Zero Waste related events in TO May 26 thru Jun 30/18 (updated 21Jun2018)

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Community Environment Days: drop off items for reuse, pick up free compost, & more
Various dates
find one for or near your ward –
https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/community-environment-days/

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Free Sharpening Drop-Ins at Lee Valley Tools
May through August weekly sessions
Lee Valley Tools retail locations including 590 King St W & 1275 Morningside Ave –
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/Page.aspx?p=76510
https://www.facebook.com/LeeValleyTools/photos/a.522430171143884.1073741829.128340867219485/1615659931820897/

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#LoveYourLake: 100 cleanups along the shores of Lake Ontario
Sat May 26 – Aug 25
from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Kingston,
*June 24 to July 7 they’re in Toronto!
register with 
A Greener Future
https://www.agreenerfuture.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/thegreenerteam/

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Recycling Day drop off: VHS/CD’s/DVD’s / other media, & Children’s Car Seats!
Sat May 26 10am – 3pm
Red Propeller/
Get Reel 116 Industry St, north of Eglinton betwn Black Creek Dr & Jane St
recycling fees apply –
https://www.redpropeller.ca/recycling-day
https://www.facebook.com/events/1817447141893693/

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Mini Repair Cafe – Etobicoke
Sat May 26 1pm-4pm, registration ends @ 3pm
outdoors @ Albion Library, 1515 Albion Rd, Etobicoke –
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/event/repair-cafe-at-albion-library-may-26-2018-2/

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FIXED documentary film screening as part of Doors Open Toronto #DOT18 in partnership with Planet In Focus
Sat May 26 – Sun May 27
Kingsway Community Life Centre, 186 Spadina Ave
http://planetinfocus.org/year-round/events/
https://www.facebook.com/FIXEDdocumentary/videos/996135083867076/

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Free Geek Toronto Volunteer Information Session – May 2018
Sun May 27 @ 1pm
180 Sudbury Street
*sold out
https://www.facebook.com/events/167276913939171/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-information-session-may-2018-tickets-46027591766

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An Evening with Peter Joseph
Sun May 27 @ 515pm
720 Bathurst St
organized by 
Toronto Tool Library & The Zeitgeist Movement Toronto Chapter
$5, sold out, wait list available via universe.com link –
https://www.universe.com/events/an-evening-with-peter-joseph-in-toronto-tickets-toronto-VF4K3Z
https://www.facebook.com/events/825419167666080/

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Bike Month
May 28 – June 30
various events –
http://bikemonth.ca/events

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Toronto Seed Library @ Toronto Newcomer Day
Tue May 29 @ 1130am – 330pm
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W –
http://www.torontoseedlibrary.org/
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/moving-to-toronto/toronto-newcomer-day/

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Boomerang Bags Toronto community bag making workshop – east end
Tue May 29 @ 6pm (& repeats monthly)
Toronto Tool Library & Makerspace, 1803 Danforth
$5, * pre-register @ universe.com link –
https://www.facebook.com/events/467732110350152/
https://www.universe.com/events/5af4bae3bf9dda0040588e69

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Design Forward 2018: Canada’s Sustainable Fashion Awards
Tue May 29 @ 730pm
the Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St E
organized by 
Fashion Takes Action
$45, * pre-register @ eventbrite –
https://www.facebook.com/events/812789692252419/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-forward-2018-tickets-45442641163

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Forum: “How To Save the World in a Hurry”
Wed May 30 – Thu May 31
U of T, University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Rm 140
organized by 
Science for Peace
$120 (or $50 for students / unwaged), * pre-register –
https://tosavetheworld.ca/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-how-to-save-the-world-in-a-hurry-tickets-44179625449

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Plastics Advocacy Training: join us for a training session all about plastics, advocacy and local-level action!
Thu May 31 @ 6pm
Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St, south of College, west of Queens Park subway, east of Spadina
organized by 
Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)
free, *rsvp
http://www.torontoenvironment.org/advocacy_training_zero_plastic_waste

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To the Ends of the Earth (documentary film)
Fri Jun 1 @ 7pm
Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave, west of Chester
organized by 
Cinema Politica Danforth, free –
Follow concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era
https://www.facebook.com/events/1630501760402677/

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Jewellery Repairathon Withrow Park Farmers’ Market‘s First Market of 2018! a part of 100in1Day.org
Sat Jun 2 @ 9am-1pm
725 Logan Ave, 1 block south of Danforth, east of Chester subway stn, betwn Carlaw & Pape –
https://www.facebook.com/events/976262842551183/
https://withrowmarket.com/
http://www.100in1day.org/city/toronto

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Plastic Waste Re-purposing Event -100in1day
Sat Jun 2 @ 9am-1pm
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E –
https://www.facebook.com/events/187465962079893/
http://www.100in1day.org/events/5aecb6e959056c000450dbf1
http://www.100in1day.org/city/toronto

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Free Book Exchange – a part of 100in1Day.org
Sat Jun 2 @ 10am – 1pm
Toronto Public Library – Maria A. Shchuka branch, 1745 Eglinton Ave W, east of Dufferin
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT348124&R=EVT348124
http://www.100in1day.org/events/5b06bb03383ed500043986b3
http://www.100in1day.org/city/toronto

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Really Really Free Market Campbell Park
Sat Jun 2 @ 10am-4pm (& repeats monthly)
Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Ave, north of Dundas W subway Stn, south of Dupont, east of Symington, west of Lansdowne –
https://www.facebook.com/events/524383927931091/
http://rrfmarket.blogspot.ca/

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The Food Group Potluck & Skillshare zero waste
Sat June 2 @ 7pm (& repeats first Sat of each month)
Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor
free, *pre-register via Anarres website or instore –
https://www.facebook.com/events/399179607217125/
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/calendar-date/

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Eco-parenting for Tiny (Carbon) Footprints
Sun Jun 3 @ 11am
Jill & the Beanstalk, 814 College St
organized by 
Doulas On Bikes, free –
https://www.facebook.com/events/168796383824370/
https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Pregnancy-and-Childbirth-Meetup-Crew/

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StopPlastics volunteer meeting
Sun Jun 3 @ 2pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Committee Rm 3
http://stopplastics.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/stopplastics/

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Deadline for Toronto based businesses & orgs to apply to attend the City of Toronto’s first Circular Economy full day workshop coming up downtown, and/or be included in the City’s Circular Economy mapping initiative.
Mon Jun 4 deadline via email/link for June 14 event

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Blue the Film (award winning documentary): a special one night only screening
Thu Jun 7 @ 7pm
Cineplex Yonge & Dundas, 10 Dundas St E
organized by 
Greenpeace Canada
$14.50 + fee, tickets avail in advance –
BLUE is a film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, the film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. Filmed in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the USA, BLUE looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered. Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.
https://ca.demand.film/blue/
https://www.facebook.com/greenpeace.canada/posts/10156125879199961

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Films Changing the World: Metamorphosis Filmmakers Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on Thurs Jun 7
Thu Jun 7 @ 9pm & repeats Fri Jun 8 @ 930pm
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, east of Bathurst
$8 for Hot Docs members / $11.50 regular, tix avail in advance –
As human impact on the planet’s environment reaches unprecedented scale, how will humanity, in turn, adapt to the crisis we’ve created? Taking us on a sweeping visual odyssey around the world, “Metamorphosis” weaves together sublime 4K images with surprising personal stories from the front lines of ecological transformation—inviting us to reflect on our place in the living system. Award-winning filmmakers Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper create a fresh narrative around climate change that carves a path from the present to the future. A must-see on the big screen.
https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?&epgguid=fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0&
https://www.facebook.com/events/151198519053240/

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Community Clothing (+ more!) Swap
Sat Jun 9 @ 930am – 2:00pm
Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave, north of Dundas St E, east of Broadview, west of Greenwood, south of Pape subway stn
organized by
TransformCarlaw
https://www.facebook.com/events/379756722510952/

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Introduction to Project Drawdown: How we can reverse global warming
Mon Jun 11 @ 630pm
OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Rm 230
organized by 
Unify Toronto
by donation, * pre-register via eventbrite link –
http://www.unifytoronto.ca/events  
https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/unify-toronto-6877885525

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Not Far From The Tree: Supreme Gleaner Training Sessions for volunteers
Tue Jun 12, Thu Jun 21, or Wed Jun 27 @ 6pm
* apply in advance –
https://notfarfromthetree.org/2018/05/23/supreme-gleaner-update/ https://www.facebook.com/NFFTT/photos/a.116038398496309.13960.108341522599330/1332177543549049/

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DIY Tuesdays @ Karma Co-Op, June’s topic: Make Your Own Bug Spray
Tue Jun 12 @ 7pm (& repeats 2nd Tues of each month)
Karma Food Co-op, 739 Palmerston Ave, north of Bloor, west of Bathurst
by donation, minimum $10 suggested for materials,
* pre-register via Karma email, phone, or instore –
http://www.anarreshealth.ca/event/diy-tuesdays-karma-coophttps://www.facebook.com/events/198199860812802/

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Mini Repair Café – Clothing & Jewellery
Wed June 13 @ 4pm-8pm, registration ends by 7pm
Green Change, 2999 Jane St., south of Finch, on the east side; north of Sheppard
Free –
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/event/green-change-mini-repair-cafe-clothing-jewellery-repair/2018-06-13/

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The Drawdown Course: Reversing Global Warming
Wednesdays Jun 13 @ 630pm, 4 session course through Aug 1
@ First Nations House, 563 Spadina Ave
organized by 
Unify Toronto
by donation, * pre-register via eventbrite link –
http://www.unifytoronto.ca/events
https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/unify-toronto-6877885525

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Make it Natural Personal Care Skillshare meetup, June’s topic: Sugar-Free Kombucha!
Wed June 13 @ 7pm (& repeats first Wed of each month)
@Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor
by donation, $10 suggested, * pre-register via meetup.com link
https://www.meetup.com/Make-it-Natural-Toronto/events/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/rethinkdirty/events/

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Local Taste Zero Waste – Waste Reduction Weeks @ Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
fun activities & demos, with different topics each month
Thu Jun 14 @ 3-7pm (+ Jul 12 & Aug 9)
hosted by
Boomerang Bags Toronto & Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St, steps south of Bloor
https://www.facebook.com/events/707909969379724/
https://www.dufferingrovemarket.ca/

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Repairathons at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market Repair Days
Sat Jun 16 @ 9am-12noon (repeats June 30, Aug 18, Sep 15)
725 Logan Ave, 1 block south of Danforth, east of Chester subway stn, betwn Carlaw & Pape
Free
https://repairathon.com/repairathon-at-withrow-park-farmers-market-repair-days/
https://withrowmarket.com/

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Repair Café Toronto
Sat Jun 16 @ 12pm
Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St. Dennis Dr, south of Eglinton betwn Don Mills Rd & DVP –
https://www.facebook.com/events/2005972913065092/  
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/

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Parkdale Zero Waste Community Action Planning
Tues Jun 19 @ 6:00pm
Parkdale Library Auditorium
organized by 
Zero Waste Hub Toronto & Green Parkdale
free –
https://www.facebook.com/0wasteTO/  
http://zerowastetoronto.org/

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Introduction to Project Drawdown: How we can reverse global warming
Tues Jun 19 @ 630pm
OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Rm 230
organized by 
Unify Toronto
by donation, * pre-register via eventbrite link –
http://www.unifytoronto.ca/events  
https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/unify-toronto-6877885525

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Not Far From the Tree: Supreme Gleaner Training Sessions for volunteers
Thu Jun 21 @ 6pm (repeats Wed Jun 27 @ 6pm)
*apply in advance –
https://notfarfromthetree.org/2018/05/23/supreme-gleaner-update/
https://www.facebook.com/NFFTT/photos/a.116038398496309.13960.108341522599330/1332177543549049/

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Toronto Knife Sharpening Withrow Park Farmers’ Market
Sat Jun 23 @ 9am-1pm
725 Logan Ave, 1 block south of Danforth, east of Chester subway stn, betwn Carlaw & Pape –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1674328822614788/
https://withrowmarket.com/

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Mini Repair Café – Garden Tools
Sat June 23 @ 12pm-4pm, registration ends by 3pm
Rexdale Hub, 21 Panorama Ct., east of Kipling, north of Finch
Free –
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/event/mini-repair-cafe-for-garden-tools-at-rexdale-hub/2018-06-23/

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Clothing Swap Grace Church Toronto
Sun Jun 24 @ 130pm
383 Jarvis St @ College –
https://www.facebook.com/events/226426151459616/
http://www.gracetoronto.ca/events/2018/6/24/clothing-swap

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DIY Bug Spray workshop @ Anarres Apothecary
Tue Jun 26 @ 7pm
749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor, betwn Ossington & Dufferin,
minimum $10 for materials, * pre-register –
http://anarreshealth.ca/

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Bare Market package free pop up @Bathurst Finch Farmers Market
Wed Jun 27, 12pm-4pm
540 Finch Ave W
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon


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Not Far From the Tree: Supreme Gleaner Training Sessions for volunteers
Wed Jun 27 @ 6pm
*apply in advance –
https://notfarfromthetree.org/2018/05/23/supreme-gleaner-update/  
https://www.facebook.com/NFFTT/photos/a.116038398496309.13960.108341522599330/1332177543549049/

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Repair Tent w/ Repair Café Toronto at Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market
Thu Jun 28 3pm-7pm
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St, steps south of Bloor
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/event/repair-tent-at-dufferin-grove-organic-farmers-market/

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Boomerang Bags Toronto Workshop – West End Meet Up
Thu Jun 28 @ 7pm (& repeats monthly)
Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt Rd, steps north of Bloor
$5, * pre-register @ universe.com link –
https://www.facebook.com/events/2052103125001794/  
https://www.universe.com/events/boomerang-bags-toronto-worshops-tickets-CS9DH5

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@Bare Market package free pop up Malvern Farmers Market
Fri Jun 29, 3pm-8pm
25 Sewells Rd
http://dailyhive.com/toronto/package-free-market-opening-soon

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Repairathons at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market Repair Days

Sat Jun 30 @ 9am-12noon (repeats Aug 18, Sep 15)
725 Logan Ave, 1 block south of Danforth, east of Chester subway stn, betwn Carlaw & Pape
Free
https://repairathon.com/repairathon-at-withrow-park-farmers-market-repair-days/
https://withrowmarket.com/

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Tell City Council to Act on Single-Use Plastics –
Contact your City Councillor here and tell them to act on plastics and explore all the options to eliminate, discourage and restrict problem plastics and packaging that can’t be recycled and that pollutes our environment.
http://www.torontoenvironment.org/plastics

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Join the movement for a plastic free future – sign up now for the toolkit:
A Million Acts of Blue toolkit recommends 7 Actions You Can Take to help create a Plastic Free Future –
https://www.greenpeace.org/international/act/lets-end-the-age-of-plastic/

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