10 Easy Steps to Living Lighter
EnviroCentre is hosting 10 Easy Steps to Living Lighter, a family-friendly interactive workshop to learn practical tips on reducing your environmental impact.
Learn about how to assess your current greenhouse gas impact and simple ways to reduce it. Ask questions and see our mini model home. Participants will receive a “ten easy steps” takeaway list with a small gift to get started. Children (with their families) are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Stay tuned for the next workshop date!
Introduction to Commuter Cycling: This interactive workshop offers tips on route planning, best Practices for becoming a confident rider and addressing the concerns and benefits of commuting by bike. *As the host you will need to provide a laptop, screen and projector to support the presentation.
Basic Bike Maintenance: a Professional bike mechanic will teach your group how to change a flat tire, check brakes and do minor adjustments to keep a bike moving efficiently. * Please be sure the Instructor is allowed to bring a bike into the presentation room.
City Cyclist: Join us on a downtown ride where you’ll learn about Ottawa’s growing cycling infrastructure and some on road cycling skills. Led by an experienced cyclist, this on-bike workshop will help you improve your comfort cycling on road. The group will ride approximately 8 km with many stops for discussions and demonstrations. In this workshop you will learn about the following:
- Bike boxes – what are they and how to use them.
- Separated cycling facilities (one directional and bi-directional) – how they differ and safe cycling tips.
- The “Copenhagen Left” – a simple turning technique that reduces risks to cyclists making a left turn.
- General best practices for ensuring visibility while cycling on the road.
Commuting Options: Delivered by an expert in sustainable transportation options, this workshop will provide participants with information on how to start a carpooling program, discover how to meet daytime transportation needs and discuss other solutions to lower the reliance on single occupancy vehicles. This presentation will help you discover options and how to implement them at your workplace. Note: this presentation can be customized to address a specific workplace need.