Projects we are involved in...
Welcome to the Bruce Peninsula Environment Group's Projects and Events Page. Here you will receive information on the heartbeat of the group. Find out about BPEG's past, present, and future projects and events by following the links
The group is active within the community, and has taken a leadership role in initiatives such as community recycling, the advocacy of sustainable forestry practices, public awareness about dark sky pollution and about the hazards of pesticides. The group has hosted two very successful Earthday Expo's, a community visioning forum, a forestry workshop, and most recently, two well attended sustainable energy tours. Read on and learn more about these and other initiatives, and what you can expect from BPEG in the future.Every summer since 2007, BPEG and the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory have hosted an environmental film festival here on the Bruce
The Bruce Peninsula Environmental Film Festival showcased videos by local students this year. The Festival opened Friday 13th with the video "Environmental News" by Hayden Hellyer, David Whyte and Mike Winters. These students are involved in the ECO-shores program at Saugeen Shores In Wiarton. Some of the other films were "The Man who Planted Trees" "Taking Root" "A Breath of Fresh Air" "Taking Root" - The Vision of Wangari Maathai, "Journey of the Universe" "West Wind - The Vision of Tom Thomson"
Read all about past and future film festivals
"BGS" is BPEG's newest committee, and the group's newest Project is "Planting for the Planet" - An Ecological Garden Network for the Bruce Peninsula
The Bruce Peninsula Environment Group, in partnership with Transition Peninsula and local schools, will develop an educational garden network made up of five small community and school gardens. These gardens will be demonstration sites for ecological gardening practices which will inspire and educate residents on how to raise their own produce in an environmentally responsible way. Each garden will have its own distinctive emphasis such as a focus on sack gardening techniques, region specific plants and experimenting with seed-saving and season extender methods. Educational workshops, signage and presentations will further engage participants. Read all about this great new group!
This page is dedicated to promoting local food. If we buy locally, we reduce carbon dioxide emissions as well as support our local economy. So buy locally and help save the planet! See what's out there
On June 2, 2008, history was made when Bruce Peninsula District School and St. Edmunds Public School became the first schools in Ontario to receive the ASPnet (Associate School Project Network) UNESCO designation. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) focuses on four pillars: world concerns, human rights, intercultural learning and environmental concerns. BPDS is also a centre for environmental studies within the Blue Water School Board. BPDS student Emma Thompson is BPEG's youth representative. Read about the great things happening at BPDS...
The BPEG Waste and Recycling Committee was initiated in 2006 to respond to the need for improved waste handling and recycling in our community. They have been working closely with the Municipality to make these improvements. Read more about our initiatives...
Check out some of our past projects and events here...