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Words like "climate change", "sustainability" and "global warming" have been tossed about, more as theory than as a catalyst for immediate action. One local organization is attempting to break this mold by taking concrete steps to address these issues.
The Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a not-for-profit organization based in the Niagara Region that focuses on advancing both environmental and economic performance through the greening of local businesses and municipalities. The goal is to provide opportunities for local individuals, organizations and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. Katrina Kroeze, the Executive Director of Niagara Sustainability Initiative, will give us an overview of the organization and its projects at our October 20th meeting. Katrina has worked with NSI for 2 years, starting out in a volunteer and intern role and quickly being promoted to Events Coordinator and then Program Manager. In September of 2013, she was selected as the Executive Director of the organization. Her main focus has been to create a network of collaborating organizations in the Niagara community who are interested in making a real impact on sustainability.
Members of the public, as well as Club members, are invited to join us at the Stevensville Conservation Area clubhouse, 7 pm, for this informative presentation.
Don't forget our outing to Shagbark Nature Park on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 10:00 am. Meet in the parking lot off Burleigh Rd between Nigh Rd. & Dominion Rd. Join the scavenger hunt for the whole family and make a nature bracelet to take home. Bring your binoculars to learn about local birds. For more information, contact Dawn Pierrynowski, 905-384-2476
The Bert Miller Nature Club Proudly Presents a Butterfly Festival!
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Ontario Public Health Division fact sheet on Lyme Disease.
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The increasing conflict between human activities and the biosphere is unsustainable – the climate is changing, biodiversity is decreasing, habitats are being lost and most ecological systems have been significantly altered. If human society is going to prosper in the future, we must immediately adopt ecologically sustainable practices. In 2002 the U.N. Environmental Program proposed the "Melbourne Principles" as a guide to an equitable and sustainable future. In 2009 the Region of Niagara incorporated these principles into the Regional Policy Plan. The Bert Miller Nature Club is now asking that everyone in the environmental community become familiar with the Melbourne Principles and insist that they be applied in their communities as the standard of practice.