Archive for Ecology & sustainability

2013 Nov 28: Town hall: Action on climate change through electoral reform

Thursday, 2013 Nov 28, 7pm sharp
Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen St E
2nd Floor Auditorium — doors open at 6:45 — free

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City Councillor Adam Vaughan will moderate as:

  • Stéphane Dion, Liberal Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, former Minister of the Environment & former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada,
  • Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and
  • Craig Scott, Democratic Reform Critic of the Official Opposition

speak about how electoral reform can help get action on climate change.

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2012 May 15: The “Great Lakes Need Great Friends” tour

Tuesday, 2012 May 15, 7:00 pm
The Argonaut Rowing Club
1225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

This event  aims to forge links and build relationships in communities surrounding the Great Lakes, in an effort to protect the future of our shared water. It features presentations by Kevin McMahon, Director of Wildlife; Mark Mattson, Lake Ontario Waterkeepers; Chiefs of Ontario; and Maude Barlow, The Council of Canadians.

For more information, call 1-800-387-7177, or email inquiries@canadians.org.

2012 May 8: Climate Change Toronto Meetup

Tuesday, 2012 May 8, 6:30pm
OISE, 2nd floor
(252 Bloor St. W. @ St. George)

You’re invited to hear Dr. Richard Peltier, University of Toronto Physics Professor, founding director of U of T’s Centre for Global Change Science, and 2012 recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, speak about climate modelling and what it can tell us about the current state of climate change.

To learn more about Dr. Peltier and this event, visit the Climate Change Toronto Meetup site.

2012 Apr 21: Withrow Park cleanup

Saturday, 2012 April 21, 10am to 2pm
Withrow Park
, 725 Logan Ave

Calling all spring cleaning enthusiasts! This is your chance to help make Withrow a clean and safe place for our kids and pets to play. Plus, have fun in the fresh air as you clear away cigarette buts, parts of broken toys and lots and lots of plastic.

Meet at the Withrow Park Washroom Pavilion. If you show up late, don’t worry – there’ll be a sign-in sheet and some garbage bags waiting for you. For more details, click here.

2012 Apr 26: Composting and vermicomposting workshop

Thursday, 2012 April 26, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East

CC-BY-NC-SA: soil-net.comLearn about some really easy and effective ways to compost in your backyard, on a small scale and with worms! RSVP by Monday, April 23 by contacting Wanda at 416-461-1925 or riverdale.food.workshops@gmail.com.

2012 May 8: Container gardening for beginners workshop

Tuesday, 2012 May 8, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake Street (in the Adult Lounge)

Register by Monday, April 23 with containergarden2@gmail.com or call 416-392-1750 x 307. Click here for more information.

2012 May 10: Exploring the soil food web and compost tea workshop

Thursday, 2012 May 10, 6:30pm to 8pm
Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St East

Find out how you can improve your soil’s fertility, reduce plant disease and improve your garden in almost every respect.  RSVP by Monday April 23 by calling Wanda at 416-461-1925 or email riverdale.food.workshops@gmail.com.

2012 Apr 22: Beaches East York Green Party Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Sunday, 2012 April 22, 10am to 2pm

Do something fun this Earth Day and help clean the Beach till it sparkles! Meet at the Leuty Lifeguard Station (at the foot of Leuty Ave.). For more info contact Jeff Johns.

2012 Apr 14: Join the Spring cleanup

Saturday, 2012 April 14, 10am to noon
Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve
67 Pottery Road (between Bayview and Broadview)

Every year, volunteers gather at the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve to clear away garbage that has blown in during the winter. And to witness the gorgeous wildflowers that are blooming!

If you’d like to join in and learn more about the stewardship team’s efforts, come by on Saturday morning. Tools and snacks will be provided! RSVP with Paula at 416-423-1504.