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Spring Flowers Activities

Spring has sprung, and many flowers are in bloom! While we continue to practice physical distancing to protect ourselves and our neighbours in these strange times, take a digital stroll through the blossoms. Explore our Spring Flowers activities today, perfect for distance learning. Dandelion Suite Crab Apple Suite Forsythia Suite While you’re at it, check […]

Summer 2020 Volunteer Opportunities

We’re looking for volunteers to join Team ACER this summer! We have opportunities available for a wide variety of skillsets. Whether you prefer going out in the field or working from home, you can engage in local action that leads to a global impact. View Volunteer Opportunities

The Importance of Trees in the GTA

Our University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) intern Julia Bilas has written a report on the importance of trees in the GTA. Julia compared benchmark and more recent measurements from the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, five Mississauga schools and two Brampton schools to see if some species were more successful than others. Her analysis showed […]

ACER Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter

2019 has been a fantastic year for ACER. We worked with new partners at the Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT), Parkdale Intercultural Association (PIA), and Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) to teach people how to plant and measure trees. We also planted at Rowntree Mills Park with TRCA and monitored a portion of the […]

ACER AGM – June 9, 2019

Join us for Are You Ready? – Impacts of Climate Change in Ontario, a free event featuring climate science experts Heather Auld and Don MacIver. June 9, 2019 at 2 PM Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber College North Campus 205 Humber College Boulevard RSVP today! Be sure to arrive early and enjoy the beauty of […]

Riparian Rangers Webinar Video

On December 7, 2018, ACER hosted a webinar through Conservation Ontario. Representatives from three conservation authorities shared their experiences with our tree planting program, Riparian Rangers. Our speakers were Stephanie Smith from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Gina Pannunzio from Essex Region Conservation Authority, and Patricia Lowe from Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority. After the presentations, […]

ACER’s Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

2018 is coming to a close, and the last few days of the year are ideal for reflection. This has been a fantastic year for ACER — new partners, exciting opportunities, and strengthened connections. Take a look at what we’ve been working on in our latest newsletter: ACER’s Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter All of us at ACER […]

ACER Interns 2018

This summer ACER will have 7 interns from Sheridan College; Sneha Gaddipati, Navpreet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Asma Khurram, Kartik Makhwana, Mamata Na, and Milan Suther. These interns will continue inventories at two Sheridan College, Davis and Trafalgar campuses. The inventory at the Sheridan College Davis campus was started by previous Sheridan interns in 2014. The […]

Riparian Rangers 2018

This year ACER received 4 grants from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (GLGCF). We are working with Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA), Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA), and Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA). Each project involves planting a 1000 trees and shrubs with volunteers and our partner conservation […]

Planting for Change (P4C) 2017

There are 7 new Planting for Change (P4C) schools in spring and fall of 2017. TD FEF funded the projects, which brought schools and their wider communities together to create mini-climate change outdoor classrooms/labs. The school plants 61 native trees and shrubs and monitors five different indicator species each year on the “birthday” of the […]

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