NEXT THURSDAY: We’re Going Back To Our Roots With SUP Classic ;)

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SUP is a Social, Undefined Plan to bring young (and youngish) people together and provide a relaxed, non-businessy atmosphere where people who want to see a more sustainable world can meet and have great conversations over cheap beer.

This is an awesome opportunity to meet all the great people in Toronto’s sustainability sphere in a low pressure environment. It’s our 6th #GreenPeopleTO event this year.

It is also a great opportunity to meet some of the people organizing Toronto’s buses to the People’s Climate March in NYC (More info here: buSup to New York) and to ask any questions about the trip you might have.

Don’t work in the green sector? Not a problem!
Never attended a green event before? Let this be your first!
Want to join the environmental community? This is for you!
Need a job?… have another beer!

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NEXT THURSDAY: We’re Going Back To Our Roots With SUP Classic ;)

Join us as we buSup to New York!

Summer is always a busy time of the year, especially when there’s so many events happening across a  city as big and diverse as Toronto. While we’ve been quiet for a little while, we’re gearing up for something BIG.

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THIS IS AN INVITATION TO CHANGE EVERYTHING

World leaders are heading to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. In response to this challenge 350.org has called for North America’s largest climate march on Sunday, September 21st to coincide with the summit.

In collaboration with Toronto350 and Emily Hunter, #GreenPeopleTO is aiming to bring as many people from Toronto as possible to attend. We are organizing buses from Toronto to New York the weekend of September 19-21 to attend the People’s Climate March alongside our usual SUP motto of meeting people and sharing ideas/voices.

The buses will leave Toronto in the evening on Friday, September 19th, and depart New York on the evening Sunday, September 21st – maximizing our weekend away while negating any time missed from work or classes. We have optional accommodations available for Saturday night (Friday and Sunday night will be spent on the bus), or you can book your own.

To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.

Tickets are available here through Toronto350.
*If you would like to be seated with people you’ve met at one of our events, please note #GreenPeopleTO or SUP as your group.


DO YOU WANT TO BE A CLIMATE LEADER?

We are currently recruiting Climate Leaders for the bus trip. Climate Leaders will be responsible for 10 people on the bus, informing them on how to stay connected to the climate movement and help be a mentor and support person to them while on the trip. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with Toronto’s environmentalist movement, learn critical event management and activist skills, play a critical role in one of the largest climate demonstrations in history, and have an awesome time.

For more information and/or to apply, please click here.


BECAUSE WE LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA…

As we ramp up for the march, please generate noise using #PeoplesClimate or #ClimateMarch and #GreenPeopleTO.

RSVP on Facebook for the following for the most up-to-date information:
buSup: https://www.facebook.com/events/720513834651450/
Toronto350: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536289829933220/
People’s Climate March: https://www.facebook.com/events/301805359975258/

Join us as we buSup to New York!

The SUPosium!

SUPosium Banner1 Our next official event has arrived! In two weeks, on Thursday, July 17th, we will be hosting the SUPosium back in Harvest Noon. In our continuing effort to strengthen Toronto’s environmental community, the SUPosium brings #GreePeopleTO events into more uncharted territory (for us). The SUPosium will provide SNACKS! Yes, snacks! These snacks shall also be joined by the unassuming community building opportunities that we have become known for as well as a few short talks from some of Toronto’s vibrant sustainability scene. Following the general theme of these events, our guests, who include Lawrence Alvarez of the Toronto Tool Library, will be speaking on the importance of community within environmentalism and how strong connections with those around you can lead directly to more sustainable actions.

Doors open at 7pm. The discussion will start around 7:30pm and will last for approximately an hour. Then it’s time to relax, have a beer, and chat with some of Toronto’s best environmental minds about whatever you like!

And as always… Don’t work in the green sector? Not a problem! Never attended a green event before? Let this be your first! Want to join the environmental community? This is for you! Need a job?…have another beer.

! UPDATE !
We’re excited to announce that Cliff Davidson, Executive Director of the Toronto Urban Photography Festival (TUPF), will be joining our lineup of speakers! While TUPF has a focus on photography, events are very diverse and interdisciplinary. This is their second year of hosting the festival and of interest to our environmentally-minded audience, they’ve branched out to include a talk on nature in the city and photography, and invited the Toronto Green Community to lead a Lost Rivers photowalk. This year’s “CommUnity” theme is also highly relevant, and we’re excited for Cliff to share his experiences!

The SUPosium!

We’re going big, with (MES)SUP

We’re throwing a party, a big one!

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An eco-friendly, environment-minded celebration of the awesome power of decentralized community building. Come on out as we gather together, share and build a culture of community over cheap beer, local food, and great people – all working to make our world a better place.

Hosted for anyone and providing space for a reunion of the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) Alumni by #GreenPeopleTO, the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, and the Centre for Social Innovation. 

Centre for Social Innovation Annex
The Annex Lounge
720 Bathurst St (Bathurst south of Bloor)
Pay What You Can (Helps cover some of the food!)

Drinks by Tall Boys Craft Beer House
Food by many including Mnandi Pies, the Loft Kitchen, and Ice Volcano.

Featuring organizations like Push Food Forward, the Centre for Social Innovation, the Green Society Campaign and lots of MESsers!

Many more organizations and awesome people to be announced!

Sign up below to let us know you are coming and so we can make sure we have enough food and drinks for all of you!

We’re going big, with (MES)SUP

You’re in for a SUPrize

We missed April, but to make up for that, we will be hosting TWO SUP events in May!

Our first SUP event: SUPrize, will be this coming Friday, May 2! This is more or less the same as the previous SUP events, but with a little surprise and a prize to boot. To find out what either or both are, come join us at our usual spot – Harvest Noon.

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Secondly, we’re very excited to announce that we will be hosting a joint event later in the month with students from York University’s Master of Environmental Studies (MES). This will be a slightly different vibe, taking place at the CSI Annex. If you can’t make it out to SUPrize, be sure to come out and mingle with current students and alumni of MES for (MES)SUP on Thursday, May 22!

With warmer weather upon us, we are looking forward to more outdoor festivities. Be sure to stay posted and see you soon!

You’re in for a SUPrize

We’re SUP 2 no good!

Our last event was such a success that we decided to do it again!

Our next event is taking place Thursday, March 20th at Harvest Noon. This is the same venue as our last event. But if you’ve never been, check out this post for directions.

For this event, we decided to change it up and include a theme: How are you being disruptive? This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be in order to attend or that you’re doing anything radical. We just wanted to be able to start a conversation around how we are all pushing for change.

We hope that you will join us for a fun night of cheap drinks and good conversations!

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This is a free event and we look forward to seeing everyone on March 20th!

Don’t forget to RSVP on our Facebook Event Page

We’re SUP 2 no good!

First event was a SUPcess!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our very first SUP event! It was a huge success with lots of great conversation and cheap drinks (as promised by our tagline ;)). We have received tons of positive feedback and we hope to make this a regular occurrence. We want to continue fostering these discussions and build a strong community of young green people in Toronto!

Stay tuned for more information about future SUP events!

In the meantime, check out the photos from our first event here and some highlights below.

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You can sign up for our mailing list by shooting us an email at greenpeopleto (@) gmail.com. You can also click “Follow” on the left sidebar for blog updates straight to your inbox!

Thanks again and we hope to see you at our next event  in March!

Cheers,

Your #GreenPeopleTO Team

Irene, Stefan, Emily and Nicole

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First event was a SUPcess!