Archive for 2007 April

SUVs for the climate

Once again, in defiance of environmentalists, not to mention common sense, the NDP (this time provincially) are proposing that climate change be addressed without touching the auto industry.

Our not so cozy relationship with the Liberals

There has been a tremendous buzz around the supposed love-affair between Greens and Liberals.  The only hint of truth there is that Elizabeth May, and many others in the Green Party (including myself, by the way) recognize that all opposition parties are politically closer to the Greens than the current government.

The story seems to centre around Elizabeth’s announcement that she will run in Central Nova (currently held by Foreign Minister Peter Mackay) in the next election, which is viewed as some sort of overture to the Liberals.  What it really is is a gesture of courage and conviction from someone who doesn’t want to take the easiest path, but rather the path that feels most right.  Yes, she might have won more easily in a riding with a Liberal or NDP incumbent, but that would not deprive the current toxic government of a seat, and would force her to spend her time attacking the policies of parties more in line with her own.  She chose the harder route not to benefit any particular opposition party, but to focus her campaign on attacking the worst offender.     Read more »

Happy Easter

Passover is over, we’ve found all the matzoh, and we’re about to go off to my aunt’s house to celebrate Ukrainian Easter.  I hope to see everyone at Patricia’s Easter Egg Hunt.

2007 Apr 27: Green Living Show

Check out the Green Living Show.

Friday, 2007 April 27, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, 2007 April 28, 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 2007 April 29, 10 am – 6 pm
Exhibition Place

Consider helping out at the Green Party table.     Read more »

What I learned about the basics of the Green Party

In the end I made it to the discussion on the basics of the Green Party. It’s very hard to recap all that was said, but one of the things that really stuck with me was David Chernushenko‘s notion of majority.     Read more »

Green Screens

(This sounded interesting plus Dan Harvey will be there. I think I’ll try to go, anyone interested to join please message me.)

The National Film Board Mediatheque is pleased to announce a new screening series: Green Screens!

Monday, 2007 April 16, 7 pm
NFB Mediatheque [archived link: Mediateque closed in 2012]
150 John St
(at Richmond St W — Osgoode subway station)

Please RSVP: 416-973-2273      Read more »

2007 Apr 5: Guerilla Gardening 2007 Kickoff Meeting

A great way to reconnect with the community and help improve the neglected area of our city.

Thursday, 2007 April 5, 6:30pm
Committee Room #3, City Hall

(Queen and Bay, between Queen and Osgoode TTC stations), Free.

Spring weather is just around the corner, so once again it is time to dust off our green thumbs and get planting. The meeting will recap the 2006 planting season, talk about some events that are planned for the 2007 season, and create the broad plan for 2007. All are welcome.

Click here for more information.

2007 Apr 3: Urban Agriculture and Food Security

From the Ground Up: How Viable Urban Agriculture Can Empower Citizens and Feed Them Too (Will Allen and Erika Allen, Growing Power)
Tuesday, 2007 April 3, 7 pm
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Ave
(corner of Sussex and St. George), Free.

At this public talk Will Allen and Erika Allen from Growing Power (Milwaukee and Chicago IL), will share their experiences using urban agriculture as a tool to advance food security and to build stronger, more inclusive, sustainable communities.

The City-Builder-in Residence is a joint initiative of Ryerson University and the Metcalf Foundation. For more information about this event, please contact Pamela Robinson, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University,, 416-979-5000 ex. 6762.

2007 Apr 4: Darwin’s Nightmare — A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Presented by Engineers Without Borders, U of T Chapter

Wednesday, 2007 April 4
7 pm screening, 8:30 pm discussion
William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
(New College, New Residence — Basement)
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2007 Apr 4: Sustainable Energy Fair at UofT FREE

WHAT: Sustainable Energy Fair

WHEN: Wednesday April 4th, 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE: Sidney Smith Hall Patios and Foyer

DETAILS:     Read more »