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Global Day of Action on Climate Change

Saturday, 2011 December 3, 10am
Oakham Lounge, 2nd Floor, Oakham House
Ryerson University, 63 Gould St.

This event takes place half way through COP17, the 17th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, currently taking place in Durban, South Africa, until December 9.

Speakers in Toronto include:     Read more »

2011 Dec 7: Post Carbon Toronto: Transit City is Dead — Now What?

Wednesday, 2011 December 7, 7pm
Metro Hall, 55 John St.

This Meetup will focus on the future of transit in Toronto with featured speaker, Steve Munro.

Steve will cover     Read more »

2011 Nov 18: Occupied Economies: Designing Solutions to Global Problems

Friday, 2011 November 18, 4:45 pm
Design Exchange, 2nd Floor, 234 Bay St

This free event features:     Read more »

Celebrating Aboriginal people in Canada’s Boreal Forest

Thursday, 2011 November 17, 7 pm
Room 1016, Wilson Hall, New College
University of Toronto

The Canadian Boreal Initiative and the University of Toronto Forestry Faculty invite you to attend this free event and “be inspired by Aboriginal leaders sharing their personal stories of their relationship with their land and their vision for their people.”     Read more »

Toronto Art Festival: Regenerate

Toronto Art Festival: Regenerate
Saturday, 2011 November 5, 6-9 pm
Lucsculpture (663 Greenwood Ave, at Danforth)

Toronto Art Festival: RegenerateCome experience a Japanese art exhibition this weekend, featuring over 90 artists from Japan and Toronto, such as internationally celebrated artist Warabé Aska. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011, this group of artists created this exhibit to explore the theme of regeneration and examine the possibility for rebirth and growth.

The exhibit runs from November 5 to 15 and Saturday’s opening party is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit Lucsculpture.

2011 Oct 28: 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 »

2011 Oct 19: 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 yimbytoronto.org.

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 planetinfocus.org.

Community Environment Day

Saturday, 2011 October 1, 10 am to 2 pm
Riverdale Park
(Broadview north of Gerrard)

It’s time to clean out your shelves for the annual Community Environment Day in Toronto/Danforth!

Drop off your used household items so they can be reused by local schools and other people who want and need them. The City will take them and make sure they’re given a new life. You can also drop off items for proper disposal such as computer and audio equipment, and household hazerdous waste.

For a complete list of things you can bring (and those you can’t), visit the City of Toronto Website.