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Looking for a constructive way to help the environment?
We’re a group of people from all over the Lower Mainland who get together to help Metro Vancouver Parks, municipalities, BC Parks, charities, non-profit organizations, societies, stewardship groups and watershed groups tackle environmental issues that need co-operation and teamwork to get done. We also volunteer at farms to promote local sustainable agriculture. Gloves and tools will be supplied as well as refreshments! All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. If you care about the environment and local food security this is the group for you!
David Suzuki talks about the Lower Mainland Green Team--> HERE
A 5 minute slide show about the LMGT --> HERE
Want to reach the organizer? email email@example.com
What you will get out of participating:
The Pacific Parklands Foundation (PPF) is our partner. Their mission is to protect green spaces, enrich communities and encourage philanthropy.
Without financial support the Lower Mainland Green Team would not be able to make nearly as much of a positive impact on the environment as it does. Thank you to our funders!!
Sitka Foundation, Schein Foundation, Chris Spencer Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment, N. Murray Edwards Foundation, Surrey Foundation, Hamber Foundation, Klein-Penneton Foundation and Valley Outdoor Association
Donating to the Lower Mainland Green Team
Running events are expensive and we could sure use donations! If you love the work we do and want to support us through a donation please click HERE
The Jane Goodall Institute has given the LMGT a certificate of recognition. To check it please click --> HERE
Well wishes to the Lower Mainland Green Team
David Suzuki sent the LMGT a letter. He says "Volunteers are the heart and soul of Canada, deeply rooted in community and concerned and active on issues that matter." He also wrote "Thank you for all you do".
We received a postcard from Farley Mowat , a Canadian conservationist and author (he wrote Never Cry Wolf). His message: "Good luck to the Lower Mainland Green Team".
If you want to know the latest Lower Mainland Green Team happenings as they happen: We're now on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LMGreenteam
The Lower Mainland Green Team has been in a number of media outlets. Please click on the following links :
Richmond News March 27, 2013 (page A19)
Peace Arch News March 14, 2013 (go to page 22)
Aldergrove Star March 7, 2013 (go to page 10)
Coquitlam Now, Dec 16, 2011 (page A7)
North Shore News, Nov 30, 2011 (page A21)
Vancouver Sun 15 April 2011 (this one has been taken down from the net)
Langley Advance 8 March 2011 (our very first event was covered!)
Lyda had had enough of hearing about the state of the environment going downhill and feeling powerless. So, she combined her passion for the environment and her organizational skills to get people outside into nature making a positive impact on the environment. It's been over 2 years and the volunteers inspire her to keep going. As David Suzuki wrote in his letter to the LMGT, "volunteers are the heart and soul of Canada" ! The Lower Mainland Green Team was founded on Feb 7th 2011 and because of it's effectiveness making a positive impact on the environment, other green teams may be formed in the future! To get a good idea of our background read page two of this newsletter (<--CLICK). For a short write-up and before/after photos for every single event please click on pages (if you're not logged into your meetup account, make sure to scroll down a ways to get to all the pages). See pictures from each of our events please click on photos
Who the hosts are of our events
Friends of Hunter Park
Aldridge Acres Connex School
There are many generous businesses who have helped build the Lower Mainland Green Team. They contribute refreshments and products to volunteers to reward their hard work taking care of the environment! To learn more about them click HERE
We may take photos and/or videos at the events. These may be posted here on meetup and/or other sites like youtube. The photos may also be used for communication materials. If you prefer to not be on camera make this clear to whoever is pointing a camera your way and/or duck out! Also please note, photos may be taken of you with products businesses have donated to LMGT volunteers and posted on their facebook pages.
Liability (please read before attending any of our events!)
The organizer and each and every one of its hosts and volunteer participants are in no way responsible and liable for your personal safety and health state, or the safety of your children before, during and at anytime after each event. By RSVPing "Yes", for Lower Mainland Green Team events, you acknowledge that you fully understand the nature of the activities, are aware of risks, and are sufficiently fit and capable of performing the activities, assuming all risks associated with those activities. All attendees hereby release and shall forever hold harmless the Lower Mainland Green Team organizer, all Lower Mainland Green Team hosts and other volunteers attendees and unconditionally waive any liabilities resulting from attending and/or participating in any Lower Mainland Green Team events. By attending our events you are taking personal responsibility for yourself and any minors in your care. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
RSVP'ing and not showing up
There are two rules:
1. Because equipment, tools and refreshments are brought to each event based on the number of people coming, if you have RSVP'd 3 times that you are going to 3 events and without notice have not shown up, you will be removed from the Lower Mainland Green Team. To "un-rsvp" go to where you had originally clicked on "join us" on the event page and click on "change RSVP". Please do this by the day before the event.
2. If you sign up for an event with a restricted number of participants, the spaces become filled and there is a waiting list and you do not show up (and have no good reason) you will be removed. You must UN-RSVP at least 2 days before an event (to give other members a chance to take your vacated spot and participate)
Other volunteer opportunities
We hope that you will consider volunteering more regularly with the groups hosting our events once you've checked out what they do.
Please check out the following page for more environmental volunteer opportunities --> HERE
Provided funding to engage youth in the conservation of parks
Provided funds to engage youth in stewardship activities
Financial support to conserve, enhance and protect green spaces
Financial support for our stewardship/habitat restoration events
Funding for stewardship/habitat restoration activities in Surrey
Funds to ensure we keep doing our good work
Products such as post it notes to volunteers
Amazing Dig It Handwear for volunteers
Gave bike bells,lights,leg reflectors & carabiners to reward volunteers
Earth Month 2013 financial supporter!
100% recycled notebooks
stainless steel water bottles, playing cards and two rain jackets
books for LMGT volunteers to thank them for their hard work
Funding for Earth Month
gift certificates to experience a Ziptreak Bear Ecotour for One
Financial support for our work
Lunapads panty liners and some funding to support our work
Buff Original multifunctional Headwear
Herb seeds and gardening gloves for the volunteers
stainless steel folding sporks with organic cotton LWP pouch
Two flavours of Raincoast Crisps, cranberry hazelnut and Fig & olive
Donated Clif Bars to the LMGT volunteers
Coffee Filters Parchment Baking Paper baking Cups Recycled foil t-shirt
Steel water bottles
Reusable tea bags and Hankettes hankerchiefs
active wear merino socks
Aloe & Buttermilk lotions for the good work the volunteers are doing!
100% pure beeswax tea candles
Fairtrade chocolate candy bars
$5 off first purchase and deals as prizes
Recycled bicycle jewelry
laundry and dish washing detergent