1. Become an Individual Member
By joining GNN as an Individual Member, you will connect with a growing network of environmentally-concerned people and groups across city who are taking action to make Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable. If you are motivated to help green the city, and are keen to share your interests, skills and experiences with others, please join us.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Connect with like-minded people and groups
- Give and receive peer-to-peer advice
- Learn and share helpful information, resources, and encouragement
- Take action and make a difference in environmental issues that matter most to you
- Collaborate and enjoy greater success
- Participate in special events hosted by GNN
- Get involved in a GNN Project team
- Gain from linkages between neighbourhood groups and city-wide partners
- Stay connected through GNN’s newsletter, calendar of events, and website resources
- Learn practical ways you can help make Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable
2. Become a Member Group
If you are a formal or informal non-profit group that shares our mission to make Toronto and the GTA greener, healthier, and more sustainable, why not join us? We believe that by working together, we can do more, more easily, while having more fun and enjoying greater success. Together we will learn from city-wide and neighbourhood green groups across Toronto, and create a greener, more sustainable, and more vibrant city. Join us. We can do more, together.
3. Become a GNN Volunteer
Please volunteer for GNN – we’d love to have your help! We have exciting plans but we can’t achieve them without the energy and enthusiasm of volunteers like you.
By volunteering with us, we can do more, more easily, with greater success – while having more fun. Please fill in our volunteer interest survey. Together we’ll find a way for you to contribute that fits your working style, skills, interests, and availability. We look forward to welcoming you as a fellow volunteer!
HERE’S WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY…
The community is very positive and provides a nice balance of volunteer opportunities that aren’t overwhelming. Everyone is always ready to lend a helping hand. I feel that I am making a difference when providing newsletter content for the readers. It demonstrates that you can still support environmental events and showcase news even online during the pandemic.
[GNN] is a fun group of action-oriented people! I’ve learned so much about Toronto, the environment, and the Canadian culture while volunteering here! [One of my most meaningful experiences volunteering was] being a small part of EcoFair 2020, where we pulled off a month-long event like no corporate could even! It was meaningful because it showed me the power of volunteering. Together we can make a difference!
Is there no neighbourhood green group near you? Start one!
A neighbourhood green group is a great way to have fun, make friends, get involved, contribute to your neighbourhood, share your knowledge & skills, learn from others – and create a greener, more sustainable community. A nicer place for everyone. Start by signing up to join GNN!
- Visit other green groups in the city
A great way to get started is to visit other green groups in the city to see what they are like, what they do, and how they do it. Ask the founder how they got started. What would work for you in your neighbourhood? What would be similar? What different?
- Connect with your neighbours on social media or on the street
Find a few like-minded people in your neighbourhood and host a get-together. Learn about the environmental issues of concern in your community. Find out what activities you could do together to improve things.
- Pick an achievable goal
Is there an achievable goal with enough volunteers to make it happen? If so, you are on your way to starting a new neighbourhood green group!
- Talk to your city councillor
Ask if they know other people or groups with similar concerns in your riding. Ask for help with promotion through their newsletter or on social media. Invite them to your event.
- Connect through GNN
Let us know your plans. We can share your invitation with GNN members in your neighbourhood, and we can help promote it in the GNN newsletter and on social media. Be sure to have a look at our other organizational planning resources.
- Need more help?
Questions? Feel free to contact us. We’re a network – we’re here to help!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead