Guelph Greens Newsletter: May 30, 2016

Guelph Greens Newsletter: May 30, 2016

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 It’s been a busy spring for Greens in Guelph!

Last month, the Green Party of Ontario held their annual general meeting in Calabogie, and both Guelph Greens exec and active Greens from our community came out to share ideas, discuss Green policies and shape the future of the party. The members directed the party to push for more active play in the Ontario School curriculum, stronger support and safety for animals including creating an Animal Bill of Rights, and support for a Basic Annual Income for every Ontarian along with many other important policies. You will soon be able to read all of the new policies in the updated Policy Book on the GPO website.

And just this past weekend, a few of our fantastic volunteers joined the Wellington Water Watchers’ and SaveOurWater.ca’s Walk for Water, trekking all the way from Guelph to the Nestlé plant in Aberfoyle for a rally to preserve our fresh water supply. And a few of our fantastic volunteers lent a hand to the Niska road cleanup.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped out this month — you’ve done so much to keep our water safe and our city clean!

Want to get involved this June?

We’ve got your Green social calendar, right here

June 1 – Thomas Teuwen Tour. Thomas, Elizabeth May’s volunteer coordinator, is holding a training session (and potluck) on how to create a Green Action Team on social media. If you’re interested in digital marketing, this training’s for you! If you’re interesting in attending, email candicelepage@gpo.ca for the details.

June 2 – Guelph Greens Pub Night. It’s finally patio season, so come out and enjoy the weather at our pub night at the Woolwich Arms in downtown Guelph! Pub night starts at 7PM, and the nachos are on us!

July 2 – Toronto Pride. We’re helping to the Green Party of Canada’s float at this year’s pride parade in Toronto, and we’d love to see a Green presence from Guelph there! The parade starts at 2PM, and you can get all the details here! (http://www.pridetoronto.com/) Email candicelepage@gpo.ca if you want to get involved.

Are you a writer, editor or just have an opinion to share?

We’re just about to launch our brand new updated website at guelphgreens.ca, and we’re looking for contributors for our blog! We’ll be publishing news about environmental activism, social justice and other Green principles in Guelph, and sharing your thoughts and opinions on Green-related issues affecting our city.

If you’re interested in contributing or just want more information, email comms@guelphgreens.ca for details.