The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre can lay claim to being the most sustainable building in Canada. Designed by Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin of Endeavour and built under their direction by the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program at Fleming College, it’s a building worth checking out while you’re in Peterborough:
Peterborough Green-Up is a hub for a great deal of environmental activism and programming in the city:
Peterborough’s Ecology Park is a unique place for people of all ages to discover a lasting friendship with the natural world. It is a centre for researching new ways of caring for the places where we live, work, and play, based on restoring balance and long-term health.
OPIRG Peterborough is a campus-based, community-oriented, non-profit organization committed to research, education and action on social justice and environmental issues. Each year, OPIRG staff and volunteers organize speakers, films, conferences, publications and campaigns on a wide variety of topics.
By the Bushel is a cooperative of farmers and consumers that aims to provide a generous selection of high-quality, nutritious vegetables and fruit, supplemented on a monthly basis with local meat, honey, maple syrup, and other non-produce items. They offer home delivery of food baskets, as well as a store offering a wide range of local and organic food.
Transition Town Peterborough (TTP) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization focused on reducing our community-wide dependence on fossil fuels while increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency in food, water, energy and other vital aspects of life.
Peterborough Field Naturalists offer a wide range of events:
Attractions in Peterborough
The City of Peterborough web site is a good starting place for discovering the natural and built attractions in the city and the surrounding area:
Peterborough Farmers Market – Morrow Building Parking Lot Lansdowne at George 705-876-0191 – Saturdays, all year, 7am – 1pm
The Wednesday Farmers Market – Charlotte St, between George and Water St. 705-324-9413 Wednesdays, mid-May through Thanksgiving 9am-2pm. All local vendors.