Archive for 2011 October

Want to plant some trees in South Riverdale?

Friday, 2011 October 28
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen St East
(near Carlaw)

Make a growing difference in our community! Come out and join the South Riverdale Community Health Centre to help plant about 60 Serviceberry, Elderberry, and Hazelnut trees in various assisted living and lower income housing locations around the Health Centre.

People (preferably with shovels and or wagons) interested in volunteering can come to the centre in the morning to help pick-up and then plant the trees (they will be in eight inch containers and will be about 12 inches tall).     Read more »

Global uprisings are all about the end of growth

I’ve been following the “Occupy Toronto” movement that’s powered by youth and hope in a world of corruption and decadence.  I hope that it will prove to be the catalyst for the new ideas we need to take us forward.

This movement is occurring in a context.  Though many of the participants may be unaware of it, there is a fairly obvious underlying reason for the rising levels of anger.     Read more »

Post Carbon Toronto Meetup: Kyoto is dead — now what?

Wednesday, 2011 October 19, 7 pm to 9:30 pm
City Hall, Committee Room #2

Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu will be speaking at Post Carbon Toronto’s 83rd monthly meetup, which will focus on the current state of climate change. Adriana will present the political and science sides of the equation as they currently stand and the possible solutions she sees for the future. The second featured presenter, Dr. Danny Harvey, will be speaking about the latest discoveries in climate science and about Canada’s tar sands.

For more information, visit the Post Carbon Toronto Meetup site.

Yes In My Back Yard Festival

YIMBY logoSaturday, 2011 Oct 22, 11 am – 4 pm
401 Richmond Street West

The Centre for City Ecology presents the 5th annual YIMBY (Yes in My Back Yard) Festival — YIMBY AT FIVE.

From the website:

This festival provides a social space for people and groups involved in grassroots, locally-driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and strategies to effect change, and imagine their future city. It’s a chance to celebrate achievements and identify new challenges and opportunities, in an atmosphere focused on listening, learning and engaging.

To find out more or to participate in this year’s YIMBY event, visit

Planet in Focus — Toronto Environmental Film Festival

Wednesday, 2011 October 12 to October 16

The 12th annual Toronto Environmental Film Festival comes to the city this October. Featured films include Revenge of the Electric Car, narrated by Tim Robbins, The Whale, narrated by Ryan Reynolds, and Werner Herzog’s Happy People: A Year In The Taiga.

For the festival schedule or to buy tickets, visit