Archive for 2009 October

2009 Nov 9: Elizabeth May talks to Post Carbon Toronto

Elizabeth May on Canada’s energy future,
the climate crisis and Copenhagen
Monday, 2009 November 9, 7 pm
Toronto City Hall, West Council Chambers

Peak oil and global warming are two sides of the same coin — burning hydrocarbons is the cause of both crises.     Read more »

2009 Nov 18: Davenport Green Party AGM

This is not our riding, but the speaker looks interesting.  Our own GPC AGM should be coming up in a couple of months.

Davenport Riding Combined GPC/GPO AGM
Wednesday, 2009 November 18, 7 pm – 8 pm
Bloor/Gladstone Library community room
1101 Bloor St West
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Mudslinging

Toronto candidates engage in pre-election mudslinging

Toronto candidates engage in pre-election mudslinging

The Fusion Pottery & Glass Show invited politicians to come do some mudslinging.  I went with Toronto-Centre candidate Ellen Michelson, who took this picture.

Apart from the very specific support for arts and culture activities which the Green Party promotes, arts are integral to a green lifestyle which values local production by low-impact methods.     Read more »

2009 Oct 17: Poverty and climate change

Stephen Scharper is a powerful speaker who helped send us off on the Sunshine Walk for Climate Justice last year.  I’m looking forward to this talk in our neighbourhood.

A Time to Speak of Poverty and Climate Change:
A Conversation with Professor Stephen Bede Scharper
Saturday, 2009 October 17, 9 am – noon
Danforth Baptist Church, 60 Bowden St

(corner of Danforth and Bowden, west of Chester station)

Presented by Toronto East KAIROS Committee.
Free admission, info 416-466-0566.

2009 Oct 27: Green pub night

Green beer for pub nightDanforth Greens Pub Night
Tue, 2009 Oct 27, 7–10pm
Gabby’s
“Library Room”
729 Danforth, east of Pape

Danforth Greens pub night is the last Tuesday of each month.  We welcome newcomers.

Elizabeth May and Monbiot debate Lomborg and Lord Lawson

Munk Debates logoElizabeth May and George Monbiot debate Bjørn Lomborg and Lord Nigel Lawson on the importance of climate change.

Be it resolved: Climate change is mankind’s defining crisis, and demands a commensurate response.     Read more »

Dozens walk out on Canada

According to the Canadian Press, our government’s attempts to abandon Kyoto resulted in dozens of countries walking out on Canada’s address during the climate talks in Thailand last month.

2009 Oct 14: Solar Neighbourhoods workshop at Danforth-Coxwell Library

Tap the power of the sunToronto-Danforth riding residents are all covered by the City of Toronto Solar Neighbourhoods program.  You can get help plus over $4,000 in government incentives to install a solar water heater.  Learn more at the workshop below.

Solar Neighbourhoods workshop
Danforth-Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave
Wednesday, 2009 October 14, 6:30 – 8 pm

2009 Oct 22: Solar water workshop at East York Community Centre

Tap the power of the sunToronto-Danforth riding residents are all covered by the City of Toronto Solar Neighbourhoods program.  You can get help plus over $4,000 in government incentives to install a solar water heater.  Learn more at the workshop below.

Solar Neighbourhoods workshop
East York Community Centre, 1081 Pape Ave
Thursday, 2009 October 22, 6:30 – 8 pm

Let’s do the right thing in Copenhagen

As Canada prepares to send a delegation to Copenhagen later this year to negotiate our position on the successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol, the future of Canada and all humanity depends on the resulting agreement.     Read more »