Ontario Public Interest Research Group
|Record #: PET0292||Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017||Last Full Update: 07 Mar 2016|
|Description (Service)||* A campus-based, community-oriented, non-profit organization committed to research, education, and action on social justice and environmental issues.
* Organizes speakers, films, conferences, publications and campaigns on a variety of topics.
* Offers skills development workshops and research-for-credit opportunities.
* Working groups include Canadians for Mining Awareness, Trent Amnesty International, and Safe and Green Energy (SAGE).
* Develops programming, allocates resources, and networks with other campus and community organizations.
* Operates a Free Market at Sadleir House where anyone can come in to select or drop-off household goods and clothing - absolutely free.
* Green Dishes is a waste-reduction project designed to eliminate the need for disposable dishes at community events in Peterborough. This creative and unique non-profit dish-lending program enables organizations to borrow large quantities of reusable dishes for community events. A small fee and deposit are required for borrowing.
* Volunteers are always needed as Board members or volunteers for the Food Cupboard, Free Market, and working groups.
* Operates the OPIRG Food Cupboard at Sadleir House, offering free food to students and community members in cooperation with Kawartha Food Share.
**NB: Last day of operation for Food Cupboard is October 16th.
|Hours||OPIRG office hours: Tue - Fri 11 am - 5 pm
Free Market and Food Cupboard hours are on website or phone for details.
|Areas Served||Peterborough (County of)|
|Application||Contact for details.|
|Address and Location|
|Site Location||Sadleir House|
|Located In Community||Peterborough|
|Address & Map||
OPIRG Office, 1st Floor, Sadleir House
751 George St N, Room 102
Peterborough, ON K9H 3T2
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|Intersection||George St - Parkhill Rd|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - OPIRG office only. ; Free Market and Food Cupboard are not accessible, however, volunteers are on hand to help visitors who are unable to use stairs. Call 705-741-1208 for more information.|
|Primary Contact||OPIRG Co-ordinator|