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Tools to help source local food

Over the past year a variety of tools have been developed and expanded by the Future of Food & Farming Working Group (Peterborough) to help people source food products grown and produced on local farms!  As we prepare for spring and look forward to fresh food, please refer to the group’s  Community Focus Bulletin to help you access local growers and producers.

Sustainable Peterborough Plan Update

It is that time of year when we would typically commence work on the annual Sustainable Peterborough Report Card and Partnership Recognition Event and Awards. This year, however, we have exciting news to share. Sustainable Peterborough has embarked on a comprehensive SP Plan Update project that will likely wrap up towards the end of the year.

As such, just for this year, we are postponing the Report Card and Event until the Plan Update project is completed, as we focus our efforts, time, and limited resources on the Plan Update process. Stay tuned for more details, as stakeholders will be consulted throughout this process – your feedback is invaluable!

However, we always love to hear about all the great work our partners continue to undertake and we will continue collecting our partners’ 2019 sustainable accomplishments, as we will continue celebrating them on our website and through our social media channels. 

4th annual Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Event & Awards

Sustainable Peterborough is pleased to invite you to attend the 4th annual Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Event & Awards. We are delighted to again host this year’s event at Lang Pioneer Village Museum’s Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building!

In order to recognize the numerous sustainable achievements that our partner organizations have accomplished in 2018, Sustainable Peterborough is proud to host the 4th annual Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Awards.  Winners will be announced at the event.

The event will feature a special keynote presentation by Todd Lucier – “This Extra-ordinary Life”. Todd Lucier’s personal mission is to “Bring people together in harmony, celebrating the unique skills, talents and abilities of each individual to achieve extra-ordinary things.” He tells stories, informs, and inspires people to live an extra-ordinary life of passion, purpose and joy. A global leader in sustainable rural tourism, Todd co-founded Northern Edge Algonquin – Canada’s solar powered nature retreat – in 1995. His invitation to rural communities is to pursue sustainable tourism opportunities that grow the depth, breadth and impact of the visitor economy while providing unique experiences. He will share part of his journey as a teacher, traveler, journalist, techie, retreat facilitator, documentary film producer, unplugging advocate, bee keeper, and ice man. His hope is that we come away inspired to grow community connections.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building, Lang Pioneer Village Museum, 104 Lang Rd, Keene, ON K0L 2G0

Please RSVP on our event registration page by Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.
Event admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.


*Please note that photographs and/or video will be taken at the event. By taking part in this event you grant Sustainable Peterborough full rights to use the images, and any reproductions of the images resulting from the photography/video filming. This includes (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organizer.

SP Progress Report 2012-2017

The Sustainable Peterborough Progress Report 2012-2017 is now available! 

The purpose of this report is to provide a document highlighting progress focusing specifically on the Sustainable Peterborough Plan priority action advancements made in the community between 2012 and 2017. The Progress Report highlights the status of each action, provides community results, community accomplishments, identifies implementation challenges, and potential next steps. 

The results of this report demonstrate that through collective action, our community can make measurable steps towards balancing prosperity, well-being and nature. This report leads Sustainable Peterborough into a new phase of planning, refreshing strategic direction, action, and future goals.