Archive for 2007 February

Ban the bulb

Australia will phase out standard incandescent light bulbs over the next few years.  California may soon be doing the same.

This is a simple and obvious step.  Even with current energy prices, the economic benefits of fluorescents will come quickly. 

It’s a sobering thought that Wal-Mart’s plans are more aggressive than our own Canadian government’s in this regard.     Read more »

2007 Feb 21: An inconvenient vigil

Actually, it’s a perfectly convenient vigil: just one hour, relatively warm weather, good people.

Show your support for Al Gore’s message. You might head over to Green Drinks after, but first join this vigil organized by the East Toronto Climate Action Group:

An Inconvenient Truth — Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, 2007 February 21, 6 pm
outside Convocation Hall, King’s College Circle
University of Toronto

“This is not a political issue; it is a moral issue”
— Al Gore

On Wednesday February 21st, Toronto citizens will unite in a peaceful display of solidarity in response to Al Gore’s message delivered in An Inconvenient Truth.

Al Gore is scheduled to speak at 7:00 pm in Convocation Hall. As 900 tickets sold in 1 minute, and the website crashed due to more than 20,000 hits in 3 minutes, it is apparent that many in Toronto are in agreement that we are suffering climate change.

Please show your support for his crucial message by attending an hour long candlelight vigil to symbolize your willingness to become carbon neutral and recognize your ecological footprint.

Meet in front of Convocation Hall from 6 pm — north of College & west of University Ave. Walk through the main gates of the U of T campus and you will find King’s College Circle. Convocation Hall is on the left and we will stand outside. Carry a small light which we will turn off at 7:00 pm when Al Gore begins his lecture inside the Hall.

Families are encouraged to attend.

East Toronto Climate Action Group


Chinese Year of the PigGung hei fat choi! Happy New Year!

2007 Feb 21: Missing Al Gore? Drink green

Well, Al Gore is talking at Convocation Hall.  But if you’ve missed your tickets for that sold-out event, you can always go drink with other environmentalists.  Green Drinks meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Bedford Academy pub.

The Bedford AcademyGreen Drinks
Wednesday, 2007 February 21, 5:45 pm to late
Bedford Academy, 36 Prince Arthur

(near Bloor St W & Avenue Rd, steps away from St George subway) Free

But first, at 6 pm, join a short show of support for Al Gore’s message at Convocation Hall, not far away.

Send a Valentine to Temagami

Local Green Ian Jackson asks us to take action on Valentine’s Day for the Temagami old-growth forest.  Here is the email sent by Earthroots:


Please take a few minutes to send a personal letter to show your support for increased protection in Temagami. Submitting your comments will only take a few minutes of your time.

Send a free fax right now by clicking on this link.

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