February, 2019
EARTHCARE THUNDER BAY NEWS
Promoting community events, information, and opportunities that improve or promote the sustainability and livability of Thunder Bay.
WORKING GROUPS
Get involved and join a working group!  Working Groups are the horsepower that help to achieve the goals set out in the EarthCare Sustainability Plan . The following working groups are active: 
EVENTS
Tuesday, February 5, 7 pm
Next Step for North Harbour
A special meeting regarding the next steps forward for remediation of the contamination in the north portion of Thunder Bay Harbour will be presented at 7 pm, February 5, in the Faculty Lounge at Lakehead University. Roger Santiago (Environment and Climate Change Canada) and Tera Yochim Hope (Transport Canada) of the North Harbour Steering Committee, will be presenting on the next steps forward for remediation of the area commonly called the North Harbour. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. Evening parking is free of charge.

For more information visit: InfoSuperior
Wednesday, February 6,
Winter Walk Day
Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, February 6! Students and families are encouraged to walk to and from school. To register your school or class email Caroline@EcoSuperior.org or call 624-2144.
Saturday, February 16, 1 pm to 4 pm
Seedy Saturday
Saturday, February 23, 1 pm to 5 pm
Science North Science Carnival
This one-day community event provides families with the opportunity to participate in engaging, and fun science and technology activities. Visit with over 20 exhibitors showcasing presentations, labs, and attractions, all using local and global science concepts and engineering principles.

INFORMATION
Walk or Wheel Thunder Bay
Walk or Wheel TBay (WOW TBay) is part of the province-wide  Ontario Active School Travel  project. The purpose of WOW TBay is to encourage families to choose active transportation for the trip to and from school. Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered (non-motorized) travel such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, scooter, or skateboard. Students who are bused can also be encouraged to use active transportation to get to the bus stop. Active transportation increases physical activity, improves physical, mental and emotional health while also benefiting our environment.
February is Carpool Month!
CLIMATE CHANGE PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Ignorance is not bliss

" Will closing our eyes and ignoring the problem make it stop? It is time to take RESPONSIBILITY, get EDUCATED, take ACTION and get INVOLVED to help combat climate change. If we don’t do it, who will? "

Take two minutes to share your own photo message about climate change in the Thunder Bay region at Climatechangetbay.com
ENVIRO TIP
Check Your Home for Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless gas that can seep out of the ground into your home. But as the second leading cause of lung cancer, radon is responsible for over 20,000 deaths a year. Fortunately, a home radon test is easy to do, and homes with high radon levels can be fixed. 


GUIDING DOCUMENTS
We need a healthy environment to have a healthy economy and society.

EarthCare Thunder Bay is a partnership between the City of Thunder Bay and the Community to work together on issues of community sustainability.