Speakers & Presentations
Looking for a guest speaker?
EcoSuperior offers a variety of presentations on topics such as chemicals and health, recycling, personal care products and much more. We can tailor our presentation to fit your group and your time, whether you are looking for a lunch 'n learn session at the office, or an evening presentation to your youth group or church. Depending on program funding, there may be a small fee for the presentation.
Keep it Superior - Book early as program fees are currently waived for this presentation!
Get a local perspective on the Lake Superior Watershed. Using a 3-D model, participants explore a watershed and the effects of strowmwater up close! Learn the difference between a storm sewer and a sanitary sewer, and what you can do to help prevent pollutants from entering Lake Susperior.
In conjunction with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Safe Cycling Thunder Bay is proud to offer group courses to schools! We cover traffic safety, signalling, bike fit, ABC bike safety check, and give students the opportunity to practice skills in a supervised environment. There is also a guided on-road group ride to put these skills into practice. Sessions are available for children in grade 3 and up and last 1.5 or 2 hours, depending on your group's needs. For more information or to book, email Caroline@EcoSuperior.org or call 624-2144. There is a fee for this workshop; however, a limited number of free Bike Rodeos are available in 2016 upon request.
Safe Cycling (adult)
Learn helmet and bike safety checks, the rules of the road, and traffic dynamics in this one-hour Lunch and Learn. A second one-hour session that includes skills practice and a group ride can help your group feel more confident on the road. Alternate session length and course content can be requested to meet your group's needs. Click here to book.
Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit's 2015 Radon Prevalence Study found that 16% of Thunder Bay homes have high radon. Learn about radon gas, its health risks, and simple ways to test and mitigate your home and protect your family. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rain Garden Workshop
Learn how to create a rain garden in your yard. Beautifully landscaped depressions that absorb stormwater runoff, rain gardens help keep our lakes and rivers clean. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Confused about what can be recycled in Thunder Bay? Don’t know how to properly sort your recyclable materials? Host a lunch and learn presentation and trade-in for your workplace or organization and learn the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of recycling here in Thunder Bay. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Composting and Vermicomposting
Composting is a simple way to reduce your curbside trash by as much as 30 percent and provides a great source of superb natural fertilizer for your lawn and garden. Learn the ins and outs of both indoor (vermicomposting) and backyard composting including troubleshooting and tips. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Open Streets programs open streets to people and close them to cars. This simple concept is spreading around the world as a tool to combat obesity, to promote active transportation, social integration, and/or economic development. Starting in 2014, Thunder Bay has hosted 3 successful programs attracting a total of more than 5000 participants. This presentation will highlight the opportunities that Open Streets provide to build happier and healthier communities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Back to the Tap
When we turn on the tap we are fortunate to enjoy clean, safe, fresh Lake Superior water. Learn how our municipal water in Thunder Bay truly is Superior - and kick the habit of using bottled water! Subject to staff availability.
Keep It Simple
Are you interested in learning about housecleaning without harmful chemicals? Do you know what ingredients are in your personal care products? Gather your group members for an informative discussion about safer choices. Host a trade-in event! Participants bring in any toxic cleaning product from home and get a free Greener Cleaning kit. Or ask about our DIY project! Subject to staff availability.