Author: Sonya Wieler

*New Publication*

Introducing TREEVIA!

July 11, 2024: ACER is excited to announce the launch of our new TREEVIA quiz series! Test your knowledge of trees, so essential to the health of our environment, beginning with our first instalment: the TREEVIA Forest Ecology Quiz, which focuses on the biology of trees and the forest ecosystem.

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*News*

Another Successful AGM!

On Sunday, June 9, ACER held its annual general meeting of members. The meeting was virtual with many people, both members and guests, in attendance. The meeting kicked off informally with presentations by Alice Casselman, ACER Founder and President, Sadia Butt, ACER Program Manager, Jonathan Brown, GIS Coordinator for Sustainable

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*Blog*

Celebrating Pollinator Week!

June 20, 2024: Did you know that June 17-23 is Pollinator Week? Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership (P2), a charity founded to promote the health of pollinators through conservation, education, and research. This special week is dedicated to celebrating the vital role that pollinators play

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Happy International Biodiversity Day 2024!

May 22, 2024: Happy International Day for Biological Diversity! Did you know that ACER has been a pioneer in forest biodiversity monitoring in Ontario ever since the 1993 Convention on Biodiversity that arose from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro? Over the past

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Happy International Mother Earth Day from ACER!

April 22, 2024: Did you know that International Mother Earth Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009, has roots that go back all the way to the 1970’s? It was during the time that environmental issues started getting global attention culminating in the first ever world conference,

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*Event Notice*

Reminder: Upcoming “Get Tech Savvy” Webinar!

Join us Sunday Feb. 25 from 1:30-2:30 PM for our “Get Tech Savvy” online webinar brought to you by our Seniors Measure UP Program. Sign up to learn some tips from an expert on how to use your Apple iPhone and iPad efficiently like a pro! All are welcome to attend.

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*New Publication*

ACER Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2023

We are happy to announce that our newsletter is back! 2023 was a very productive year for ACER, and also a year of celebration of ACER’s 35th anniversary! To look inside, check it out here!

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*News*

Announcing our New Seniors Measure UP Webinar Series!

Join us this February and March for a special live webinar series designed especially for seniors as part of our Seniors Measure UP program, funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program (Government of Canada). See below for details! All are welcome to attend. If you are interested please fill

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*News*

A Tree Planted for Alice

After 35 years of planting trees with schools and communities across Ontario, ACER founder and President Alice Casselman was celebrated this past August with a maple tree planted in her honour at Mississauga’s Fleetwood Park. At the ceremony, Mississauga City Councillors Stephen Dasko (Ward 1) and Chris Fonseca (Ward 3)

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*Blog*

The Do’s and Don’ts of Tree Mulching

November 2023 – Winter is fast approaching and replenishing the mulch around our trees ahead of winter is good practice,  to ensure its continuing benefits. Mulching adds nutrition to the soil, helps aerate it, regulates its temperature, holds in moisture, and suppresses weed growth. And, when added in the autumn,

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*News*

ACER AGM 2023 – Livestream

AGM 2023 Livestream Find out more about ACER’s successes in 2022 and the exciting plans for 2023! Click below to view our live-streamed presentation that kicked-off the 2023 Annual General Meeting on Sunday June 11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcYItHJYuoM&t=316s

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*News*

ACER Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2022

Well, we made it through another amazing year despite the persistence of COVID-19! Under the pandemic’s radar, ACER managed to plant P4C tree suites in three schoolyards; complete our federally funded Canadian Healthy Communities Initiative project in Mississauga and launch our newest Riparian Rangers initiative in the Ganaraska River watershed,

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*Blog*

SHOWCASING ONTARIO’S BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE FALL COLOURS!

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? IN THE BEGINNING … there were green leaves ! What makes a leaf green? Chlorophyll, of course, but there are other colours hidden all year! Chlorophyll is PACKAGED in chloroplasts each cell in each green leaf!  See them in this magnified image. The leaves

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