June, 2019
Promoting community events, information, and opportunities that improve or promote the sustainability and livability of Thunder Bay.
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: 
June 2 - 8
Commuter Challenge
The Commuter Challenge has begun! If you haven't signed up yet, now is the time!

Challenge yourself to commute to work this week in any way other than driving alone . If you bus, walk, carpool, bike, work from home, paddle, skate, or jump to work, you can log your trip and get a chance to win great prizes!

Sign up and learn more about the Commuter Challenge at commuterchallenge.ca
Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9
Treasure Exchange Days

Do you have gently-used items you no longer need, or are you searching for that one-of-a-kind treasure? The City’s popular Treasure Exchange Days return on June 8 and 9!

Simply leave any items you wish to give away that are in good condition on the curb any time after 5 pm on Friday, June 7, labelled “free”. You can also post your items and location on social media using the hashtag  #TbayTreasureDays  to be able to share and explore treasures throughout Thunder Bay!

Then, tour your neighbourhood on June 8 and 9, to see what treasures you can find. All items not taken must be removed by 7 pm on Sunday, June 9.
For more information, visit:  www.thunderbay.ca/treasuredays
Tuesday, June 25, 11 am to 1 pm
Food Strategy Spring Council Roundtable

The Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy is inviting individuals and community groups to attend the Spring Council Roundtable. Come prepared to share and learn about various food initiatives in our community!

Bring your own bowl and enjoy some savoury soup and bread made by Willow Springs.

Find more information and register on Eventbrite
Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, 6 -8 pm
Women-Only Commuter Cycling Skills

This course is designed for adults who want to ride more on multi-use trails, bike lanes, or roads with light to moderate traffic. Participants must know how to ride a bicycle and should bring their bike, helmet, water, and snacks.

This two evening course costs $20 and takes place at the Canada Games Complex.

Find more information and register on Eventbrite.
2018 EarthCare Annual Report
On a yearly basis, the municipality submits an environmental progress report to Thunder Bay City Council, called the EarthCare Annual Report, to demonstrate leadership and continual improvement in the practice of environmental management and performance. 

The Annual Report is an opportunity for all those involved in the EarthCare process and throughout the municipality to showcase their progress, as well as to reflect on what comes next.

The City of Thunder Bay is Hiring
Is active transportation your passion? The City of Thunder Bay is actively recruiting a mobility coordinator!

The posting is open until June 24. R ead the job description and apply on the City of Thunder Bay Jobs website.

Cycle and Cool the Planet

"Cycling is immensely beneficial in fighting the climate changes according to the European Cyclists’ Federation’s report, “Cycle more often 2 cool down the Planet.”Having proper bike lanes create an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions. Got a new bike = being eco-friendly."

Take two minutes to share your own photo message about climate change in the Thunder Bay region at ClimateChangeTBay.com

Everyone can use a break, and many people travel to get one. However, flying and driving long distances can greatly increase your carbon footprint

For your next break, try to be a tourist in your own city, try the restaurants, take the food tour, go to the museum, or hike the trail you heard about, but never tried. Supporting local, and supporting the environment!

For local tourism ideas go to visitthunderbay.com
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.