Thanks to the members of the Toronto-Danforth Federal Green Party for electing me to be the new CEO. Read more »
Archive for 2010 March
2010 Apr 9: Green Party Q & A
Friday, 2010 April 9, 6 pm – 8 pm
Pape Library, Pape Ave south of Danforth
Come ask any questions you might have about the Green Party of Canada’s policy or plans or practices. Candidate and Shadow Cabinet Climate Critic Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu will be there to discuss and clear things up. FREE! I’m Green because I care about YOU. — Kristin
On Thursday, March 11, WATERFRONToronto held an open house to discuss their proposed new soil recycling facility on the Portlands. I’m cautiously supportive of this one, with some reservations.
The good news is that all the soil in question is already on the Portlands. The other good news is that it’s being cleaned up from its current toxic state in order to enable more human uses of the Portlands area. This includes making way for the Don Mouth revitalization project that’s really kind of inspired. Read more »
2010 Apr 8: Streetcar troubles
Public Consultations into the New Streetcar Yards at Leslie/Lakeshore
Thursday, 2010 April 8, 6:30-9pm
Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave
On Tuesday, March 9, I was invited to help out and listen in to a meeting where Leslieville residents got together to begin forming an association. The issue that galvanized the community into action was the proposed new streetcar yards at Leslie and Lakeshore on the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant site. It was a packed hall and strong opinions were voiced from many angles.
The plan is to have almost 100 streetcars leave the new site every morning between 5 and 7 am and slowly spread throughout the city, way up to St. Clair, downtown to King Street, and all along Queen, College/Carlton/Gerrard, Dundas, Spadina and so on. The Connaught and Roncesvalles yards will also be maintained, though the Connaught yards will have to be changed to accommodate the new design. The streetcars will be four times the length of the current non-articulated models, or double the length of the articulated designs on the street today. Read more »
2010 Mar 27: Earth Hour 2010
2010 Mar 17: St Patrick’s Day
2010 Mar 22: Why the economy is shrinking and what to do about it
Made from a film by Albert Bartlett, this video is 10 years old. The story begins in Boulder, Colorado, is a little tedious at the outset, and takes 80 minutes broken into 8 ten-minute segments. The content will be valuable for another 50 years.
It’s a clear explanation of exponential growth and its consequences. I recommend it.
2010 Mar 30: St Patrick’s reverb
Danforth Greens Pub Night
Tue, 2010 Mar 30, 7–10pm
Gabby’s “Library Room”
729 Danforth, east of Pape
Join us for an echo of St Patrick’s day. Our next monthly Danforth Greens pub night falls on March 30. We welcome newcomers.
I just attended the opening of the Green Party of Canada Economic Summit taking place this weekend at Ryerson University. Peter Victor, who I greatly admire, gave an updated version of his talk about an economy not focused on growth. As always, I left inspired.
An economic model that respects resource limits recognizes that once we have provided the fundamentals required to live comfortably, we should stop striving for more and more things and start putting our efforts into building relationships, and spending time with our families and friends. Read more »