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November 2019

Repair Cafe

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Geneva Event Centre, 16 West St. S
Orillia,
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Volunteer fixers will attempt to repair a wide assortment of items.

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The ROI of Sustainability

November 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street
Orillia, Ontario Canada
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The ROI of Sustainability:  Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line In this seminar, hosted by Sustainable Orillia's Development & Investment Sector, Guest Speaker, Bob Willard, will demonstrate the 7 most significant sustainability-related contributors to profit/cost savings. Increased revenue Reduced energy expenses Reduced waste expenses Reduced materials and water expenses Increased employee productivity Reduced hiring and attrition expenses Reduced risks to revenue and expenses of inaction Bob will walk you through his ROI of Sustainability Workbook so that…

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Storying Climate Change

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leacock Museum Orillia, + Google Map

Canadian writers Kyo Maclear (Birds Art Life, Orillia’s Big Read 2017 selection) and Catriona Sandilands (Queer Ecologies) will be joined by local writers and storytellers to read, tell stories, and discuss a new collection of climate change stories, titled Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times. Although climate change is global and dramatic, its effects are also experienced locally by people who are struggling to understand the impacts of climate change on their daily lives. Including more than forty works…

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How to Get to Zero: A Carbon Neutral Orillia

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street
Orillia, Ontario Canada
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Presented by: Sustainable Orillia & Lakehead University A practical and stimulating conversation about how we can turn the low-carbon dream into a reality for a healthier City, economy and planet. Part of Al Gore's 24 Hours of Reality - Truth in Action Register Here

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Managing Your Waste: 5 Practical Tips For Recycling, Waste Management & Composting

November 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street
Orillia, Ontario Canada
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Businesses, organizations and the general public will benefit from learning how doing a better job on waste diversion, to save money and help protect the environment. The Goods and Services Sector has teamed up with City of Orillia's Waste Management Advisory Committee and Greg Preston, Manager of Water & Waste Management to bring the inside scoop on how to compost more, recycle better, reuse more and save money on waste management. Register Here

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