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How about a Garage Sale next weekend?

If anyone has walked by my house today they would have seen the Garage sale.

Things dont always turn out the way you want when family intervenes….

We plan to continue on Sunday, noon and on, tonnes of good stuff and tonnes of free stuff.

Feel free to drop off donations too.

Elena

2007 Apr 24: Nuclear plan transmission line?

I’ve just received a flyer from the oranges. (New nickname for NDP — note oranges are not local, therefore unsustainable.)

Next Tuesday there will be a public meeting regarding the proposed transmission line into the Portlands. (Note again, who did NOT oppose the Portlands, simply advocated a lower capacity? Oranges.)

What shocked me though, was not the shameless self-promition. (I think we’re all used to that by now). But rather the ending sentence:

There are better sustainable options to building more nuclear and high voltage transmittion lines.

Though this could be confusing just to me, since I am ESL, it sounds like they are saying there is a sustainable way to get nuclear? Perhaps it is just bad wording.

I definitely plan to attend the discussion to get clear on the issue. I hope it will be more than just a case of NIMBYism in order to “green” themselves.

Green Screens

(This sounded interesting plus Dan Harvey will be there. I think I’ll try to go, anyone interested to join please message me.)

The National Film Board Mediatheque is pleased to announce a new screening series: Green Screens!

Monday, 2007 April 16, 7 pm
NFB Mediatheque [archived link: Mediateque closed in 2012]
150 John St
(at Richmond St W — Osgoode subway station)
Free

Please RSVP: 416-973-2273      Read more »

2007 Apr 4: Darwin’s Nightmare — A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Presented by Engineers Without Borders, U of T Chapter

Wednesday, 2007 April 4
7 pm screening, 8:30 pm discussion
William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.
(New College, New Residence — Basement)
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2007 Apr 4: Sustainable Energy Fair at UofT FREE

WHAT: Sustainable Energy Fair

WHEN: Wednesday April 4th, 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE: Sidney Smith Hall Patios and Foyer

DETAILS:     Read more »

Is incineration an option?

Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has just released a new report: Ontario’s Waste Management Challenge “Is Incineration an Option?”

This paper suggests that any discussion of incineration should only take place for waste that is truly residual, within a waste hierarchy framework that primarily seeks to prevent and reduce the generation of waste, and then seeks to achieve the highest possible rate of diversion.  The paper concludes with 11 recommendations for Ontario.  It, as well as our recent news release, can be downloaded from the CIELAP website.

2007 Mar 22: Smart growth in Ontario

PLANNING FOR GROWTH IN THE GREATER GOLDEN HORSESHOE
Venue: Hart House, East Common Room
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm

In collaboration with Hart House, the students (that would include me) and faculty of the Centre for Environment undergraduate course JIE 307Y Urban Sustainability present a panel discussion on Smart Growth in Ontario, focusing on the Greenbelt, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and municipal conformity.

Speaking at this event are:

  • HANNAH EVANS, Director, Director, Partnership and Communications, Ontario Growth Secretariat;
  • BRUCE KRUSCHELNICKI, Director of Planning at the City of Burlington; and
  • VICTOR DOYLE of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

All are welcome, no registration required.

Hello, it’s Elena here…It’s about time I post something

me-and-liz.jpgFormally, I am the Administration Chair of our local riding and will be the Office Staff Manager for the upcoming election.

In real life I’m a 3rd year University of Toronto Student who has a midterm about Urban Sustainability tomorrow but instead of reviewing for it is posting introductory messages about herself on the Danforth Greens Town Square.

To get a sense of my interests please feel free to check out my amateur website: http://merryconsumermass.googlepages.com, or a site me and my classmates made together: http://renewableontario.googlepages.com. Yes, making websites on googlepages is about as technologically advanced as I’ll ever get.

That is all for now. Back to the books.