The Guelph Green Story contest: It’s time to show off your Green pride

In June, 2022, as Ontario voters head to the provincial polls, many will inevitably feel “forced” to pick between the lesser of two evils–a toss-up between Red and Blue. If only they knew there was another (Greener) way!

If they could hear from people who, at one point, felt exactly as they do right now—but who took the leap, voted Green, and now firmly believe they’ve found the path to a greater Ontario.

That’s where we’re hoping the Provincial Guelph Green Story Contest can help. We’re asking all Provincial Guelph Green supporters to share their “why”—why did you go Green? What were your initial hesitations—and how did you overcome them?

Ultimately, we’d like to collect a whole boatload of testimonials that we can share with prospective Green voters in 2022—to show them that they aren’t alone. There is another way. And it’s a really great one.

Your story doesn’t have to be long (a few paragraphs at most) and it can be a really easy way to support the Campaign to Re-elect Mike Schreiner. If you’re interested, here are the details:

Deadline: Friday, May 28

Length: 100-300 words (if you’d like to go longer, that’s quite alright but we may have to edit it for length!)

Writing Guidelines: Simply answer the question “Why did you first vote Green in a Guelph Provincial Election?” We should emphasize that this is for the Provincial Guelph Greens (so it has to be a provincial story and, ideally, a Guelph story.)

Prize: Each entry will be assigned a number that Mike Schreiner will blindly pull out of a hat. The randomly-chosen winner will receive a $100 gift card to the Neighbourhood Group of Companies Restaurants (which includes The Wooly Pub, Borealis Grille and Bar, Miijidaa Café and Bistro, and Park Grocery deli & bar). They will also be invited to read their story at the Campaign to Re-Elect Mike Schreiner’s June 2 event.

All submissions, including the winner’s, will be used in promotional materials to support the Campaign to Re-elect Mike Schreiner.

How to submit: Send your story to dianne@mikeforguelph.ca by 11:59pm on Friday May 28, 2021!

 

Doughnut Economics: Is GDP the reason for the world’s problems?

Chances are, even if you don’t have the slightest interest in economics, you’ve probably heard of the term “Gross Domestic Product” (or GDP for short). It’s essentially the tool we use to compare an economy’s output—and see how our country’s overall income measures up compared to the year before. It’s the primary indicator used to determine the health of an economy—domestic and global—and its continual growth is the goal of developed countries across the world.

It’s so embedded into our collective thinking that you’d be forgiven for believing it’s the most effective measure of progress available. The thing is, it isn’t. In fact, for the last 70 years, GDP has caused us to focus on the wrong things—which has resulted in some pretty dire social and environmental problems.

This is precisely what the Doughnut Economics Book Club discussed in our first two meetings, as we made our way through the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist by Kate Raworth. While these two chapters touched on a LOT of topics, their underlying theme was rather straightforward: If we hope to move into the Doughnut, we need to “Change The Goal”.

As Raworth outlines in her book, GDP is laden with flaws. On the one hand, it only acknowledges the market value for goods and services—and completely ignores the bigger picture (like, say, the role of the household in a well-functioning society). Second, it’s obsessed with this notion of eternal growth (if you look at the GDP curve, it only goes up)—and encourages us to do some crazy stuff in our quest to attain it.

Bottom line? This fixation on GDP isn’t working out very well for us—which is why we need to shift our focus. Enter, the Doughnut.

Raworth refers to the Doughnut as a 21st century compass—something that will allow us to divert our attention away from the goal of never-ending growth and toward a new goal of “dynamic balance” that will ultimately lead to “human prosperity in a flourishing web of life”.

To make the shift, however, we’ll have to pay attention to five key factors: population, distribution, aspiration, technology and governance. Specifically, we’ll have to:

  • Stabilize the world’s population, by ensuring everyone’s social needs are met (particularly, by making sure women have the power and resources to manage the size of their families);
  • Take steps to ensure the equitable distribution of humanity’s use of resources;
  • Collectively change our lifestyle aspirations to fit within the earth’s planetary boundaries;
  • Leverage technology in ways that allow us to effectively meet people’s housing, transport, water, sanitation, food and energy needs while staying within the ecological confines of the planet; and
  • Design governance frameworks that are equipped to address the 21st-century challenges we face on a local, national, regional and global level.

How, exactly, do we go about enacting this type of change? Well, that seems to be a story for another chapter. If you’d like to join us on our quest to learn more about Doughnut Economics—or if you’d like to participate in the Doughnut Economics bookclub on Thursdays at 1:30—you can do so on the Guelph: A Doughnut City Facebook page or our Slack channel. We hope to see you there!

In case you missed it: This is why the wetlands matter 

It’s a hot, sunny day in July—we’re talking ideal beach weather. The kind of day when just loading your car with a beach blanket, umbrella and cooler makes you break into a vicious sweat. The beads trickle down your face as you hop into your scalding seat (yow!), roll down the windows and hit the road—eagerly anticipating the ice-cold lake water on your skin.

When you arrive, however, the parking lot is suspiciously empty. Confused, you look around—and that’s when you see it:

WARNING: Toxin-producing blue-green algae is currently present.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a similar situation, urban wetland destruction is quite likely to blame. And given how things are going in Ontario lately, beach days like this are probably going to be much more common.

That said, it’s not too late to change our trajectory. And with World Water Day coming up on March 22, we thought this would be an opportune time to unpack the issue—and suggest one key thing you can do to help.

The wetland lowdown

You know those wetlands that have been making headlines lately? Well, it turns out these unassuming natural areas are kind of a big deal.

If you’re lucky, you’ve seen them in your neighbourhood—they include green spaces that are often flooded after a heavy rainstorm, or that hold water after a quick thaw in the spring. Not only do they store and filter sediment from stormwater, but they actually remove the nutrients that cause these afore-mentioned algae blooms. As an added bonus, their vegetation, peats, and organic soils sequester carbon from the atmosphere and store it—making them an incredibly powerful tool in the fight against climate change.  They are also biodiversity hotspots – over 20 percent of the province’s species at risk are directly dependent on wetland habitats.

Once we lose them, no human-made stormwater pond can adequately replace them—and we’re starting to see a host of side effects. Higher algae counts are one of them. We’re also probably going to experience a lot more flooded basements—thanks to higher rates of precipitation and no place for the water to go. You’ll also want to add “more carbon in our atmosphere” to the list and “wasted taxpayer dollars”—which will inevitably be spent after we try to fix the damage.  Finally, we’ll lose the ecological resilience that biodiversity provides.  

Why are they under threat?

As it turns out, when wetlands are drained, they make for pretty nutrient-rich agricultural land—and if you pave them over all together, they’re prime locations for lucrative development projects. Because of this, 75% of Ontario’s wetlands have disappeared since European settlers first arrived here. And while we were making progress to preserve what’s left, recent moves by the Ontario government are taking us backwards.

The recently-proposed Amazon warehouse on the Duffins Creek wetland is just one example. In alignment with its pro-business mandate, the Ontario government is working hard to make it easier for developers (most notably, party donors and insiders) to build on wetlands.

First, it started using Minister Zoning Orders (MZOs)—a tool traditionally used for emergencies—to accelerate controversial development projects by bypassing expert analysis and public input. (For context, 49 MZOs were issued between 1969 and 2000. Thirty of them were issued in 2019 alone.)

Then, in October, it tacked on Schedule 6 to an unrelated budget bill—which allows the government to force conservation authorities to issue development permits even if the projects go against the best interests of people, infrastructure and the environment.

That’s exactly what we saw during the Duffins Creek debacle. Despite public backlash (and a perfectly suitable golf course to build on that was virtually next door), the government was determined to make it as easy as possible for a specific developer to land the Amazon deal. And thanks to Schedule 6, there was very little anyone could do to stop the project. The only reason it didn’t come to fruition was because Amazon–not the government–caved to public pressure. 

It’s time for a change in mindset

The government should recognize the value in our natural ecosystems and waterways and not allow developers to build on them–period. But we should be demanding more than that. 

Building a new warehouse on a site that isn’t a wetland is one way to create new jobs without unnecessarily destroying our environment–but why stop there? Why not also…

  • offer incentives to help that warehouse adopt business practices that actually reduce its impact on the environment? 
  • Foster job growth in innovative new industries like green building, biomedical technology, renewable energy and sustainable transportation–so, one day, that warehouse’s trucks won’t have to send tons of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere? 
  • Launch a Green Building program which will allow us to offer good employment to workers while helping homeowners, landlords and businesses (like that warehouse) make their buildings more energy efficient? 

And now that we’re on the right track, it would make sense to leverage nature’s inexpensive carbon-storing abilities to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Preserving our wetlands is one way to do that, but there are countless others, including: planting more trees, increasing the organic content of our soils, getting more diligent about our land-use plans, building green infrastructure projects and implementing stronger protections for our grasslands and woodlots. (We outline ways to do this, here .)

As you can see, our province doesn’t have to destroy nature to realize new business opportunities–and it actually should be doing a lot more to repair the damage we’ve already done. If you agree, we hope you’ll join us in the fight to save our wetlands. You can do this by sending four important emails to:

(And if you’re feeling really ambitious, check out our Green Vision which offers a host of practical ideas of how we can build back better. )

If we’ve learned anything from recent events, it’s that public pressure works—and your voice, combined with thousands of others, can help us get a little closer to putting Ontario on the right track. 

Vanessa Chris is the communications director for the Guelph Greens Constituency Association.

Executive spotlight: Morgan Dandie-Hannah

On December 2, 2020 the Guelph Greens will be electing our Executive Board— volunteers who coordinate with the provincial and federal Green parties, run events and help promote Green values. In this series, we tell the stories of some of our existing board members and explore what they’ve been up to throughout their 12-month term.

Morgan Dandie-Hannah has been a staunch Green supporter since the 1980s, so when she moved to Guelph in 2014, she was naturally thrilled to find out that the leader of the Green Party of Ontario would be her candidate in upcoming elections. 

That said, as the 2018 election inched closer, she realized casting a vote for the Greens just didn’t feel like enough anymore–she wanted to do more to help the party elect its first MPP. That’s when she decided to roll up her sleeves and volunteer for Mike Schreiner’s campaign. 

Having never participated in provincial politics before–or any form of politics outside of school, for that matter–she was a little apprehensive in those early days. But her nerves swiftly subsided after she attended Mike’s launch in 2018. 

“It was an amazing experience,” Morgan recalls. “The energy in the room when Mike walked in was astounding–and it only got better from there. Working with everyone on the campaign was incredible. I really missed the activity when it was all done.”

Fortunately, Morgan discovered that her volunteer experience didn’t have to end when the election did. She put her name forward and was elected to be the Director-at-Large for the Guelph Green Executive in November 2018. 

Since then, she’s enjoyed representing the Guelph Greens at countless different community events and meetings. She’s kept a finger on the pulse of the needs and concerns of Guelph workers by sitting in at Guelph and District Labour Council meetings, and served breakfast alongside Mike at Hope House. Additionally, she’s also enjoyed connecting with members of the community, as well as other Guelph Greens volunteers, at events like the Guelph Organic Conference.

The experience opened her eyes to the importance of local politics–an interest she intends to pursue further in the coming years. 

“I love providing service to others and meeting new people, but I also love the family that I’ve found with the Guelph Greens,” she says. “Being a Director-at-Large has been a life-changing experience and it’s given me a new goal in life. I want to continue to serve others in the city I have chosen to call home.”

While we’re sad to say Morgan won’t be running for re-election at the AGM this year, we wish her the best of luck in her future political endeavours. If you’d like to fill her shoes–or any of the other vacant Executive positions that will be voted on at our AGM on December 2–you can submit your name here or send a note to info@guelphgreens.ca to find out more.

How to strengthen Canada’s democracy (in just 2 hours)

By Crista Renner

In my family, our brand of politics was established before we could even speak. My parents were Liberals, as were my grandparents before them, so when I turned 18 that’s naturally how I voted too. 

But as the years went on, that reasoning stopped sitting well with me. It just seemed kind of, well, weak. So I started to explore why I was so committed to a single party, and what–if anything–would prompt me to change my mind.

But then the Liberals took care of that issue for me.

Forty-seven percent of consumers say they won’t engage with a brand after a disappointment–and after the 2015 election campaign, that’s precisely what happened to me. I was a huge proponent of Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise of electoral reform. Following his win, I even led some electoral reform town halls where people shared their views on how to create proportional representation.

I passionately believed that increased polarization and minority points of view were jading our voters and harming our system. So when Trudeau ultimately announced that he would be shelving his electoral reform plans, I was deeply disappointed. That disappointment, however, gave me the push I needed to explore politics beyond the Liberal party–and I was immediately drawn to the Green party’s value of “Participatory Democracy”.

Crista Renner (third from right) and the rest of the Guelph Greens Executive Committee at the 2019 AGM.

This value states that all citizens have the right to express their views and directly participate in environmental, economic, social and political decisions–and it’s not simply lip service. You can see it in the Young Greens of Ontario–a wing of the party that offers a voice to a traditionally under-represented cohort of voters. And you’ll definitely experience it if you attend our Guelph Green AGM on December 2–when you’ll actually have an opportunity to voice your opinions, vote for your Executive Board, learn more about volunteering opportunities and shape the way our party moves forward.

This hands-on approach gave me a sense of agency–but it also gave me hope. Hope for the environment. For justice. For our democracy.

Participatory democracy is my reason for “going Green”. If it’s important to you too, I encourage you to spend a couple hours with us on Wednesday, December 2, to exercise your democratic muscle and connect with fellow Greens. It’s the easiest thing you can do to help strengthen the presence of the Green Party  in Guelph and make sure our democracy is alive and well. (P.S. You can register here: https://vote.greenparty.ca/rsvp/eve_9b3c923d1)

Crista Renner is the President of the Guelph Greens Provincial Constituency Association. You can reach her at president@guelphgreens.ca.

Executive spotlight: Dianne Dance

On December 2, 2020 the Guelph Greens will be electing our Executive Board volunteers who coordinate with the provincial and federal Green parties, run events and help promote Green values. In this series, we tell the stories of some of our returning board members and explore what they’ve been up to throughout their 12-month term.

Prior to volunteering for the Green Party, Dianne Dance could best be described as an environmentally-conscious Conservative.

As a private business owner, she firmly believed that a healthy society began with a government commitment to financial responsibility and competent deficit management. In her view, money used to pay off debts could be better spent on social programs—and, while she didn’t mind paying taxes, she wanted her government to be respectful of her hard-earned dollars.

These values aligned with the Progressive Conservative platform. What didn’t quite fit were her growing concerns for the environment. So, as the years went on, she started supporting the Green Party financially, while continuing to vote Conservative.

“I just didn’t think I could vote Green because, in my mind, Green wasn’t pro-business,” she says. “I just didn’t think a Green government could serve my needs.”

That all changed in 2018 when her daughter called her up to say she was voting Green—and that she volunteered Dianne for a Green lawn sign. From there, Dianne was placed on the Green email list and eventually answered the call for volunteers.

Over the last 12 months, as a Member-at-Large on the Guelph Green Executive, Dianne has been responsible for mobilizing volunteers—and ensuring the Guelph Greens have a strong presence in the community. She organized and executed our Care Call campaign, where Green volunteers checked in on members of the community during COVID, and was a driving force behind Annamie Paul’s Toronto Centre by-election run. In 2021, she’ll be assuming the role of Events Coordinator on the CA (provincial) side where she’ll be finding new and exciting ways to bring our Green community together.

So what changed her mind? And what inspired her to not only vote Green—but devote her limited spare time to encourage others to do the same?

“I finally learned what it means to be a Green supporter,” she says, frankly. “It’s about believing in sustainability. Not just environmental sustainability, but financial sustainability as well. It’s about using the tax system to lift up our community—and disincentivize things we don’t want, like pollution. It’s about creating a healthy and advanced society within a financially-sustainable framework.”

Thank you, Dianne, for all you do! If you would like to join Dianne and the rest of the Guelph Greens Executive on our quest to promote Green values in Guelph, you can apply here. Right now, we’re looking to fill the following positions on the Federal side (which will require a 5-10 hour monthly commitment as we prepare for an imminent Federal election): 

Volunteer Coordinator EDA
Communications Director EDA
Events Coordinator EDA
Fundraising Director EDA

Contact us at  info@guelphgreens.ca if you’d like to learn more. We hope you’ll join us!

Doughnut Economics 101

If the recent COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that our current way of life just isn’t working. To be fair, we already knew things like our social programs, food systems and business practices could use some work. But COVID has shed a really harsh light on these shortcomings—making it impossible to look away. On the bright side, however, it’s also given us the fresh start we need to do something about it.

Now is the time to set our sights on the light at the end of the tunnel—and establish a plan for a smart societal rebuild. A lot of individuals, groups and government parties (including the Greens) share this opinion—and there are plenty of ideas circulating around what needs to happen to make the most of this moment in history. But how to execute such an immense shift? Well that seems substantially more daunting. And this is where the concept of Doughnut Economics could prove invaluable.

The Doughnut: Explained

What is Doughnut Economics? To answer that question, we need to back up a bit. In a nutshell, Kate Raworth—the economist behind the theory, and the author of the corresponding book—believes the economic theories taught in universities are incredibly outdated and not fit for the 21st century. And yet, our governments, business leaders and even the media continue to perpetuate them—which inevitably leads to social and economic policies built around them. This, she argues, is what’s led us to kill our planet and neglect our people. We’re fixated on the wrong things—most specifically, continual GDP growth—when we should actually be looking at our economy in a more holistic sense. And we can do this by envisioning it as a doughnut.

To understand what she means here, picture a delicious doughnut. It doesn’t matter the flavour—let’s say, to keep things simple, it’s your traditional chocolate glaze. The inner edge of the doughnut represents our social foundation. Right now, anyone who lacks decent housing, water, food, political voice, gender equity, community, etc. falls into the doughnut hole. The outer edge of the doughnut represents our earth’s ecological ceiling—and every human activity that causes excess carbon output, waste, ecological destruction etc. lands beyond that outer edge. A Doughnut economy’s goal is to create the necessary policies (and encourage the necessary behaviours) to get everyone onto the delicious chocolate glaze—aka the “sweet spot”—while making sure our activities don’t surpass the outer edge.

What would it take to get Guelph in the Doughnut?

The theory is cool in and of itself (and I’m really doing it a disservice here—the book delves into so much more detail). But what’s extra special is that Raworth and her gang have actually launched a Doughnut Economics Action Lab which allows people to share resources and tools to help others apply the Doughnut philosophy to different areas of life. The site includes everything from teachers’ guides to business case studies, but what really intrigued me was the City Portraits Methodology.

This methodology teaches you how to scale the Doughnut concept to the city level—offering a step-by-step guide to help cities integrate these ideas into their rebuilding efforts. The framework was adapted from work Raworth did with groups in Philadelphia, Portland and Amsterdam. So far, Amsterdam is the first city to take it to the next level—in late 2019, it formed a Doughnut Coalition comprised of academics, businesses, policymakers and individuals. This Coalition ultimately convinced Amsterdam City Council to adopt the framework—and this summer council committed to using the Doughnut Methodology and the Amsterdam City Portrait to help guide the city’s post-COVID rebuild. 

Explore the possibilities

Amsterdam’s progress, combined with the clear-cut nature of Raworth’s theory, offers a sense of hope. Perhaps it is possible to shift the human race’s trajectory if we break the process down into bite-sized pieces—and have a semblance of a roadmap to guide the way. 

The Guelph Greens Executive Committee is so intrigued by the deliciousness of the Doughnut that we’ve collectively set out on a quest to explore the idea further—and we’re hoping others will be inspired to come along for the ride.

The first step in our journey begins on December 2 from 8-9pm at the Guelph Greens Annual General Meeting, where we’ll be asking a small but diverse panel of local experts to re-imagine Guelph through a Doughnut lens. If you or someone you know (Green or not!) might be interested in exploring this concept with us further, we’d love for you to join us. You can register here.

 

 

What the heck is the Guelph Green executive board? (And other questions I should have asked before joining)

It was about this time last year that I submitted my name to join the Guelph Greens Executive Board—without having any idea of what I was getting into.

I’d never volunteered with the Greens before—and I had very little understanding of what the executive board even did. I didn’t know a single person—or the difference between a Constituency Association and an Electoral District Association. I wasn’t even 100% clear on the role I was applying for—communications director.

There was, however, a little voice inside of me pushing me to venture out of my comfort zone and submit my name when that AGM email came around. If I really think about it, I believe that voice stemmed from four specific needs:

  • I wanted to do something positive for the planet and the people of Guelph. I was just coming out of the haze of raising two little kids and was sick of sitting on the sidelines worrying about their future. I wanted to take action.
  • I wanted to support the Green Party. Although I never got involved in a volunteer capacity, I was what you call a “strong” Green—the kind of person who puts up Green lawn signs without consulting the other voter in her household.
  • I wanted to develop my communications skills. As a b2b copywriter, my job technically falls into the communications space, but I wanted to explore the strategy side of it.
  • I wanted to meet new people. Working from home, I don’t get out much. The idea of hanging out with people who also shared my interests and beliefs for the world around us (which I later discovered are known as “Green Values”) really appealed to me.

No regrets
Almost a year in, I can confidently say that joining the executive was one of the best decisions I ever made. I’m often surprised at how well the experience turned out for me, to be honest. Not only do I get to exchange ideas with an amazing group of people once a month, but I sleep a lot better at night knowing I’m doing something for the Green Party, the planet and its people.

I’ve also had a chance to develop my skills in new and exciting ways—I’ve worked with smaller subcommittees to create communications strategies designed to best engage our members (and attract new ones!), design a new logo, and plan the Doughnut Economics panel discussion at our AGM.

This group of people—and this higher sense of purpose in my life—gave me the strength I needed to battle through the darkest days of COVID. And while I haven’t had the full experience of meeting all our members in person or working through an election campaign, this last year wasn’t a bad way to ease my way in.

Should you join us?
If you’re teetering on the fence—wondering if this type of volunteer engagement is really worth your time—I’d like to share a few pearls of wisdom:

  • Firstly, in case you’re wondering, the purpose of the executive board is to promote the presence of the Green Party in Guelph by organizing events, raising funds and mobilizing volunteers inside and outside of election years.
  • Moving forward, our executive will be split into a provincial board (the Constituency Association, or CA), whose mandate is to re-elect our MPP Mike Schreiner; as well as a federal board (the Electoral District Association or EDA) whose mandate is to get Guelph to elect its first federal Green candidate.
  • Lastly, the quality of your executive experience will depend on what you put into it. To make it as rewarding as possible, I would recommend sitting down and thinking about the skills you bring to the table—or the activities you truly enjoy doing—and find a way to bring those skills and activities to your desired role.
  • Right now, while every Green member in good standing is welcome to submit their name for any position, the federal executive (or EDA) is looking to build its team by filling four vacant positions: President/ Chief Executive Officer, Communications Director, Fundraising Director, and Events Coordinator.

If you’d like more details on any of these roles, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at vanessachriscameron@gmail.com. And if you’re ready to take the plunge and submit your name, you can do so here.

Green Party of Ontario and Green Party of Canada members will be voting for executive board candidates at the Guelph Greens AGM on December 2 from 7-8pm. We hope to see you there—and maybe (hopefully?) on the executive team!

Vanessa Chris is the communications director for the Guelph Greens Constituency Association. You can reach her at vanessachriscameron@gmail.com. 

 

 

Guelph Greens Federal Electoral District Association announces winning candidate

(Guelph): The Guelph Greens Federal EDA is excited to announce Steve Dyck as the winning candidate in Friday’s nominee vote. It was a standing room only event with a record five nominees vying for the candidacy.

Steve is a trusted Green business voice in Guelph. His years of outstanding public service and living Green values make him an excellent Guelph Green MP candidate.

“I’m so excited to be the Green candidate. I love Guelph. I look forward to bringing hope, a sense of justice, and sending another Green to parliament,” said Steve.

Thanks to our other candidates Jax Thornton, Hayley Kellett, Alex Chapman, and Ralph Martin for stepping up and running a fantastic campaign.

Steve will run as the Green Party of Canada candidate for Guelph in the upcoming 2019 federal election.

Guelph Greens at the Eco Market

Guelph Greens at the Eco Market
Big shout out to our amazing volunteers! Howard, Paul, Cynthia, Emma and Michelle, your participation in the eMERGE Guelph EcoMarket 2019 was essential to the event!

Guelph Green Volunteers at Eco Market

Jax Thornton at the Guelph Greens Eco Market TableAll five Nominees were out meeting people, discussing issues and learning more about this great city and all there is to offer the environmentally conscious and those wanting to learn.

Thanks to Green Party Candidate Nominees, Jax Thornton, Hayley Kellett, Ralph Martin, Steve Dyck and Alex Chapman for providing #Guelph with another historic #Greens happening! 5 Nomination Candidates! Unprecedented. 💚💚💚💚💚

Hayley Kellett at the Guelph Greens Eco Market Table

Alex Chapman at the Guelph Greens Eco Market Table

Steve Dyck at Eco MarketRalph Martin at the Guelph Greens Eco Market Table