Archive for 2008 June

This month’s featured video

My SUV and Me Say Goodbye“My SUV and Me say Goodbye”

Toronto artist and activist, Franke James, works at the intersection of art, technology and advertising.  Ms. James says,  “I hope to raise awareness about climate change and positively influence behavioural changes.  I want to encourage people to take action in their own lives.”     Read more »

Toronto-Danforth Greens photo contest

SLR cameraYou’re invited to submit photos for a chance to win a cool Green Party t-shirt and have your photo featured on our web site and in an upcoming newsletter!     Read more »

The joy of walking (life without a car)

Sharon Howarth, nominated Green Party of Canada candidate for Toronto-DanforthWalking has always given me a feeling of power, independence and freedom … a feeling that I can get somewhere under my own steam.   I experience a sense of fulfillment when I am able to accomplish necessities while limiting dependency on exterior sources. I also find walking to be a stress reliever, free therapy, free exercise and accessible whenever the need hits me.     Read more »

E-bikes and hybrids — a personal journey

As part of our resolution this year to park the car more often, my wife and I are shopping locally more often. Walking has been a key part of our regimen.   The exercise hasn’t hurt my waistline either.     Read more »

Tax-shifting is empowering

Elizabeth May in a scarfHigh energy prices and dwindling reserves of cheap, conventional oil colliding with the clear and present danger of the climate crisis demands that long-term decisions be taken.  There is no room for political expediency.     Read more »

2008 Jun 14: Love Your Water! Community Watershed Stewardship Day

Another family nature event at Evergreen: a fun day of water bug monitoring, a wetland ecosystem discovery walk and wetland wildflower planting. Come for a picnic too!     Read more »

2008 Jun 21: Summer Solstice Wildflower Day

Celebrate the longest day of the year with Evergreen. Learn to identify and plant native Ontario prairie and meadow plants in your garden.     Read more »

2008 Jun 14: Forum on Poverty Reduction

Local NDP groups are organizing forums on poverty reduction. The one in Toronto-Danforth is happening this weekend.

From Poverty to Power
Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10am-2:30pm
City Adult Learning Centre (1 Danforth Avenue)
Free

2008 Jun 7: Riverdale Art Walk

The Riverdale Art Walk (RAW) is an annual, juried fine art exhibition and celebration that takes place in Toronto’s Queen East neighbourhood (Riverdale and Leslieville). The Riverdale Art Walk showcases 100+ artists, organizations, galleries, and businesses and attracts 10,000+ art-lovers and participants.     Read more »

2008 Jul 4: The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

Between 2008 July 4th and 11th, join the Waterfront Regeneration Trust in their first-ever organized, energized, super-sized bike ride from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border. Travel the whole 680 km route over eight days; or join in for one or two days for a ride you’ll never forget!     Read more »