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GNN 1st Annual Member Celebration & General Meeting

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Join us in celebrating GNN's official 1st year - and the marvellous GNN members greening neighbourhoods across Toronto & GTA!

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On SATURDAY, MAY 15th at 3pm, join us in celebrating Green Neighbours Network (GNN)'s 1st year as an official non-profit organization, hear about GNN's vision and plans for the exciting year ahead, and help celebrate our amazing members and volunteers.

At the event, you will meet GNN's wonderful volunteers, and celebrate GNN's marvellous members - the individuals, groups, and partners whose passion and energy are making neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto and the GTA greener, healthier, and more sustainable every day.

Hear from some of our exciting member group leaders; learn how their groups started, how they overcame challenges, and about the projects they have underway.

The GNN Member Celebration is a virtual event. You will receive the Zoom link in an email closer to the date so you can join the event online.

Everyone is welcome. No membership required. But why not sign yourself up - it's easy and it's free!

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3.00 pm - 4.30 pm - You'll meet the GNN team, hear about our renewed vision and plans for the exciting year ahead, and celebrate and learn from some of GNN's fabulous member group leaders.

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm - We invite you to stay for an informal Mix and Mingle - a chance for informal conversation with other GNN members like yourselves.

This event will be the historic moment when GNN’s brand-new bylaws and new Board of Directors are revealed - be there when it happens!

See you at the celebration!

Aarthi, Brittany, Juhi, Lee & Zenaida on behalf of the GNN Outreach Team; outreach@gnntoronto.ca

SPEAKERS:

🌱 Dorte Windmuller from Cliffcrest Butterflyway in Scarborough, will talk about using the power of social media to find volunteers and engage a community to bring back bees, birds and butterflies to the neighbourhood.

🍀 Saba Khan, one of the trio who founded EnviroMuslims in Mississauga, will talk about starting a group with the goal of educating, engaging and empowering the Canadian Muslim community, and the importance of intersectionality in the realm of sustainability.

🌳 Beth Szurpicki, representing CanadaReduces.ca, will talk about how the ‘Reduces’ movement in one downtown Toronto neighbourhood leveraged the power of zero waste to scale up in record time.

🍏 Carrie Tai from Neighbours for the Planet in Richmond Hill, will tell us how they brought together a diverse group of concerned Canadians to help tackle the climate crisis. They quickly became Richmond Hill's 2020 Community Organization of the year - and a legally registered not-for-profit!

🌱 Colleen Lynch from ClimateFast's Kitchen Table Climate Conversations will tell us about this exciting climate conversation program designed to inspire and mobilize in advance of upcoming elections - and how you can get involved. :)

🌳 Myrtle Millares and Matthew Lie-Paehilke from Climate Pledge Collective will share how we can help stop big Canadian Banks from fueling the climate crisis by participating in their Bank Switch campaign.

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