[TB-NEWS 140] TB Hosts "Green Drinks" Feb. 27, 2019

Newsletter 140, 21 February 2019

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Transition Brockville hosts its first “GREEN” DRINKS event
February 27, 7-9 p.m., at the Union Jack Pub

No, the drinks won’t be green, as they are on St. Patrick’s Day, but the topic of discussion will be green indeed. This informal gathering, starting 7 p.m. at the rear of the Union Jack Pub, 59 King St. W., Brockville, is a chance to learn what the federal government’s pollution pricing plan will mean for you and your family. The pricing goes into effect on April 1,

We’ll outline the basic elements of carbon pricing and the annual rebate to households. Then we’ll look at “life hacks,” or ways we can reduce our use of fossil fuels. People who have some hacks to share are welcome, as are those who are just starting to look into reducing their carbon footprint.

In our next Transition Brockville newsletter, we’ll highlight carbon pricing and rebates and the life hacks that come out of the green drinks discussions.

So, see you Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. at the Union Jack Pub! (Please feel free to share the attached poster with your email and Facebook friends.)

Come to SEEDY SATURDAY, March 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brockville Memorial Centre

The 5th annual Seedy Saturday features local seed savers, garden clubs, experts and vendors ready to swap seeds and provide expert advice to anyone interested in cultivating knowledge in gardening. Everyone is welcome to take home some free seeds or bring their own seeds to share. Bring the whole family and participate in the children’s planting and bird feeder activities! Transition Brockville partners with the Brockville Public Library to present this popular annual event.

Transition Brockville spring presentations

The TB steering committee plans to focus on waste and the problem of plastic during spring presentations. We will invite Lyndsay d’Entremont Price, the City’s solid waste officer, to speak on new regulations for recycling. We may invite a speaker on turning plastic waste into fuel. These presentations will be held the fourth Sunday of the month, at the Brockville Public Library, our partner for many years. Look for more details in next month’s newsletter.

Seedlings wanted for Transition booth at horticultural society’s annual plant sale May 18

If you grow your own vegetable and flower seedlings, please consider growing some extras to donate to our Transition booth at the Brockville and District Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale on May 18. Also welcome are perennial flowers, fruits and vegetables. Last year, Transition made over $300 at the event. We will also need one or two people to sell plants that day. If you are interested, please write to info@transitionbrockville.com.

What’s up with our website, newsletter and Facebook group?

Frequent visitors to the Transition Brockville website, transitionbrockville.com, will have noted few postings lately. That’s because our newsletter editor and website manager has had to focus on personal issues recently. For the time being, postings to the website will be light.

However, we are fortunate to have a member of our steering committee posting to the TB Facebook group, so if you are on Facebook, join the group and have a look at our page.

The monthly newsletter will be abbreviated as well, devoted mainly to Transition events and activities for the next few months. We hope our readers will be patient until these communications return to normal.

Want to be more involved with Transition Brockville?

Come to our next steering committee meeting, Wed., March 6, 2019, 7-9 p.m., at Royal Brock Retirement Living, 100 Stewart Blvd., Brockville. Call 613-345-4020 for more information.

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