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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.

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.

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.

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.

2012 Apr 19: Community Water Fluoridation Event

Thursday, 2012 April 19, 7pm
Room 310, Metro Hall, 55 John St

Want to get informed and involved in municipal actions that could see the end of municipal water fluoridation and the beginning of an era of a municipal water supply that is safe for everyone to drink? Meet international expert and author, Dr Paul Connett, PhD (Chemistry/Biochemistry), who will give a presentation on local and world-wide water fluoridation issues confronting communities.      Read more »

Earth Hour 2012

Saturday, 2012 March 31, 8:30pm

Support the world’s largest environmental event in 2012! Join the more than 52,00 cities and towns in 135 countries around the world that turn off their lights for one night. To find out more, visit earthhour.org.

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 »

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.