also experience the wonder of how the waste you generate is turned into green electricity!!!

Date: Monday, November 21, 2011, 1:00 to 3.00 pm

Location: Braeben Golf Course

5700 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga, ON (map)

The meeting point for participants is the Car Park.

Come and experience a landfill site turned into a recreational space and the waste you generate turned into green electricity!

About the tour…

The tour will run from 1.00pm – 3.00pm. The tour will comprise of a visit to a closed landfill site and a nearby landfill gas plant. The landfill site contains over 13 million cubic meters of waste deposited between 1980 and 2001. The landfill site has been restored into a golf course for public use. Underneath the golf course, methane (landfill/greenhouse gas) is still been produced in significant quantities as a result of the continuous breakdown of waste. The methane produced is piped from the landfill to a nearby electricity generation plant that supplies surrounding areas with green electricity.

An excellent example of an environmental solution!

For more event details about the event and for future events hosted by EnvironBuzz, click here.

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EnvironBuzz is open to everyone interested in environmental and sustainability issues.

Richmond Hill Medical Spa introduces: ‘Cellcosmetcellmen’, an anti-aging skin care line

Click Here to see Event Flyer 

RICHMOND HILL MEDICAL SPA

Introduces an Anti- aging Skin Car e Line for anyone who seeks a cosmeceutic for daily use, which fortifies the repairing and self protecting properties of the skin.

We welcome the Richmond Hill Womenʼs Networking Association

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
158 Elgin Mills Road W. Richmond Hill, ON
Kindly, RSVP with the meeting coordinator: Diane Karelis @ 647 938 0854
Please be advised that there is limited parking. No parking in front of west garage.  Additional parking can be found at the corner plaza of Yonge Street & Elgin Mills Road (Southwest corner). We are the 15th house west of Yonge Street, on the north side.