Projects: Winter 2012

Project List for Environmental Leadership

The Technology Alliance Group for Kawartha Lakes (TAG)

1)      The Technology Alliance Group for Kawartha Lakes (TAG)’s Technology Refurbishing Program provides benefits to the community beyond recycling. This project requires funding to be able to continue. Research the environmental, economic and social benefits of this initiative for the community explaining why further funding is necessary. Consider alternative methods to deliver this program that would allow TAG to continue administering the program in spite of funding challenges.

Fenelon Falls Museum

1)      The Fenelon Falls Museum wishes to improve visitor experience and increase electricity-conservation by converting their lighting to LED and reduce the summer temperature in their building. Research the best means of making these improvements, including whether or not LED is the right lighting choice, taking into consideration environmental and budget factors, as well as the unique concerns museums face when lighting and controlling temperature in their exhibit spaces (damage to artifacts, visibility for visitors).

Toward Balance Support Network (TBSN)

1)      Toward Balance Support Network (TBSN) will be participating in a Time Bank project as a joint venture with the Ontario Environmental Network. This venture will allow volunteers to bank volunteer hours and redeem them in an exchange of time and talent with other volunteers in the City of Kawartha Lakes and around the world. In order for this project to be a success, participants will need instruction on how to enrol in and make the best use of the time banking program. Create a presentation, including a simple, user friendly manual to provide this instruction. This presentation and manual must be geared to multiple audiences (from teenagers to senior citizens, individuals from a wide range of educational and financial backgrounds).

The Lilac Gardens of Lindsay (LGOL)

1)      The Lilac Gardens of Lindsay (LGOL) is a committee of the Lindsay and District Horticultural Society. In partnership with the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Department, they established a lilac plantation at Logie Street Park in Lindsay and other locations throughout Lindsay. One of the features is a habitat for birds and butterflies. Research the importance of specific and native plants in creating a habitat for birds and butterflies and the positive impact of this habitat in the larger community. Describe what these plants are and their role in creating a habitat for birds and butterflies. Explain how such a habitat can positively impact the community as a whole, stressing why this type of garden is important to City of Kawartha Lakes.  

2)      The Lilac Gardens of Lindsay (LGOL) is a committee of the Lindsay and District Horticultural Society. In partnership with the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Department, they established a lilac plantation at Logie Street Park in Lindsay and other locations throughout Lindsay. The Lilac Garden are extensive and the committee is currently looking at ways to keep weeds under control that are cost effective and do not require a major time commitment. Research alternative methods of weed control that are efficient, environmentally friendly and visually appealing. Choose three potential methods of weed control and argue the pros and cons of each method, making a recommendation about which of the three methods is the best solution for the Lilac Garden.

 

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