Archive for 2009 September

Canada outdone by the Maldives

I’d like to thank my friend Glenn MacIntosh of EcoSanity for his recent posting alerting me to this stunning, heartbreaking address:

President Nasheed of the Maldives appeals to the United Nations to commit to targets of 350 ppm and temperature increases no higher than 1.5 degrees Celsius so that his country might stand a chance of not being swept beneath the seas.     Read more »

2009 Oct 4: Multifaith Peace Walk

Multifaith peace design copyright dounto.com. Visit CafePress.com to order merchandise with this and similar designs.I’ll be participating in the Second Annual Danforth Multifaith Peace Walk and urge everyone to join me.  The walk begins at Glen Rhodes United Church and continues past the Danforth Jewish Circle, the Pakistani Community Centre and the Madina Masjid on Danforth to celebrate the newly renovated space, ending at Eastminster United Church.

Women are asked to wear a head scarf inside the Madina Masjid.

Second Annual Danforth Multifaith Peace Walk
Sunday, 2009 October 4, 1 pm
Glen Rhodes United Church, 1470 Gerrard St E

2009 Oct 17: Environment Day

Community Environment Day guy from City of Toronto websiteCommunity Environment Day
Saturday, 2009 Oct 17, 10am – 2 pm
Riverdale Park East

(Broadview Ave north of Gerrard St)

Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher normally hosts our local Ward 30 Environment Day on Canada Day, but that all got delayed this year due to the garbage strike.     Read more »

2009 Nov 13: 2009 GPO convention

Green Party of Ontario trillium sunflower symbolRegistration is now open for the Green Party of Ontario leadership contest and annual policy convention.  You can find a detailed agenda here.

Fri – Sun, 2009 Nov 13 – 15
London, Ontario

This post is old.  You can find information about the GPO 2011 AGM here.

Day of climate action including dinner and a movie

350.org Global Day of Action on Climate Change
An international day of climate action organized by 350.org and TorontoClimateCampaign.org.  Take a stand for a fair Copenhagen climate treaty that meets the science.  Here’s what happened in Ottawa:

And here’s what happened in Toronto:     Read more »

2009 Sep 29: Meet and gab

Gabby's restaurant on the DanforthDanforth Greens Pub Night
Tue, 2009 Sep 29, 7–10pm
Gabby’s
in the “Library Room”
729 Danforth, east of Pape

The last Tuesday of every month we sit and gab about the issues.

Signs of the times

Toronto-Danforth candidate lawn sign     Read more »

2009 Sep 12: Toronto Chinese Archway grand opening ceremony

There’s an important and fun event in the park across the street from my house tomorrow.  From the Toronto-Chinese-Archway.com website (see also photos):

After almost ten years of hard work of the committee, the “Zhong Hua Men” dream will come true to the Chinese community!     Read more »

መልካም አዲስ አመት!

Melkam Addis Amet! Happy Ethiopian New Year!

[See also: አማርኛ – የግሪን ዋጋዎች (ጥቅሞች).]

Candidate caught in eyeglass scandal

Quite a few people comment on the fact that I wear glasses, yet the picture on my postcard has no glasses.  A couple have worried that I took the glasses off for reasons of vanity.     Read more »