reThink Green Celebrates Environment and Community at the 13th Annual Earth Festival

Sudbury – reThink Green will be celebrating the environment at Earth Festival 2018 held on Saturday June 2nd at Memorial Park between 10 am and 3 pm. Musicians, businesses, and grassroots organizations will come together, as one, to show their appreciation for the beautiful surroundings shared here in Greater Sudbury.

“Our environment connects us all,” says David St. Georges, Communications Director for reThink Green. “Sharing a day together appreciating the beautiful landscape we’ve been given links us as a community.”
An event that brings together over 1500 visitors from the community Earth Festival features a variety of environmental, holistic, and community-focused businesses and organizations. Combined with live music, food, and kid’s activities it’s a way to share environmental awareness as friends and family.

“Environmental sustainability starts in our homes and then grows out into our lives.” Says Scott Florence, Managing Director for reThink Green, as well as the event’s emcee. “It was important for us to make it a family friendly event. To show our youth how we are making an impact so that they may one day pick up that torch. Then furthermore some litter”

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Dedicated Cyclist All Winter Long

SUDBURY- The Commuter Challenge celebrates and encourages Sudbury residents to choose more sustainable, environmentally-friendly commuting options. This annual event will run from June 3rd to June 9th and is part of the national Commuter Challenge program. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to register today at www.commuterchallenge.ca, and track their progress during challenge week.

Sudbury’s Commuter Challenge is lead by reThink Green, and one staff member has been getting ready by commuting to work by bike all winter long.

“Winter cycling and any season cycling in fact, is such a great way to start the day,” said Cassidy McAuliffe, cycling enthusiast and Member Profile Officer with reThink Green. “Whether it's the dose of fresh air, getting the heart rate up or the simple accomplishment of using my own peddle power, I feel awake, more confident and ready to start the day!”
Cassidy left her motor car for a more active and sustainable commute during a year living in Toronto, riding down King Street with many other busy commuters. Now, back in Greater Sudbury, she was determined to keep her active lifestyle in support of the environment.

“Although some days I might not feel like it, I always feel so good when I get to work,” McAuliffe continues, reflecting on her winter rides. “The most difficult part of winter cycling is soft snow. Biking through loosely packed snow is like biking in sand. The best was when the temperatures dropped, and everything froze solid.”

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reThink Green Announces Sudbury-Manitoulin Low-Carbon Building Skills Partnership Project

SUDBURY- reThink Green is excited to announce the 2018 Sudbury-Manitoulin Low-Carbon Building Skills (LCBS) Partnership Project. The LCBS Partnership Project will support Ontario’s commitment to the Climate Change Action Plan by helping organizations involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings increase their current capacity to provide low-carbon building skills.

This project, which is a partnership between reThink Green and Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin, will assess the existing ability of the Sudbury and Manitoulin workforce to provide low-carbon building skills, and the additional skills and training that may be required. This assessment will assist training providers, industry, unions, employment services, and others with labour market intelligence.
Project objectives include: engaging with industry, labour, designers, green energy organizations, colleges, Indigenous communities, and others to identify any skills shortages or gaps, challenges and/or barriers, projected need, and training requirements.

Project activities will include: establishing an expert advisory panel, conducting surveys and round-table consultations with key stakeholders, and the exploration of innovative strategies. Expected outcomes will include a final report with recommendations.

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