March, 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: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7 - 9 PM
Kitchen Table Meeting on Climate Change
Farmers are disproportionately affected by changing climate but also have ample opportunities for action. Discussion, education, and engagement must include
farmers and rural people to enable coordinated action on climate change.

Join this meeting for a presentation and
discussion on the issue.
Location: Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Research & Engagement
Room: Room 2001, PACI Building
Address: 401 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1B4

For more information, and to register, visit
Wednesday, March 13, 2 - 6 pm
LU Climate Disruption
Monday, March 11 9 - 11 am &
Monday, March 25 9 - 11 am
Coffee & Climate Change
Every second Monday, LUSU Sustainability Initiative hosts environmental discussion while providing free coffee. Visit them at room SC 0022 in the Lakehead Student Centre, 955 Oliver Oliver Road
Sunday, March 24, 12 - 4 pm
Water Week at the new TEC Hub at Confederation College
This free event is hosted by Let’s Talk Science- Confederation College in partnership with EarthCare Thunder Bay.

Join us for a day of fun educational activities and hands-on displays centered on water and its importance to our community. Children will be invited to challenge their detective skills, learn about rain gardens, test their water conservation knowledge, learn about aquatic bugs and reptiles, and take part in water themed crafts and face painting.
Sunday, March 24, 11 am - 4 pm
For the Land & the Water & the People: Art Workshop
In this one-day workshop, hosted by RiVAL: the ReImagining Value Action La b, participants will learn a brief history of activist-oriented graphics creation. They will also create their own images that address Indigenous, environmental, migrant, and labour justice.

Throughout the workshop, participants will also learn the basics of screen-printing and be able to print graphics both created during the workshop, as well as images supplied by Dylan Miner. Participants are encouraged to bring fabric and shirts for printing.
Find more information on their Facebook events page here.
Monday, March 25
Emergency Preparedness: Building resiliency in the face of climate change
Thunder Bay is experiencing an increase in severe weather events due to climate change. Are you prepared? Join us to learn more about potential emergencies and what YOU can do to be ready. All registered participants will receive items to help build an emergency kit.
EcoSuperior's BEAN Project (Building Eco-Active Neighbourhoods) is working to bring neighbours together to build resiliency against climate change. This Workshop is an initiative of the County Park BEAN Team and will be delivered by the Canadian Red Cross.

Sign up on Eventbrite here .
Sunday, March 27, 7 PM
Grow-Me-Instead Home Gardening Workshop
With the turn of March are you starting to think about warm Spring weather and your garden plans for this growing season? EcoSuperior will be hosting Grow-Me-Instead workshops for home gardeners. These workshops will highlight the importance of growing native plant species as an alternative to invasive species. Take home helpful resources and your own native plant seeds to kickstart the growing season

Workshops will be held Wednesday, March 27th or Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm at the EcoSuperior office, 562 Red River Road. Registration is required for these workshops.

Visit the EcoSuperior website for more information and to register! 
Saturday, March 30 8:30 - 9: 30 PM
Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global, symbolic lights out event, with a goal to encourage people to take action for their planet!

Switch off your power at 8:30 pm local time on March 30th to join in!
Sign up and find more resources about Earth Hour at
Tuesday, April 23 & Wednesday, April 24
Low Impact Development (LID) Inspection and Maintenance Training
More information on the training can be found at
Climate Atlas of Canada
What is the climate like today? What was it in the past? What will it be like in the future?

Explore how temperature, precipitation and extreme weather are expected to change across different regions of Canada in the Climate Atlas's interactive map.

Climate Change is Real

"This year was the first year me and my father had to shovel our roof due to the amount of snow we have received. Not only the snow has impacts, but also the constant changing weather patterns from mild to cold has built up ice layers on our roof."

Take two minutes to share your own photo message about climate change in the Thunder Bay region at
Spring Cleaning

Clearing you house of objects that no longer "Spark Joy"? Don't throw them out, donate them!

Textiles and clothing account for 4.5% of landfill space, and most synthetic clothing are unable to decompose.

Donating can give your clothes a second (or third, or fourth) life!
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.