The 9 Elements of a Sustainable Campus

Check out this free event coming up at OISE:

Wed. July 8, 2015  4.30-6pm
OISE, University of Toronto

Join Dr. Mitchell Thomashow, Professor Emeritus of Unity College, as he discusses a comprehensive strategy for campus sustainability that connects all aspects of campus life. He links sustainability to global environmental change, natural history, place-based learning, educational philosophy and human flourishing. Connecting his experiences to broader concerns, Thomashow connects the campus to the planet, reminding us that local efforts, taken together, can have a global impact.

Registration is free:

https://uoftsustainablecampus.eventbrite.com

New Positions Available!

EEON is looking for several new team members!

Have a look at these new volunteer postings on Goodworks.ca. If you are passionate about environmental education and have the right experience, we’d love to work with you.

Board of Directors

Community Engagement Coordinators (2)

Communications Coordinator

May 15: What’s Worth Knowing Symposium

• What is worth knowing? • Who needs to know it? • What needs to be done?

Join Learning for a Sustainable Future at their 2015 Symposium: What’s Worth Knowing: Education for the 21st Century Green Economy. A panel discussion among political, educational, and industry leaders will be followed by plenary sessions and action planning. Just announced: The keynote speaker will be the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

May 15, 2015, at the BMO Institute for Learning

For more info, see the LSF site and invitation.

Waterloo Region’s EcoFest

The Waterloo Region’s 8th annual EcoFest is happening Saturday May 30, 2015, at the Waterloo Region Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

This event is free for all. They are now accepting vendor applications for the “marketplace of bright ideas,” to celebrate the UN international year of light and light-based technologies.

More information can be found here.

“A fun-filled day to celebrate our environment and learn to reduce your footprint … one step at a time.”

OAGEE spring conference

May 8-10, 2015
Tobermory, Ontario

The Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE) spring conference is taking place May 8, 2015 with value added days May 9-10.

Early bird price for teachers: $90 before April 1st

Take a look at their conference page for additional information.

EcoLinks: OSEE Annual Conference

EcoLinks 2015:

Ontario Society for Environmental Education Annual Conference

May 11, 2015- Terra Cotta, Ontario

Online registrations are now open.
1 Day Conference (Regular) – $60
1 Day Conference (Full-time Students) – $40

Click here for further details.

Invitation for Project Partners for Environmental Literacy Poll

EEON has a new look and a new project.

Environmental Education Ontario (EEON) is looking for partners for our upcoming polling project. The purpose of this poll is to better understand the Ontario public’s current knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours on key environmental issues. The overall objectives of this project are to:

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Assess the current environmental                      Establish a baseline to allow change
literacy of Ontarians                                               to be measured over time

Who are we looking to partner with?
We are looking to partner with organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals who can help support EEON’s vision of establishing a baseline of environmental literacy in Ontario. We’re specifically looking for partners who can support our work on this project through charitable donations. We are also open to collaborating on specific poll questions.

Interested?
If you, your organization or company are interested in supporting this project, please email polling@eeon.org with your contact information and how you want to be involved in this project by January 31st. Or, you can donate to us directly here – you’ll instantly receive a charitable receipt via email.

Become a Member of EEON
EEON offers both Individual and Organizational memberships, with annual fees of  $10 for individuals and $40 for organizations. To become a member or to see a full list of member benefits, visit our member page here.

Learning for a Sustainable Future: Summer Institutes

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is providing 2 and 3 day professional development institutes across the province this summer.

Below is a list of  Ontario institutes, all of which will incorporate transformative learning strategies such as inquiry, action, and outdoor learning, as outlined in LSF’s Connecting the Dots resource.

Aligning Practice for Inquiry & Assessment
Invasive Species – Transforming Learning
Learning Strategies that Engage Students & Transform Learning
Strategies that Support Learning About Climate Change
Using Inquiry Learning to Build Community

New EEON website launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Have any comments on it? We’d be happy to hear from you! Just contact us.

Our Annual General Meeting

Environmental Education Ontario is pleased to announce our Annual General Meeting will take place on July 8, 2014 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Room 11-204, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto ON M5S 1V6. We have been undergoing a lot of internal renewal for the past two years and have emerged with a strong plan for the future. If you’d like to get the latest update on EEON’s activities or become an official member, we’d be happy to see you there.

Meeting Agenda

6:00 pm- 6:15 pm: Meet and Greet

 

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm: Introductions of all present; board members, candidates, and volunteers

 

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Voting on new board members and those continuing into a second term; voting on volunteer positions

 

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Confirmation of executive positions

 

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Confirmation of leads, members and terms of reference/work plan reviews for committees:

     -Programs

     -Strategic Resources

     -Communications

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