Archive for 2008 August

Mike Nagy will have to settle for being Canada’s second Green MP

…because Blair Wilson is now Canada’s first Green MP. There’s still a few days left to elect Mike Nagy as our second Green MP. Please volunteer to help — it’s as easy as calling 519 820-6899.

Kids’ drawing contest: bikes on Bloor

Bells on Bloor is holding a drawing contest for children under 11.  They are asked to draw a picture of what Bloor Street would look like with more bells, bikes, and a bike lane, in response to the City of Toronto looking into the feasibility of building a bike lane on this major thoroughfare.

Contest closes Aug. 31     Read more »

2008 Aug 27: Urban forest orientation session

Wednesday, 2008 August 27, 7-8:30 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre

To register:, or 416-413-9244

LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) in partnership with City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation present an orientation session for anyone interested in getting involved in Toronto’s urban forest scene.

Hard landing or soft landing?

Here’s my friend Anthony Perl, together with his co-author Richard Gilbert, talking about the need to quickly adapt transportation as oil runs low.  Sorry about the over-the-top background music.

2008 Aug 20: The Price of Carbon

Wednesday, 2008 August 20, 7 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre

765 Queen St East (east of Broadview)

Just Earth invites you to a community forum examining the link between climate change and the cost of fossil fuels.     Read more »

2008 Aug 19: Wading Deeper: The future of deep lake water cooling

Tuesday, 2008 August 19, 7 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre

765 Queen St East (east of Broadview)
Free; refreshments provided

A free public forum on the future of Deep Lake Water Cooling and its potential to further reduce Toronto’s energy use,      Read more »

2008 Oct 4: Sunshine Walk for Climate Justice

The logo for the Sunshine Walk for Climate JusticeSunshine Walk for Climate Justice
Saturday, 2008 October 4, 12 noon
Toronto to Ottawa

Join us.  We’ll be taking letters from our friends and supporters to Prime Minister Harper, asking him to make Canada a leader in clean, renewable living systems at home, and in compassion and responsibility abroad.     Read more »

2008 Aug 14: Power down for Blackout Day

The symbol for Blackout DayPower Down for Blackout Day
Thursday, 2008 August 14, all day

Five years ago, August 14th, Ontario and much of eastern North America was plunged into a blackout that lasted several days.  In that time of crisis, some beautiful things happened:

  • we saw the stars, like never before
  • people organized barbecues and street parties
  • we rediscovered the importance of conservation

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2008 Aug 24: Who Cares if Bangladesh Drowns?

A free screening of the movie “Who Cares if Bangladesh Drowns?” with filmmaker Afsan Chowdhury.

Sunday, 2008 August 24, 2 pm
Trinity St. Paul’s Church

427 Bloor St West (west of Spadina)

Presented by the organizers of the Sunshine Walk for Climate Justice, to be held Oct 4-20, from Toronto to Ottawa.

2008 Aug 21: Barack Obama and renegotiating NAFTA

2008, Thursday August 21, 6:30 pm
Toronto City Hall, Committee  Room 3

100 Queen Street East at Bay

Post Carbon Toronto presents a talk by Gordon Laxer, Director of the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta and a Political Economy professor and author.     Read more »