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Eco Fair at the Barns
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Eco Fair at the Barns

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The EcoFair is a FREE, family-friendly event that informs and inspires greener choices in our homes and communities.  Learn about and celebrate the exciting programs, products and services of over 40 environmental not-for-profit organizations and eco-friendly businesses.

At the EcoFair:

  • Attend eco-workshops & activities

  • View and learn about electric vehicles

  • Have fun at the kids’ activities

  • Discover sustainable investing

  • Enjoy healthy delicious food

  • AND MORE!

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The Butt Blitz
Apr
19
to Apr 25

The Butt Blitz

We’ll be running our Butt Blitz event during Earth Week this year.

We will be organizing public cleanups in a number of cities as well as welcoming individuals to participate independently.

Stay tuned for a full schedule to be released in March.

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Pickering Farmers Market
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Pickering Farmers Market

Join us for the Pickering Environment Day at the Farmers Market! We will have our booth set up to talk about the results of this year’s Love Your Lake program. We’ll also be selling zero waste items to raise funding to support our programming. We will be joined by the usual market vendors as well as Parks Canada, Toronto Region & Conservation Authority, Bluedot and singer/songwriter Alexa Goldie.

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Love Your Lake Finale
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake Finale

Join us at Lake Ontario Park in Kingston from 10am - 12pm on Sunday, June 30th for the Love Your Lake grand finale cleanup! This is the last cleanup of 100 completed along the shores of Lake Ontario.

We will meet in front of the pavilion, indicated by the purple pin below. We’ll bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in front of the pavilion.

We’ll be meeting in front of the pavilion.

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Love Your Lake Wellington
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake Wellington

Join us at Wellington Rotary Beach in Prince Edward County from 10am - 12pm on Sunday, June 23rd for a Love Your Lake cleanup.

We are very happy to announce that we will be joined by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Her Honour became acquainted with A Greener Future during an awards ceremony in the City of Pickering when our Founder, Rochelle Byrne, received the Environment Award in 2017. Her Honour also attended a Pickering Sustainable Neighbourhoods event where A Greener Future was a presenter in 2018. We are thrilled to have the support of Her Honour during our Love Your Lake program.

We will meet in the parking lot at the end of Beach Street, indicated by the purple pin below. We’ll bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in the parking lot at the end of Beach Street.

We’ll be meeting in the parking lot at the end of Beach Street.

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Love Your Lake Pickering
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake Pickering

Join us at Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering from 10am - 12pm on Sunday, June 9th for a Love Your Lake cleanup. We will meet in the parking lot on Beachpoint Promenade , indicated by the purple pin below.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in the parking lot on Beachpoint Promenade.

We’ll be meeting in the parking lot on Beachpoint Promenade.

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Love Your Lake Cobourg
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Love Your Lake Cobourg

Join us at Cobourg Beach from 2pm - 4pm on Saturday, June 8th for a Love Your Lake cleanup. We will meet under the arbour at the west entrance to the beach, indicated by the purple pin below.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting under the arbour on the west side of the beach.

We’ll be meeting under the arbour on the west side of the beach.

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Cobourg Farmers Market - World Oceans Day
Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Cobourg Farmers Market - World Oceans Day

To celebrate World Oceans Day we’ll be setting up a special booth at the Cobourg Farmers Market.

We’ll have our usual zero waste goodies available for purchase but we’ll also be showcasing some of the treasures we’ve found on the shores of Lake Ontario over the past month as we’ve completed over 60 shoreline cleanups during our Love Your Lake program. Pop by our booth to learn about what waste is littering Lake Ontario and pick up a free copy of our book Nurdle the Turtle: Lessons in Litter.

Join us after the market for a litter cleanup at Cobourg Beach from 2 pm - 4 pm.

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Love Your Lake Toronto East
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake Toronto East

Join us at Ashbridges Bay and Woodbine Beach in Toronto for two separate Love Your Lake cleanups on Sunday, June 2nd. The first cleanup runs from 10am - 12pm and we’ll focus more on Ashbridges Bay Park. In the afternoon we’ll focus on Woodbine Beach from 1pm - 3pm. We will meet in front of the Woodbine Bathing Station at the start of both cleanups.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in front of the Woodbine Bathing Station.

We’ll be meeting in front of the Woodbine Bathing Station.

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Pop-Up Pick-Up Owen Sound
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-Up Pick-Up Owen Sound

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Please join Owen Sound Waste Watchers as we help A Greener Future collect trash data on Saturday, June 1. We will start at the Frog Pond's Cafe and wander north to NakdBasics, visiting downtown stores along the way to tell them about our group (and perhaps enjoy a snack or two). At the end of the pick-up and when the trash is counted, we will be treated to a tour of NakdBasics' new Refillery Bar. If you haven't been there, you are in for a treat.

We will provide all pick-up supplies, but please bring along a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.  Please register below. 

Starting Point - Frog Pond's Cafe: 209 8th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1L2 
End Point - NakdBasics: 1035 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4k 2h8

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Love Your Lake Toronto West
Jun
1
1:00 AM01:00

Love Your Lake Toronto West

Join us at Marie Curtis Park in Etobicoke from 10am - 12pm on Saturday, June 1st for a Love Your Lake cleanup. We will meet in the North parking lot, indicated by the purple pin below.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in the north parking lot.

We’ll be meeting in the north parking lot.

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Love Your Lake Oshawa
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Love Your Lake Oshawa

Join us at Lakeview Park in Oshawa from 2pm - 4pm on Sunday, May 26th for a Love Your Lake cleanup. We will meet in the parking lot along Kluane Avenue, indicated by the purple pin below.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in the Kluane Ave. parking lot.

We’ll be meeting in the Kluane Ave. parking lot.

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Love Your Lake Mississauga
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Love Your Lake Mississauga

Join us at Lakefront Promenade Park in Mississauga from 1pm - 3pm on Sunday, May 19th for a Love Your Lake cleanup.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

We’ll be meeting in the south parking lot along the shores of Lake Ontario.

We’ll be meeting in the south parking lot along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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Love Your Lake Hamilton
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Love Your Lake Hamilton

We’ll be picking up litter along the Breezeway Trail in Hamilton from 2pm - 4pm on Sunday, May 12th for a Love Your Lake cleanup.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

You’ll find us in the parking lot at Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park on Beach Blvd.

You’ll find us in the parking lot at Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park on Beach Blvd.

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Love Your Lake Grimsby
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake Grimsby

We’ll be at Grimsby Beach in Grimsby from 10am - 12pm on Sunday, May 12th for a Love Your Lake cleanup.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

You’ll find us at the top of the stairs that lead down to the beach indicated by the grey marker.

You’ll find us at the top of the stairs that lead down to the beach indicated by the grey marker.

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Love Your Lake Lincoln
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Love Your Lake Lincoln

Join us at Charles Daley Park in Lincoln from 2pm - 4pm on Saturday, May 11th for another edition of Love Your Lake.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

You’ll find us down under the trees North of the parking lot indicated by the grey marker.

You’ll find us down under the trees North of the parking lot indicated by the grey marker.

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Love Your Lake St. Catharines
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake St. Catharines

Join us for another trip around Lake Ontario for Love Your Lake 2019! We'll be at Sunset Beach in St. Catharines from 10am - 12pm on Saturday, May 11th.

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

You’ll find us in the parking lot indicated by the grey marker. Look for the Love Your Lake car!

You’ll find us in the parking lot indicated by the grey marker. Look for the Love Your Lake car!

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Love Your Lake Launch
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Love Your Lake Launch

Join us for the launch of Love Your Lake 2019! We'll be at Queen's Royal Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake from 10am - 12pm on Sunday, May 5th joined by our friends at Paddle Niagara!

We will bring all the supplies needed for the cleanup including gloves and litter pickers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

You’ll find us on the grassy area to the East of the parking lot indicated by the grey marker.

You’ll find us on the grassy area to the East of the parking lot indicated by the grey marker.

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Vancouver Butt Blitz
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Vancouver Butt Blitz

Welcome back for another round of Vancouver The Butt Blitz!

As this is our third year participating in the Blitz, we have some traditions in place. We always wear costumes, we always bring snacks, we always provide music, and we always have COMPETITIONS:

1. The Best Squat and Reach - where you display your Best Butt Touching abilities!

2. The Most Butts Touched - a timed competition where we split up to collect as many butts as possible in one hour!

3. The Gruesome Twosome - a pair of two that demonstrates the best teamwork BUCKET PLUCK!

4. The Most Valuable Rookie - a fresh face with the perfect attitude!

5. The Best Costume - looking fly and flashy, leading by example!

Last year, The Butt Touchers hosted in Vancouver - our clean up of Commercial Drive's Grandview Park and area collected a whopping 17,526 cigarette butts for recycling! WHOA! And of course, this year, we hope to break those records... we WILL need your help!

THE REASONS YOU SHOULD COME [AGAIN]?!

1. I can promise you this will be the most fun you have ever had cleaning. Between grooving tunes, wacky personalities, and interactive games created specifically for your Butt Touching pleasure, I won't even need to tell you that you are doing your community a MAJOR service! Bend, pluck, bag and tally your butts my friends - let's boogie!

2. YOU ARE DOING YOUR COMMUNITY A MAJOR SERVICE! One cigarette butt can pollute over 40L of water. Here we are, on the coast of the Pacific, allowing butts to toxify our city rain-forest! When you come to help clean with us at an event, we make a much larger impact than the park! The bigger the group, the faster people take notice. This is next-level impact beside self responsibility in waste!

3. You will make friends for life! We Butt Touchers take leading by example very seriously and part of that is radical inclusion. We encourage all varieties of people and all types of clean up abilities. If you don't pick up one butt, we are still happy to have you! And if you bring your children, as this is family friendly, we don't want them to clean up anything! We want them to play hopscotch and be safe. There is no expectation of anything other than a wink and a nod!

Please come prepared for a 3+ hour event! Bring your own reusable water bottle, sunscreen and hat (or other weather wear requirements), and any snacks you may need. Some snacks will be provided - we always provide vegan snacks with a side of fruit to do our best to be inclusive across the board!

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Cobourg Farmers Market
May
4
8:00 AM08:00

Cobourg Farmers Market

  • 110 Second St Cobourg, ON, K9A 4J7 Canada (map)
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Join us at the Cobourg Farmers Market Season Opener! We’ll have our booth set up with lots of Zero Waste goodies as well as information related to our upcoming Love Your Lake litter cleanups along the shores of Lake Ontario. Drop by to say hello, chat about waste, or show your support by purchasing a few items. All proceeds from the sales we make go directly towards our Love Your Lake program.

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Earth Day Owen Sound
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Earth Day Owen Sound

We have a fun filled day of events in Owen Sound to celebrate Earth Day (yeah, a couple days early).

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Find us at the Owen Sound Farmers Market with our zero waste booth set up from 8 am - 12:30 pm.

Meet us for a shoreline cleanup starting at the parking lot North of the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 1 pm. We have all the supplies and just ask that you dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Please register below.

After the cleanup we’ll be meeting at Frog Pond Cafe (209 8th St E) from 4 pm - 6 pm to host a “Trash Talking Social” along with a local merchant who is working to reduce single-use waste in our community.

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Waste Reduction Workshop
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Waste Reduction Workshop

Join us at the Richmond Hill Public Library for a FREE Waste Reduction Workshop. This hour long workshop will focus on small changes that can be made in daily life to reduce household waste. We’ll also explain the issues related to excessive waste in society today. Children are welcome. Only 40 spots available. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/zero-waste-workshop-registration-52549174997.

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Green Living Show
Mar
22
to Mar 24

Green Living Show

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (map)
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We’ll have a booth set up at the Green Living Show. Come say hello and learn more about our Love Your Lake program, sign up as a volunteer, or build your own zero waste kit! We have 10 tickets to give away so watch our social media leading up to the show!

Rochelle Byrne, Executive Director of A Greener Future, will be speaking on a panel titled Becoming an Activist: Engaging the Youth to Fight for a Greener Future, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm on Saturday, March 23rd on the main stage.

Show Hours:
Friday, March 22nd, 12 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, March 23rd, 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, March 24th, 10 am - 6 pm

You’ll be able to find us at booth 1312.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Recognition Event
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Recognition Event

Join us for a litter cleanup at Lakeview Park in Oshawa! We’ll be hosting a 45 minute cleanup prior to holding a brief ceremony to give thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a grant they provided to us for data research. Jennifer French, MPP of Oshawa and an OTF representative will be in attendance. We will meet in the parking lot on Kluane Avenue.

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Zero Waste Living Open House
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Zero Waste Living Open House

We’ll be setting up a booth at Laurier University’s Zero Waste Living Open House! Stop by to chat about waste strategies, build your own zero waste kit, or lear about our volunteer opportunities. All proceeds from the sale of zero waste items go toward our litter cleanup programming. Rochelle will also be running a workshop from 1pm - 2pm titled “A Day in the Life of a Zero Waster.”

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Green Drinks Durham
Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

Green Drinks Durham

Join Green Drinks Durham on Thursday January 31st as we welcome Rochelle Byrne from A Greener Future to talk about the work they are doing with local communities to promote environmental preservation through organized litter cleanups, educational programs, and events.

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Milton Holiday Street Market
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Milton Holiday Street Market

  • 15 Martin St Milton, ON, L9T 2R1 Canada (map)
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Have you heard of the Holiday Street Market in Milton? It’s an annual event that attracts approximately 200,000 people! We’ll be set up on December 1st with all our favourite zero waste items. This market also offers a huge selection of mouth-watering comfort food, mulled wine, craft beer, marshmallow fire pits, a kids craft area, workshops and of course, special guest, Santa Claus!

More info: http://holidaystreetmarket.com

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