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People- & Planet-Friendly Events & Resources (00/03/23)
PEOPLE- & PLANET- FRIENDLY EVENTS *UPDATE*
Revised Thurs. Mar. 23, 2000
Here are upcoming SUSTAINABLE LIVING, ENVIRONMENTAL
& SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS, workshops, courses, meetings,
conferences, etc. in Toronto, Ontario & beyond.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON or post at your office or neighbourhood.
*** CONTENTS ***
(A) NEW EVENTS IN ONTARIO
(B) Recurring, Ongoing & Series of Events
(C) Events Beyond Ontario ("BioTech" & "Bio-Devastation")
(D) Resources, Notices & Actions
(F) Hot Spots & Cool Links
(G) ***JOB OPPORTUNITIES***
(H) About this Newsletter
This is the *UPDATE EDITION*, which includes NEW events
that have not been mentioned in previous messages (plus a few
reminders of events coming up this week). The full edition
"Calendar" will be sent occasionally as time allows -- so HANG
ON TO YOUR BACK-ISSUES! New listings (since March 16th
edition) are indicated by an asterisk (*). In order by date.
* Send new events to firstname.lastname@example.org (cc email@example.com)
and please FAX all Toronto-area events to NOW magazine,
new fax # 416-364-1166 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm
Thursday, a week before the Thursday of publicaton.
(A) NEW EVENTS IN ONTARIO
* Events in: Toronto, King City, Kitchener, Guelph, Hamilton,
Niagara-on-the-lake, Port Burwell, Peterborough, Ottawa,
trip to Washington, Vancouver, PBS (TV broadcast).
***TIP OF THE WEEK*** Events are posted twice: first, when we
first hear of them (the sooner the better!); and again, the week
before the event occurs. Therefore, each edition is "complete"
regarding the coming week only. Please write down interesting
dates, locations & contact info in your calendar (especially when
advance registration is required).
* PLANNING MEETING FOR RACHEL CARSON DAY, Fri Mar 24, 6pm,
Toronto. Please see May 27 listing for details. Additional
meetings: Sat Apr 8; May 6 & 13 at 11am. At Harbord Health
Centre, 100 Harbord St., 2nd floor. Info: Sat Dharam Kaur 416-923-4860
* CANADA BLOOMS - TORONTO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW, Fri Mar 24 - Sun
Mar 26. Check out the Organic Landcape Alliance (OLA) booth!
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner
Blvd. 416-447-8655 800-730-1020
CANCEL THIRD WORLD DEBT, Fri Mar 24, 7:30pm, Toronto. Free. Sid
Smith Hall, 100 St George St. Toronto WTO Action Coalition;
Metro Network for Social Justice; Oxfam Toronto; others. Info:
NDP ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Sat Mar 25,
10am-5pm, Toronto. "Above & Beyond the EPA -- Awareness and
Action" The future of the environment (esp. under Mike Harris);
the environmental movement & its plan of action. Speakers: Peter
Tabuns, Elisabeth Bruckmann, Howard Hampton, others. All
welcome. $25/$15 incl. lunch. Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.
Karen Gventer 519-376-3272 email@example.com or Tanya
Speight 416-966-5485 firstname.lastname@example.org
"SHUT IT DOWN" - THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, Sat Mar 25,
11am-7pm, Toronto. For indivs & orgs interested in shutting down
the OAS assembly in Windsor June 4-6. First planning &
organizing conference. A "Peoples Global Action" conference will
be held June 1-3 in Windsor prior to the OAS meetings.
email@example.com Aurita 416-956-8334
GREEN MARKETING SUCCESS, Sun Mar 26, 10:30am-5pm, Toronto.
Workshop with Patrick Carson, co-author of best seller "Green is
Gold". Interactive & practical. $120/$100. Toronto Colony
Hotel. Coalition For a Green Economy - Daniel Oster 416-487-9326
* POST GLOBE 2000 ONTARIO, Mon Mar 27 - Tues Mar 28, Toronto.
Bringing together intntl. guests with Ontario industry leaders &
feature presentations from key environmental industry leaders,
senior political officials, networking luncheon, site visits,
evening reception. Monday: Overview of Ont. Env. Industry;
Transportation & Air Quality; Ontario's Integrated Solutions;
Water & Wastewater; Community Energy Systems. Tuesday: site
tours (for intntl delegates only): Zenon Environmental, CMS
Group, Toronto District Heating Corp., Enbridge Consumers Gas,
Easter Power, RWDI, Shred-Tech, Recovery Tech. At Metro Hall (55
John St) *OR* Toronto Board of Trade (First Canadian Place) [web
site was inconsistent]. Monday: $133.75 Evening Reception
$85.60 Cdn Env. Industry Assoc (Ont) & Env. Canada Info: Ellen
Greenwood 416-322-7174 firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.postglobe.com [see also Mar 22 listing in "Beyond
* THE ART OF RESISTANCE (free course), beginning Mon Mar 27, 7-
9pm, Toronto. A "Free University of Toronto" course. Details:
http://www.utoronto.ca/acc/freeu At the Koffler Institute of
Pharmacy Management,Room 213. Info/register Mike Skinner
TORONTO WTO ACTION COALITION OPEN MEETING, Mon Mar 27, 7pm,
Toronto. Oxfam Office, 1011 Bloor St W. Info: 416-535-2335 ex127
OPIRG-TORONTO Annual General Meeting, Mon Mar 27, 6-9pm, Toronto.
Seeking new board members. Pendarves Room, International Student
Centre, 33 St. George St.at College. Ontario Public Interest
Research Group 416-978-7770 email@example.com
* ROOFTOP GARDENING, Mon Mar 27, 7pm, Toronto. Seminar on urban
gardening. Free. Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, 200 Cowan.
Horticultural Soc. of Parkdale 703-2956.
BERTRAND RUSSELL PEACE LECTURES, Mon Mar 27 & 28, 7:30pm,
Hamilton. Johan Galtung, winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace
Prize. Mon: "The Big Power Approach". Tues: "Alternative
Approaches". Room 1A1 Ewart Angus Centre, McMaster University
Medical Centre. Free. OPIRG McMaster 905-525-9140 ext 27289
SHOULD LABELING BE REQUIRED FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS IN
FOOD?, Mon Mar 27, 7-9pm, Ottawa. With Jennifer Storey; Sally
Rutherford (Council of Canadians); Mike Mcbane (Canadian
Federation of Agriculture). Free. Ottawa Public Library
Auditorium, Laurier & Metcalfe. Civil Liberties Association -
Jack Mackinnon 613-733-6640 or Myron Rusk 613-236-3171
STUDENT ENVIRONMENT NETWORK, Tues Mar 28, 4:30-6:30pm, Toronto.
Toronto Board of Education Auditorium, 6th floor, 155 College St.
(west of University Ave) Julie 416-504-3370 x314
* AFTER SEATTLE: THE WTO AGENDA, Tues Mar 28, 7-9pm, Toronto.
The WTO agenda, the environment, and civil society. Unique opp.
to ask questions & voice concerns. Invited speakers: Richard
Ballhorn, Director General, Intntl Env. Affairs, Dept of Foreign
Affairs & Intntl. Trade Canada; Mike Beale, Director, Economic &
Regulatory Affairs, Environment Canada; Silvia Ostry,
Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Intntl Studies, UofT; Christine
Elwell, Senior Policy Analyst, Sierra Club of Canada. Free.
UofT, George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place (S. of Bloor,
E. of St. George) Info: Christine Elwell (Sierra Club)
firstname.lastname@example.org or Sid Lacombe (Oxfam Canada)
* HEALTHY RENOVATIONS, Tues Mar 28, 7:30pm, Toronto. Indoor air
pollution can be 4-5 times worse than outside; learn to choose
less-toxic products & eliminate molds. With Debra Wright, CMHC
Healthy House Leader. Free. Swansea Town Hall, Seniors Room, 95
Lavinia Ave (near Runnymede subway) (More info: Bloor West
Ecovillage, c/o Swansea Town Hall, Box 107, 95 Lavinia M6S 3H9)
THE WHOLE VILLAGE, Tues Mar 28, 7:30-9:30pm, King City. Meeting
to introduce the Whole Village concept to the King Concerned
Citizens. All members & friends urged to attend! Seniors
Centre, Fisher St., King City. http://www.wholevillage.org
* LEADERSHIP: LEARNING TO LEAD OR LEADING TO LEARN? Tues Mar 28,
7pm, Ottawa. How we can teach, and learn, the intangibles of
effective grassroots leadership. 174 First Ave. Register Mike
Kaulbars 613-230-4590 email@example.com Related site:
ONTARIO COALITION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE - PROVINCIAL MEETING, Tues
Mar 28, 7-9pm AND Tues May 30, Toronto. Bringing together reps
from housing, poverty, seniors, students, labour, health &
education. Share info on your projects & find out what others
are working on. Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St. Andrea Calver
HEALTHY RENOVATION & REPAIR, Tues Mar 28, 10am-noon, Toronto.
Learn about healthy building materials & methods. Other
workshops: HEALTHY CLEANING; HEALTHY PEST CONTROL; CHILDREN'S
HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT; FOOD & THE ENVIRONMENT; RIVERDALE ECO-
TOUR; HEALTHY BUILDINGS TOUR. Resources available to help groups
hold their own similar events. Info/register: Nita 416-461-1925
x246. 416-462-1072 South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955
Queen St E. firstname.lastname@example.org
* SEX & THE ENVIRONMENT, Wed Mar 29, 7:30pm, Toronto. Many
synthetic chemicals found in pesticides & industrial chemicals
have gained notoriety as so-called endocrine disrupters. What are
they and should we be concerned? With Pat Harper. Green Waves
Eco-Talks series. At the Big Carrot, 348 Danforth (near Chester
Subway). $10/ $15 at the door. Student rates. Festive Earth 416-469-2977
WATER QUALITY IN THE GTA, Wed Mar 29, 7-9:30pm, Toronto. Sierra
Club's "Ron Burchell Group" presents speaker Suzanne Barrett,
Waterfront Regeneration Trust (to be confirmed). Location: High
Park / Roncesvalles neighbourhood. Call Janet Pelley 416-538-
STUDENTS' FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY, Wed Mar 29, 10am - noon,
Toronto. St. Lawrence Centre Forum. St. Lawrence Centre for the
Arts, 27 Front St. E. (2 blks) south of the King Subway Stn.
http://www.stlc.com/forums.htm Carolyn Langdon email@example.com
NO LOGO: TAKING AIM AT THE BRAND BULLIES, Thurs Mar 30, 7:30pm,
Toronto. With author Naomi Klein. Free. OISE Auditorium, 252
Bloor St W. (by St George Subway). U of T National Interest
Forum. Info: 416-340-1865
ROOFTOP & CONTAINER GARDENING, Thurs Mar 30, Toronto. 6:30-
9:30pm. Rooftops are a city's great untapped resource! How to's;
social & enviro benefits. $40 + materials. Cdn Coll of Naturo-
pathic Medicine, 1255 Sheppard E. Register 416-498-1255 ext.233.
ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES FOR NON-PROFITS, Thurs Mar 30,
Toronto. Profit Magazine Editor & Publisher Rick Spence
introduces you to some of North America's leading experts on
branding, entrepreneurship, innovation, leading change &
technology. For senior execs & volunteer Board members of not-
for-profit organizations. $299. News Theatre, downtown Toronto.
Jacqueline Foley or Vince Brewerton (Imagico) 905-640-6996
ONTARIO ENVIRONMENT NETWORK - SPRING 2000 ECO-GATHERING, Fri Mar
31 (6:30-11pm) - Sat Apr 1 (9am-6:30pm), Kitchener. Network with
reps from env groups across the province. St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, 137 Queen St. S., Kitchener (2 blocks from main bus
station). Philip Penna 705-840-2888 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Details:
HUMANE EDUCATION WORKSHOP, Sat Apr 1 - Sun Apr 2, Toronto.
"Sowing Seeds" For activists, educators, students & citizens.
Inspiring compassion & respect among youth, and teaching critical
thinking are the keys to building a humane & sustainable future.
Location: OISE, 252 Bloor St. W. (at St. George Subway). $45-
$155. http://compassionateliving.org email@example.com 207-667-
1025 or Debbie Ozarko firstname.lastname@example.org 613-225-8821)
* RALLY AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS, Sat Apr 1, noon-1pm,
Toronto. Join consumers in hundreds of communities across Canada
in resistance & celebration. Bring music & costume! At Loblaws,
corner of Dupont & Christie. Followed by leafletting at other
grocery stores (1:30-2:30pm). Free. GENEaction
http://www.greenpeacecanada.org 1-800-320-7183 [see next & Apr 8 event]
* GENETIC TAKEOVER - MUTANT FOOD, Sat Apr 1, 7:30-9:30pm,
Toronto. National Film board documentary. Examines the
revolution in transgenic crops that began in utmost secrecy --
raises ethical, social & political questions about these
experiments whose consequences scientists have yet to measure.
Its observations are disturbing. Followed by discussion with
outspoken journalist & commentator Naomi Klein (author of No
Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies). Free. OISE Auditorium,
252 Bloor St West (at St. George subway); parking at 71 Prince
Arthur. GENEaction email@example.com 416-438-1254
Greenpeace http://www.greenpeacecanada.org 1-800-320-7183
[see also Apr 8 event]
GENETIC ENGINEERING - NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION, Sat Apr 1, Ottawa.
Pickets, actions & media events. Ottawa Public Working Group on
Food Concerns; Council of Canadians; Greenpeace; Sierra Youth
Coalition. Sierra Club, Lucy Sharratt 613-241-4611 or Katherine
* WORKING FOR A CLEANER WORLD, Wed Apr 5, 10am-3pm, Toronto.
Environmental Fair at Humber College. *Seeking exhibitors (no
charge) (you provide the staff or we will) & materials to
distribute. Deadline Wed Mar 29. Student Centre, North Campus
(near Finch & Hwy 27). Humber Environmental Action Team - Larry
416-745-6741; Student Council 416-675-5051
* BIG BROTHER AWARDS & ORWELL STATUTES, Wed Apr 5, Toronto. 2nd
annual awards to the gov't & private sector orgs which have done
the most to invade personal privacy in Canada & the U.S. Privacy
International is a human rights group acting as a watchdog on
surveillance by gov't & corp's: wiretapping, "national security",
ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police info systems,
medical privacy. http://www.privacyinternational.org/bigbrother/
Part of the Computers, Freedom & Privacy 2000 Conference, Apr 4-
7. $100-$675 http://www.cfp2000.org/ Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
* LAW & ORDER: ARE WE DOING A GOOD JOB OF POLICING THE POLICE?
Wed Apr 5, 7:30-9:30pm, Toronto. Are Ontario's mechanisms of
civilian oversight fair and effective? Who is in charge of the
police, and are there too many bosses? Are the police willing to
accept the principle of civilian oversight? Does the police
union have a legitimate role to play in politics? St. Lawrence
Centre Forum, panel with Panel: Charles Harnick, Julian Falconer,
T. Sher Singh, Police Chief Julian Fantino (invited), Rita
Deverell. Free. St. Lawrence Centre Forum, 27 Front Street East
416-366-1656 ext. 271 or 273 http://www.stlc.com
* SEED-SEWING BEE, Sat Apr 8, 10am-1pm, Toronto. Register: 416-
363-6441 ex25. Followed by:
* FERTILE FOOD FESTIVAL - Resistance is FERTILE! Sat Apr 8, 1-
5pm, Toronto. A celebration of Toronto's thriving health food
culture, bringing together farmers, gardeners, eaters & other
activists. 1pm: booths, games, free organic food... 2:30pm:
speakers - Mary Lou Morgan of Field to Table, Wayne Roberts
author of Real Food for a Change. 3:30pm: workshops - Toronto's
Community Gardens; Ecological Risks of GE. Part of a world-wide
week of action against GM. Free. At FoodShare's Field to Table
warehouse, 200 Eastern Ave (near King St & Don Valley).
http://www.resistanceisfertile.com FoodShare 416-363-6441 ex25;
GENEaction 416-438-1254 firstname.lastname@example.org
* FOOD - UNDERSTAND IT, SUSTAIN IT, SECURE IT, Sat Apr 8, 9am-
3:45pm, Guelph. Ensuring Food Security for Guelph/Wellington.
9:30am: Debbie Field from Foodshare, Toronto: Trends in Food
Security - how did we get here in the first place? What are the
larger issues/context? Can the current market-economy provide
food security? 10:45am: Best Food Practices from Ontario &
beyond; Understanding new possibilities; Creating a Community of
Gardens in Montreal; Providing Sustainably Grown Meats - Rowe
Farm Meats, Guelph, Ontario; Food Security and the Penal System;
Linking Producers and Consumers through CSA's; 1pm: A Local
Agenda for Action (Town Hall Style Meeting): How can we
strengthen links between producers & consumers? How can we build
institutional capacity for food security? What can we do to
support organic farmers? Hhow can we ensure consumer information
& protection? Who are possible partners for change? 2:45pm Food
Security Fair & Informal Networking St. George's Church, 99
Woolwich St., Guelph. $5/$2. Pre-registration encouraged:
Kelly, OPIRG-Guelph 519-824-2091
* VIDEO ACTIVISM WORKSHOP, Saturdays Apr 8 - Apr 29, 2pm,
Toronto. Free U of T & Toronto Video Activist Collective. At
the Anarchist Free Space, 254 Augusta Ave. (Kensington Market).
Free. Register: Galit Wolfensohn email@example.com
* TRANSIT SUMMIT 2000, Mon Apr 10, 9am-4:30pm, Toronto. Public
forum on transit & transportation issues. Air quality... climate
change... how can we improve & support public transit; health of
Canadian transit systems (esp. in GTA); benefits of sust. transp.
for health & environment; opportunities. Meet gov't policy-
makers, transit authorities, employees & unions, politicians,
corporations, consultants, transit users, public interest groups
& the media. Free. Council Chambers, Metro Hall, 55 John St. at
King. Register: Mary Louise Colantonio 416-926-1907 x245
firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsored by Environment Canada &
* BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON FOR IMF & WORLD BANK DEMO/ACTION. (from
Toronto) Departs Sat Apr 15, 5pm, from 720 Spadina. Arrives
Washington Sun Apr 16, 6 or 7am. There are actions & rallies all
day Sunday. Return to Toronto Mon Apr 17 by 11pm. $10-$50/seat
to help cover cost of bus ($3000). Info / RESERVE YOUR SEAT
a.s.a.p. 416-924-9042 Related web sites:
* NIAGARA COLLEGE'S ENVIRONMENT, Horticulture & Agribusiness
Division - Program Information Session, Sat Apr 15, 11am,
Niagara-on-the-Lake. Programs: Env. Technician, Water Resources;
Env. Field & Lab; Ecosystem Restoration; Env. Mgmt; Geog Info
Systems; Horticulture, Landscape, Greenhouse Tech;
Winery/Viticulture Tech. Tour campus; meet coordinators &
instructors. Niagara College, Glendale Campus, Yerich
Auditorium, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake (Once over St.
Cath. skyway take Glendale Campus exit off QEW, left at
stoplights. College on left.) email@example.com
* EDUCATION IN THE GARDEN, Mon Apr 17, Toronto. Catholic
Education Centre, near Sheppard & Yonge. More info (might) follow!
* GLOBAL WARMING, Sat Apr 22, TV broadcast. Two hour television
special by PBS' Frontline & Nova. The science, the unknown, the
policy debate. A dramatic journey from Greenland to the equator;
from the corridors of power in Washington to the rapidly growing
industrial cities of China and India - to find out how the
Earth's climate system works and what the future may hold.
* EARTH DAY at HIGH PARK CHILDREN'S GARDEN, Sun Apr 30, noon-4pm,
Toronto. Planting, spring garden preparations, storytelling,
garden games, more! At High Park Children's Garden, south end of
Colborne Lodge Drive. Limited parking. More info Jane Hayes
416-392-1560, ex85695 firstname.lastname@example.org
* COMPOSTING AWARENESS WEEK, Apr 30 - May 6. Composting Council
of Canada, Toronto. http://www.compost.org/englishoverview.html
* CANADIAN POLLUTION PREVENTION ROUNDTABLE, Wed May 3 - Fri May
5, Toronto. "Pollution Prevention (P2) in Action". If you think
P2 is "passe", join us & learn how orgs are moving from P2
activities to creating lasting prevention cultures. Wkshps &
roundtables: fostering sustainable behaviour; measuring P2
progress; self-assessment; case studies (e.g. green cement
revolution); communication; implementation; pecticide reduction;
extended producer responsibility; more. $65-$385. Delta Chelsea
Inn, 33 Gerrard. 1-800-667-9790 http://c2p2.sarnia.com (click
* INTEGRATING COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT, Wed May 3 - Sun May 7,
Peterborough. "Roots of our Future": Earth (global food system &
alternatives), Air (climate change), Fire (energy), Water
(diversion, pollution & rehabilitation). A learning circle on
global equity. Includes one day at a local First Nation
Community. For undergraduates from post-secondary institutions.
$125 includes accom, food & materials. Travel bursaries
available. Deadline Mar 31. Linda Slavin, INSTRUCT, Trent
International Program, Trent University 705-748-1314
* RACHEL CARSON DAY, Sat May 27, 9:30am-2pm(?), Toronto.
Birthday of Rachel Carson, author of the environmental classic,
"Silent Spring". Don't be silent this spring! Rally, march &
mock funeral for the environment. Protest against hormone-
disrupting chemicals (pesticides, PVC, PCBs, plastic, dioxin,
phthalates, bisphenol-A) that are causing infertility, toxic
breast milk, breast & prostate cancer, learning disabilities and
thyroid imbalance. 9:30am: symbolic planting of sunflowers;
10am: march begins at Church of St. Stephen's in The Fields on
College St., w. of Spadina at 103 Bellevue. 10:30am: speakers &
info tables at Queen's Park; noon: outdoor picnic lunch;
12:30pm: street play. Bring your drum.
* Some events submitted not included due to space ...next week!
(B) NEW RECURRING / ONGOING EVENTS & SERIES
* GENE ACTION, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm, Toronto.
GENEaction is a diverse group of citizens who whsh to inform &
inspire themselves & others to act on the issue of GE food.
Everyone welcome at the meetings & regular events & actions. See
also April 1 & April 8 events, above. Ask for their excellent
brochure explaining genetically modified engineering & what you
can do. email@example.com 416-438-1254
* COMMUNITY GARDENING - "SEEDS OF OUR CITY". April & May:
ground-breaking celebration sat the eight garden sites; June &
July: gardening workshops; August: garden tour & harvest party.
Foodshare. Info: 416-363-6441 x25 firstname.lastname@example.org
* THE EARTH'S IMAGINATION, April - July, Toronto & Port Burwell.
*Thurs Apr 20-23, Toronto: Retreat: the Passion & eco-
spirituality; *Sun June 4, 11am-4pm, Port Burwell: Celebration &
lecture with Thomas Berry, $free; *Mon June 5 - 8, Port Burwell:
informal retreat with Thomas Berry $60-$180; *Fri July 14 - 16,
Toronto: Earth's Imagination: Millenial Challenge to
Spirituality, with Brian Swimme, $190-$290; *Sat July 15, 2pm,
Toronto: Annual Elliot Allen Lecture with Brian Swimme, $20;
*June 2 - July 17, Toronto & Port Burwell: "Pilgrimage to Earth"
six-week sabbatical with Brian Swimme & Thomas Berry, $2500-
$2800; Info/register: Centre for Ecology & Spirituality 416-
(C) EVENTS BEYOND ONTARIO
* GLOBE 2000, Wed Mar 22 - Fri Mar 24, Vancouver. **See related
Toronto event, Mon Mar 27 - Tues Mar 28. The world's premier
International Conference & Trade Fair on developing the business
of the environment. New technologies; corporate environmental
achievements; forge new partnerships, encourage trade, investment
& business dev't. Over 2,000 international business leaders, 400
leading technology companies showcasing environmental solutions
including technologies & services relating to climate change &
alternative energy; env. info systems, resource recovery &
recycling, industrial process & pollution prevention, water
supply & wastewater, clean air, industrial waste, corporate
environmental mgt. The GLOBE Foundation of Canada
http://www.globe.ca email@example.com 604-775-7300
"BIO 2000" BIOTECH CONFERENCE, Sat Mar 25 - Thurs Mar
30, Boston. The Biotech Industry Organization's largest-ever
convention in Boston; an opportunity for members of the 'life
industry' to continue their consolidation of power over our food
& health systems. Workshops include 'building life patent
portfolios'; 'gaining access to the university'; 'how to overcome
regulatory hurdles' for new agricultural products; 'the road to
$100 billion'. (http://www.bio.org) But BIO 2000 will not be
the only event in Boston that week - see next listing:
BIO-DEVASTATION 2000, Fri Mar 24 - Thurs Mar 30, Boston.
Scientists, farmers, activists & people from around the world
converge for a week of education, strategy & protest. Teach-ins,
parades, street theater & demonstrations. Prominent speakers
include Vandana Shiva (RFSTE, India), Jose Bove (Confederation
Paysanne, France), Hope Shand (RAFI, Manitoba), Brian Tokar
(Institute for Social Ecology, Vermont), Charles Margulis
(Greenpeace, USA), and Martin Shaw (GenetiX Snowball, UK).
Facilitate the building of a coordinated international resistance
movement http://www.biodev.org "Mobilizing Biotech Action"
(Montreal) is hoping that Quebec & Ontario will be well
represented. The increasingly global structure of our corporate
economy demands an international resistance movement. If you are
interested in helping to mobilize folks in your organization
or region for a caravan to Boston, and/or would like to co-sponsor
this venture, please get in touch a.s.a.p. Geneva Guerin 514-939-3640
firstname.lastname@example.org; Stephen Bentley 514-270-5429
email@example.com; Kevin Walsh 514-848-0940 firstname.lastname@example.org
(D) RESOURCES, NOTICES & ACTIONS
* GREATER TORONTO LAND USE PLANNING COALITION has been formed. A
group of some 30 organisations concerned about the protection of
green space & environmentally sensitive areas, preservation of
farmlands, and protection of woodlands & wetlands. Members
recognise the need for growth and urban development, but believe
it has to be in the context of a land use policy & framework.
http://www.gtalupc.com Jean Martin 905-478-2427
* CANADIAN CO2 REDUCTION INITIATIVE. A 3 to 6 month program
where you choose from a "menu" of products & services to help
reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions. Guidebook with
info on everything from home decorating to alternative fuel
sources, to help you with your choices. Registered participants
receive a $100 "EnviroVoucher" good exclusively toward the
purchase of environmental products & services. Document your
progress & identify the barriers you face. Funky launch party at
the Now Lounge - partner introductions & media event. Also
seeking volunteers. Sponsored by Environment Canada. Kimberley
Harvey, Women's Health & Environments Network (WHEN) 416-203-0200
* CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS WEB SITE. New internet megasite:
climatechangesolutions.com. Graphically-illustrated success
stories & interactive tools that promote climate change action by
individuals & families, industry & municipalities. A partnership
between the Pembina Institute, the federal government, and 9 of
Canada's leading corporations. Press release:
* CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FACTORY FARMS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The
Sierra Club is seeking volunteers to help with its factory farm &
water quality campaigns. Info: Erica Wilson,
* OAK RIDGES MORAINE We Need Your Help! Without the Support of
the GTA, We Will Lose the Oak Ridges Moraine. Even with all the
media attention, the Premier is not convinced that he has to take
responsibility. 2500 voices at a public meeting in Richmond Hill
haven't convinced him yet. Collectively, through writing letters
to your MPP, to the Premier, and to the media, we can show and
tell Premier Harris that this issue will not go away. For info
on what the Oak Ridges Moraine is, why it's important, and what
you can do: http://www.stormco.org
http://www.stormco.org/printpos.htm Christina 416-236-7234
* OPEN LETTER FOR GM FOOD WITHDRAWAL. Now 127 scientists &
physicians have signed our open letter demanding a withdrawal of
GE foods. http://www.psrast.org/psrlet.htm Physicians &
Scientists for Responsible Application of Science & Technology"
OTHER EVENT LISTS (complete list in full calendar edition):
Web Networks Events: http://events.web.net/ Now Magazine -
Events & Grassroots column. email@example.com
416-461-0871 fax 416-461-2886. Political Action News
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(F) HOT SPOTS & COOL LINKS
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(G) JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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People- & Planet-Friendly Events!!!
* JOB OPPORTUNITY: Sierra Club Eastern Canada Chapter - Chapter
Director, Toronto. 8-month full time contract to start, with the
expectation that you will raise sufficient funds to secure this
position, & chapter campaigns, programs & operations, on an
ongoing basis. At least 3-5 years experience in fund dev't,
incl. advanced & high-end fund raising; exp. managing staff,
volunteers & office operations; knowledge of env issues; exp. in
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Deadline Fri Apr 7
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Group -York. Full-time Coord of Admin & Info; 5 month contract
with potential for renewal. Org dev't & office coordination;
correspondence & outreach; project & event coord; decision-
making; financial mgt; provincial liaison. Deadline: Mon Apr 3,
6:00pm Full posting: http://www.yorku.ca/org/opirg
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