The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation entered into an Environmental Management Agreement to enact environmental protection legislation on reserve. The band has developed a set of by-laws that ensure environmental impacts on reserve lands are prevented or minimized. In 2008, an environmental scan was conducted to identify the environmental issues and priorities. The following programs and services were developed to address the environmental needs of the community.
Bio For Brandon Stiles
Brandon Stiles, Environmental Coordinator is an Ojibway from the Chippewas of Georgina Island and Rama First Nations in South Central Ontario. He has a background in tourism, employment services and Indigenous social development and has been working in Indigenous social services since 1998. He has been a successful manager, instructor, proposal writer, program coordinator and event planner and is a certified Career Development Practitioner, Essential Skills Practitioner and Job Club Coach. As a First Nations person, he has always had a vested interest in contributing to the development, enhancement and sustainability of social programs in Indigenous communities across the country.
Environmental Programs & Services:
Recycling Promotion & Education Coordinator – Ellie Big Canoe
GEORGINA ISLAND LANDFILL SITE
Community Energy – Becky Big Canoe
Georgina Island FN Energy Plan
Invasive Species Coordinator: James L. Porte
Forest Management/Species at Risk Coordinator – Heather Charles
Forest Management & Species at Risk
Georgina Island’s opposition to the Upper York Sewage Solutions:
Lake Simcoe Living featured a story on page 18 on Georgina Island’s environment programs and Upper York Sewage Solutions concerns:
Lake Simcoe Can’t Handle Sewage Solutions:
Former Mayor Raises Stink Over Upper York Sewage Solutions Plant:
York Region cries foul over delay in sewage project:
Opposition to Upper York Sewage Solutions:
Sign the GIFN Petition opposing Upper York Sewage Solutions Here: http://chn.ge/2i5fUUU
Emerald Ash Borer
Ontario Tire Stewardship
Ontario Electronic Stewardship
Household Hazardous Waste
The Story of Stuff Project
Our Planet, Our Responsibility
The Story of the Plastic Bag
Invasive Species – Dog Strangling Vine
Invasive Species – Buckthorn
Ticks in our Area Tick Submission Form
Pictures and Video of TD Tree Day – September 25, 2013
Our Children – Their Future Flyer
Please Recycle your Batteries and CFL Lights – Flyer
What is Hazardous Waste?
Tips for closing your cottage for the winter months a message from the Ministry of the Environment.