Extracting The Future – Let’s talk about aggregate mining in Southern Ontario

Saturday February 28, 12:30-3:00pm Silence, 46 Essex St., downtown Guelph Throughout the course of 2015, the Government of Ontario will be conducting a 10-year review of the Provincial Greenbelt Plan. The Greenbelt Area covers 1.8 million acres and encompasses Protected Countryside agricultural land as well as environmental and ecologically sensitive areas such as the Niagara …

Office Closed for Reading Week

The OPIRG- Guelph office will be closed February 16th- 20th to coincide with the University of Guelph’s reading week. Some of the staff are still available for meetings via email request. If you have any questions or concerns please contact organizational@opirgguelph.org See you on Monday February 23rd! As a reminder OPIRG’s regular office hours are …

Canada: A Global Mining Haven

When: Thursday February 12 6-8PM Where: UC Room 103 From financing and trade pacts to lax rules and meddling in other countries’ laws, the Canadian state has made itself a haven for multinational mining companies that are causing social and environmental havoc at home and abroad. Join us for a discussion about the Canadian mining model …

OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium Proposal Call Out

Join us in showcasing research and learnings with a community organizing focus! The OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium is a convergence of academic and community research, activism, and art focused on social and environmental justice issues. We are aiming to make research more accessible to all and to foster deeper relationships and idea …