PROGRAMS FOR NEWCOMERS
Links for Greener Learning (LGL) is dedicated to creating opportunities for newcomers throughout the Niagara Region to engage and educate them through environmental programs and initiatives. Programs such as “Train the Trainer”, Environmental Awareness and Education for newcomers, the Internship program and our Growing Diversity Garden, allow newcomers to learn and experience the environment through applied education.
“TRAIN THE TRAINER"
This program is targeted at newcomers who already have an environmental career or post-secondary students who are interested in starting an environmental career in Canada. “Train the trainer” approach provides newcomers or domestic students with the knowledge and skills to teach other newcomers about environmental issues in Canada.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND
EDUCATION FOR NEWCOMERS
A Series of Workshops designed to help newcomers develop awareness and skills in the area of waste management, water and energy conservation for the enhancement of quality of life in Niagara community. These awareness campaigns raise the level of understanding of environmental issues and the little things we can do to make the world a better place. for newcomers to learn, expand their knowledge base and benefit from invaluable on the job experience.
ECO-CHIC - THE 3R's BOUTIQUE
The goal of this project is to re-use and recycle “pre-loved” materials by using it to make new products. All products are made from 100% re-purposed materials and are made by skilled newcomer women and local novice artisans. Eco-Chic products include bags, jewelry, clothing and decorative items. The eco-chic boutique project utilizes local skills and talents to create unique and beautiful products. It has great economic and environmental benefits to the community as it serves to reduce waste by reusing materials that otherwise may have been sent to the landfills and also provides a substantial source of income for the newcomer and low-income women.
GROWING DIVERSITY GARDEN MANUAL
Congratulations on growing your own food in your own garden, balcony garden or community garden! We have included lots of interesting information in this manual about planning, planting, watering, pest control and fertilizing. This manual provides a good opportunity to connect with community gardens in the Niagara Region.
Thanks to Project Share, DIG-Brock University Community Garden and the fabulous volunteers who helped us to put this work together. We wish to acknowledge the funders who made our programs and this manual possible:
- United Way - Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie
- TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
- Government of Canada
- Niagara Region through Niagara Prosperity Initiative