17th Annual EcoBuzz Conference Exhibitors

PEYA is a regional network of over 1,200 action oriented students in Peel concerned about environmental issues and determined to make positive change! PEYA is a youth-initiated organization, guided by a student Executive Committee and supported by Ecosource. PEYA unites students across Peel working to improve the environment in their schools and neighborhoods through monthly general meetings and an online community. We provide a forum for students to learn from one another and form relationships with local environmental organizations. For more information on how to get involved, visit our website at www.peyaliance.ca or email us at info@peyalliance.ca.

PEYA is a project of Ecosource.

Ecosource is an Ontario-based environmental education non-profit serving youth, adults, and families. Our work began in Mississauga and has expanded throughout the Region of Peel and beyond. We are all about changing the world, right in our own backyard! We are leaders in grassroots environmental education in the Region of Peel. Our staff works in schools and throughout the community, delivering interactive learning experiences that inspire youth and adults to take actions that make a huge difference to the health of the planet. We are proud to work with over 30,000 students and teachers in our waste education programs, over 1,200 students with the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance as well as over 3,000 youth and adults in our community-based organic gardening and stewardship programs each year.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a community-based environmental organization, dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Credit River Watershed. Established by the provincial government in 1954, CVC is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. As the primary scientific authority for the watershed, CVC works in partnership with municipal governments, schools, businesses and community organizations to deliver locally-based programs. These programs support water resources, land management and acquisition, environmental advisory services (planning), conservation area management, stewardship, education, and natural heritage.Credit Valley Conservation offers 3 programs for youth in the Credit River watershed. These programs aim to engage youth in real life, hands-on environmental stewardship learning and volunteer opportunities while making a difference in their community. Students, parents or teachers wanting to learn more about these programs can visit our website at http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/cyc

The Riverwood Conservancy is the charity that provides programs and direction for Riverwood – the 150-acre, urban nature preserve situated on the shores of the Credit River in Mississauga. Working together with like-minded groups and individuals, our mission is to enable people of all cultures, ages, and abilities to respectfully connect with nature and learn about the importance of protecting, conserving and restoring natural spaces for the well-being of future generations – all while experiencing the beauty of the Riverwood gardens.

Brampton Transit is the local transit system for the City of Brampton. It connects residents to places within the city and surrounding areas, providing a cost-effect and environmentally friendly way to get around.BT Student Crew: A volunteer ambassador program for the students in the school’s environment club. With over 30,000 high school students living in Brampton, many rely on public transportation for school, work and leisure activities throughout the week. It is important to ensure students are aware of transit services and updates that affect them. Brampton Transit’s BT Student Crew program is to connect with youth and increase awareness, education and use of public transit in Brampton.

MiWay is the municipal public transport agency serving Mississauga. This is an opportunity for participants to learn about the environmental and personal advantages to taking public transit. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about local routes in their neighborhoods or around their school. We will also be showcasing our Freedom Pass program which allows children ages 12-14 to have free transit and free access to community pools in the summer months. We also run a MiWay Student Ambassador Program for high school students which gives them a chance to gain community service hours and a reference letter at the end of the program.

EcoSpark is an environmental charity whose mission is to empower communities to take an active role in protecting and sustaining their local environment. We do this by giving people the tools for education, monitoring and influencing positive change.Our long term goal is to spark life-long environmental action in our volunteers and participants through our local, outdoor, experiential programs that inspire people to learn and to take action to benefit their local environment. For more information, visit our website www.ecospark.ca.

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) works with its partners to ensure that The Living City is built upon a natural foundation of healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities.Our education team delivers programs focused on natural and cultural heritage, habitat creation and citizen science that engage the public in environmental initiatives. We work in partnership with residents, schools, community groups and municipalities to deliver these programs.

Established in 1968, the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University is the first Environmental Studies Faculty in Canada. Offering 3 innovative degrees at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels, we study the environment holistically considering natural, built, social, political, and artistic perspectives and how they interrelate. We are dedicated to inspiring active learners and engaged citizens who will work to promote significant social and environmental change in our world.

Forests Ontario is a non-profit charity dedicated to forest restoration, education, and awareness efforts. We are the leading organization for the delivery of high-quality, large scale tree plantings across Canada.In schools across Ontario, our forest education programs connect students with the environment and encourage students to consider forest sector careers. These future green leaders will help us grow healthier and greener forests, and sustainably manage Ontario’s most important natural resource for decades to come.

The Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER) is a
environmental charity that aims to build an army of citizen scientists who can
monitor, measure, mitigate, and adapt to the local impacts of climate change
in their own communities. Our Planting for Change program works with schools to plant a suite of indicator species that are tagged, mapped and measured. The trees are remeasured annually to determine the impact of climate change of these indicator species.

Sierra Club Canada is a nation-wide leading voice for natural heritage protection, environmental best practices, and sustainable development. Sierra Club Peel is a group of concerned citizens who volunteer their time to carry out environmental campaigns and participate in conservation projects within the Peel Region. The group’s aim is to educate and empower the residents of Peel to be defenders and responsible stewards of the natural environment. In our Climate Change workshop we share expertise, learn about best practices, and choose climate change solutions.

Kayanase’s Mission is to restore the health and beauty of Mother Earth, using science- based approaches and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).
Our experienced staff utilizes scientific and tradtional methods to improve ecosystems through ecological restoration, invasive species management, and environmental outreach. We work closely with our clients to create ecologically sustainable landscapes and to foster environmental awareness. Above all is the belief that the work we do will benefit Mother Earth as a whole, enriching the lives of the people, plants, and animals that depend on Her.

Cultural and Ecotourism are growing within the Six Nations of the Grand River Community and Kayanase is working hard to raise awareness of our rich heritage. Towards this effort we are featuring our Kahionhá:kta (by the river) site as an ongoing cultural and ecotourism development. Come to learn the Haudenosaunee history and culture by visiting our 17th Century full sized replica Longhouse Ganǫsaʾ̕ ǫ:weh (Real/Original House).

Geography bridges the scientific and the social study of the earth. Our Department offers programs at levels in human and physical geography, geographical information science, and the environment. This diversity provides you with a unique opportunity to explore the connection between human activity and the environment through various cutting-edge geospatial methods and approaches.

The City of Brampton is committed to becoming more healthy, resilient, and environmentally sustainable. Guiding its efforts is the Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan, which focuses on People, Air, Water, Land, Energy, and Waste. The City offers a variety of events that the community can get involved in, such as planting events and clean-ups/litter pick-ups. We also have a range of education materials available for the public. Learn more at www.brampton.ca/growgreen.

The Region of Peel offers a variety of educational and outreach opportunities designed to promote Peel programs such as water, wastewater, transportation and waste management. Programs are offered to schools, community groups and at special events to foster a more informed and environmentally responsible community.