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People- & Planet-Friendly Events, Courses, Web-sites (00/05/11)
PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY UPDATE
Revised Thurs. May. 11, 2000
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(A) * EVENTS IN ONTARIO
(B) * UPCOMING COURSES & APPRENTICESHIPS
(C) * WEB-SITES TO HELP YOU BE HEARD BY THOSE IN POWER
(D) * OTHER EVENT CALENDARS & WEB SITES
(E) Resources, notices, actions, opportunities, jobs & more...
(this section has been inactive due to lack of resources but will
(F) About this Newsletter
(G) Support the People- & Planet-Friendly Events
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). New/modified
listings (since May 4) are indicated by an asterisk (*).
In order by date.
Send new events to firstname.lastname@example.org and
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(A) EVENTS IN ONTARIO
* Events in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Waterloo,
London, Long Point, Grand Bend, Paisley, Chatsworth,
Wiarton, Maple/Kleinberg, Hillsburgh, Ottawa, Vermont, on-line.
WHO'S COUNTING? SEX, LIES & GLOBAL ECONOMICS,
Thurs. May. 11, 7-9pm. Marilyn Waring's film; presentation &
discussion with Judy Rebick, CBC Journalist. Film for a Greener
Planet series. Free. Metro Hall room 302, 55 John St., Toronto.
Women's Network on Health & the Environment, 416-928-0880
SEATTLE & WASHINGTON - JUST THE BEGINNING? Thurs
May 11, 7:30 pm, Toronto. After the mass protests against the
IMF & WB, how can we build a larger, stronger movement against
global capitalism? Working to promote socialist democracy as an
alternative to capitalism; rejecting authoritarian ways of
organizing. All welcome. Oakham House, Ryerson University, 63
Gould St (one block NE of Yonge & Dundas)
http://www.web.net/~newsoc 416-969-3209 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH PROMOTION ONTARIO, Thurs-Fri May 11-12,
London, Ontario. Annual Spring Meeting. Health Promotion in
the Workplace & Beyond. Register by Mon Apr 24.
http://www.lambtonhealth.on.ca Kevin Churchill 519-383-8331,
ext. 524 email@example.com
* CORPORATIONS SUCK: SPEAK OUT! Fri May 12, noon-
2:30pm, Toronto. What kind of world do we want? What's
standing in the way? What are we prepared to do about it? A
public speak-out on corporatization & its effects on our everyday
lives - you're the expert, so come out & have your say!
Unemployment... anti-racism... human rights...
commercialization... education... safe streets... McJobs...
globalization... media... democracy... viloence... homophobia...
With Naomi Klein (author of bestseller "No Logo: Taking Aim at
the Brand Bullies"), Mixed Company's Cobblestone youth theatre
troupe, others. At Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100
Queen St. W (at Bay). Ontario Young Peoples' Alliance; Canadian
Federation of Students - Ontario; Ontario Secondary School
Students' Association; Operation 2000; Youth Action Network.
Info: 416-564-9308 More Youth Week events:
ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Fri
May 12, 7-10pm, Toronto. Learn how political, economic & legal
systems actually work. How do power structures & the global elite
rule us? How do we give our power away unconsciously everyday?
Liberate yourself from these mental & emotional prisons. Expand
your imagination of yourself & explore freedom technologies that
really work. Pursue your uniqueness & dare to express it! With
Johnny Liberty, founder of the Institute for Communications
Resources, and an emerging network of 144 resource centres
worldwide aiming to research, publish & distribute information,
news & media, shaping new thought on the leading edge of social,
political & economical change. John Basset Theatre, in the
Toronto Convention Center (North Building), 255 Front St. W.
$65/$50 More info / register: Toronto Resource Center 416-730-
1395 1-888-452-8882 (see also May 13 event)
OUTDOOR EDUCATORS OF ONTARIO, Fri-Sun May 12-14,
Grand Bend. At Pinery Provincial Park. $110 incl 2 nights accom.
& 5 meals. Carl Freeland 519-539-2704 Jim Gear 519-471-6693
* GROWING CULTURES, May 2000 - Jan 2002, Toronto. An
exhibition that takes a look at some of the countless gardeners who
enrich the neighbourhoods of Toronto. The result of countless
hours of research by Gerda Wekerle, a professor at York's Faculty
of Environmental Studies, and the incredibly lush photography of
Vincenzo Pietropaolo. At the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens
Park at Bloor, Multicultural Gallery (lower level). Admission to
the ROM is free Fridays, 4:30-9:30pm. 416-586-8000
* ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, 8am-2pm, Toronto.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, pasta, bread & treats from local,
organic farmers. New location: Queen St. Market, 238 Queen St. W.
at John (indoors & maybe outdoors). More info: Sam 416-703-4975
firstname.lastname@example.org [Another great location for organics is Karma
Co-op, 7 days a week, near Bathurst subway, 416-534-1470,
see next listing -ed]
* ANNUAL PLANT EXCHANGE AT KARMA CO-OP, Sat May
13, 10am-2pm, Toronto. Bring what you can, take what you need
(donations accepted in lieu of plants). At Karma Co-op, Toronto's
only store-front food co-op. All welcome. Karma Co-op, 739
Palmerston, just north of Barton (near Bathurst & Bloor). More
info: Sylvia 416-652-8166. More info on Karma Co-op / tours /
trial shops / how to become a member: 416-534-1470 More info
on food co-ops in Toronto & Ontario: Ontario Natural Food Co-op
http://www.onfc.on.ca 416-503-1144 / 800-387-0354
* ORGANIC PLANT SALE, Sat May 13 & 27, 10am-5pm,
Toronto. Organic vegetable & herb transplants, organic soil
amendments, herb plants, native plant seedlings & seeds, more. At
FoodShare's Field to Table warehouse, 200 Eastern Ave. near King
& River St. More info: Lauren Baker or Vera Topp 416-363-6441
x25 / 416-697-5141http://www.foodshare.net
LEADERSHIP EDUCATION SEMINARS, Sat May 13, 9am-
5pm, Toronto. Workshops on Prosperity, Vision, Global Economic
Change, Free Enterprise, Life Reorganization, Constitutional
Foundation, Leadership, IBC's & Trusts, the Income Tax Act,
Common Law, LETS Money System, Project & Business
Development, Personal Sovereignty, Canadian Sovereignty, Global
Sovereignty. With Johnny Liberty (founder of the Institute for
Communications Resources and 144 resource centres worldwide),
Alex Muljiani (http://www.untaxman.com), John C Turmel,
Charlene Day, others. Toronto Convention Center (North
Building), 255 Front St. W. $140/$110 More info / register:
Toronto Resource Center 416-730-1395 1-888-452-8882 (see also
May 12 event)
* OAS SHUTDOWN COALITION TEACH-IN, Sat May 13, 1-
5pm, Toronto. The OAS (Organization of the American States) is
meeting in Windsor June 4-6, to extend the FTAA to all the
countries of Latin America & the Caribbean. There will be a series
of teach-ins, rallies, marchs, demonstrations etc, etc, etc in
Windsor. Meanwhile, there will also be teach-ins here in Toronto.
Free Trade in Poverty & Oppression by the Organization of the
American States, with Professor David McNally, PolySci, York U.
Learning resistance: techniques in civil disobedience & organized
resistance, Direct Action Collective. At OISE, Drama Room, 252
Bloor W. (at St. George subway) <email@example.com>
http://www.shutdownOAS.org 416-643-0837 (There will be
buses leaving Toronto for Windsor early Sun June 4, returning late
that night. There may also be a bus to Windsor on Friday night.
Brent Patterson 416-885-6283 <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
ESCARPMENT BIOSPHERE - RURAL ROCKS NATURE
RESERVE, Sat May 13, 11am, near Wiarton. Grand Opening &
short hike (11am) followed by outdoor AGM's: Escarpment
Biosphere Conservancy & Escarpment Biosphere Foundation (1-
5pm). Free. http://www.escarpment.ca Bob Barnett 416-960-8121
or Rick Procter 705-434-1175 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH WEEK WRAP-UP, Sat May 13, 3-8pm, Toronto.
"Sounds of Fusion": Battle of the Bands, DJ spin-off, breakers,
hip-hop dancers, contests, sports, art, much more. Bring food bank
donations. Trinity-Bellwoods Park (Dundas & Crawford). Info:
416-438-3416 More Youth Week events:
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY SPRING WILDFLOWER SALE, Sat
May 13, 10am-4pm, Toronto. Come early as a great selection of
native wildflowers, trees and shrubs sells out fast. Civic Garden
Centre, Edwards Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave E. More info: 416-261-6272.
AIR QUALITY FESTIVAL, Sat May 13, 10am-3pm, Waterloo.
Free car emissions testing; tour an air monitoring station;
exhibitors; speakers; "Singing Cyclists"; Can-Bike Festival;
Honda Insight car; Ford natural gas vehicles. With Lois Corbett
(Toronto Environmental Alliance), KW Mayors, others.
Waterloo Recreation Complex [Erb west of Caroline.] More
info: Alida Burrett 519-654-9189 email@example.com
http://www.home.golden.net/~gaburrett or Jennifer Yessis 519-
RIDE FOR ROUGE, Sat May 13, 9:30am, Toronto. Starts at
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, opposite main entrance to
Toronto Zoo. 25 or 50km. TTC accessible; rain or shine; helmets
mandatory; bicycles only. Proceeds to Rouge Valley Foundation,
for education & rehabilitation. $10/$15. (free with $25 or more in
pledges) http://web.onramp.ca/revernen 416-282-8265
SOLAR & WIND ENERGY WORKSHOPS (level 2), Sat May 13,
Maple/Kleinberg. One-day workshop: component testing,
installation guidelines, wiring, codes. Held in Kortright's
renewable energy cottage, powered by wind & sun! An invaluable
source of unbiased info. Dates: Sat May 13, Aug 19, or Oct 21
(10am-4pm). Location just north of Toronto. $85 incl lunch.
Advance reservation & payment req'd: Kortright Centre 905-832-
BRING BACK THE DON WALK, Sat May 13, noon-3pm,
Toronto. See the Don from a bio-regional perspective. What is the
river's place in the city? Meet at Queen & River St, NE corner,
beside Toronto Humane Society. Rain or shine. More info: 416-392-7842.
YOUTH ACTIVIST FAIR, Sat May 13, 11am-5pm, Toronto.
Tune in & act out at a day of info tables & hands-on workshops
from a wide range of activist groups. Workshops include: popular
theatre, police issues, non-violent civil disobedience, anti-racism in
schools, guerilla gardening, Greed gameshow parody, popular
education exercises, radio/newspaper, women's issues, human
rights, globalization. Learn the skills you need to make change in
your world! At Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave (1
block West of Chester subway). Bring food bank donations.
Metro Network for Social Justice. Info: 416-691-9993 or
firstname.lastname@example.org More Youth Week events:
* STRAWBALE CONSTRUCTION WORKBEE, Sat-Sun May
13-14, Mississauga. The Mississauga Triplex Cohousing Project is
again seeking volunteer labour. [Strawbale construction combines
the traditional & modern to create structures that are strong,
durable, super-insulated, cool in the summer, acoustically quiet,
aesthetically appealing, and environmentally sustainable - ed].
With architect Martin Liefhebber. No experience necessary.
Saturday start at 9am; Sunday start at noon. Food provided. Bring
hat, gloves, light full-coverage clothing, safety-boots if ya got'em,
sunscreen. Location: 977 Meadow Wood Rd (south off Lakeshore
between Hurontario & Clarkson) RSVP if possible (so we can plan
food) Peter Mack, Camels Back Construction 705-652-3626
GLOBALIZATION & HUMAN TRAFFICKING, Sun May 14, 2-
4pm, Toronto. A public forum with Victor Wong (Director,
Vancouver Assoc. of Chinese Canadians); Peter Kwong (Director,
Asian American Studies Program, Hunter College); Magaly San
Martin (Parkdale Community Legal Worker); David Onyalo
(Director, Anti-racism & Human Rights, Canadian Labour
Congress); Sharryn Aiken (former president Cdn council for
Refugees). At Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE),
252 Bloor W, Room 2-214 (2nd floor) (St. George exit of St.
George subway) More info: 416-977-9871
* SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS, Sun-
Fri May 14-19, Waterloo Fourth International Conference. More
* PRESERVE & PROTECT THE OAK RIDGES MORAINE -
CELEBRATION, SONG & SCIENCE, Mon May 15, 7pm,
Toronto. Speakers, discussion, music. With STORM Coalition,
Mike Colle M.P.P. (Liberal Municipal Affairs Critic and Author of
Bill 12, The Oak Ridges Moraine Protection and Preservation Act);
George Smitherman M.P.P. (Liberal GTA Critic); Friends of Oak
Ridges Moraine. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square
(Bay & Dundas, behind Eaton Centre) Mike_Colle-MPP@ontla.ola.org
* FUNDRAISING FOR THE COMMUNITY GARDEN, Mon
May 15, 7-9pm, Toronto. Assessing needs, writing up a request
for funding, tips on proposal writing & where to apply. Resource
Centre, Riverdale Farm, 201 Winchester. Info on this & future
meetings: <email@example.com> 416-392-1668
* FOOD SECURITY & FOOD POLICY - INTENSIVE COURSE,
Mon-Fri May 15-19, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Toronto. The food
insecurity that currently exists in advanced industrial societies;
specific Canadian examples; the forces that have created it; role of
income, employment, social assistance, urban planning, food
production & distribution systems; critically analyze government,
business & NGO policy & programs; strengths & limitations of
charitable work & community food access programs;
multicomponent strategies for increasing food security in Canada;
evaluation of "Canada's Action Plan for Food Security"
<http://www.agr.ca/cb/fao/fsap/fsape.html>. For 4th year &
graduate students & working professionals (social sciences, social
work, urban studies, nutrition, dietetics, food policy, health care,
environmental studies, and NGO food access programming).
Active discussion, guest speakers, local tours, readings. With
Mustafa Koc, Rod MacRae, Jennifer Welsh. Registration deadline
May 1, in order to do the readings prior to the course. At Ryerson
University, W 259. $499. More info: Jennifer Welsh 416-979-
5000 x6931 Related sites: <http://www.acs.ryerson.ca/foodsec>
* CHEMICAL-FREE LAWN CARE, Tues May 16, 7:30pm,
Toronto. Learn how to maintain a chemical-free lawn. With Janet
May of the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Free. Grassroots
Riverdale, 372 Danforth Ave at Chester. More info: 416-466-2841
* CANADA WELL-BEING MEASUREMENT ACT, Tues May
16, 7pm, Ottawa. What we count & what we measure signifies
what we value. When all we count is monetary transactions
(GDP), talk about environmental quality & social cohesion does
not produce action. When we legitimize other factors by
measuring & reporting on them in our core measure of progress,
they become visible. That visibility, in turn, enables anyone to see
how policies & actions affect the measures & encourages decision
makers to pay attention to them. The ultimate goal is to have long
term interests thoroughly integrated in the decision making
process. There are several steps we can take to get there, the first
of which is Mr. Jordan's Bill C-469. All welcome. With MPP Joe
Jordan & Mike Nickerson. On Parliament Hill, West Block, room
307. More info: http://www.cyberus.ca/choose.sustain/index3.html
* ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ENGINEERS: Renewable
Energy Technologies, Tues May 16, 7:30am, Toronto. With four
experts in the fields of solar, biomass, hydraulic and wind,
speaking on the latest innovations & future growth opportunities.
Biomass - Robert Elms (President, North American Carbon Inc., a
company specializing in energy from municipal landfill); hydraulic
- Ian Lewis (Projects Director, Cumming Cockburn Ltd., a
consulting firm specializing in environmentally sustainable energy
projects); solar - Peter DeNapoli (Manager - Eastern Region
National Sales, Siemens); wind - Joyce McLean (Manager - Green
Energy, Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc.) $35 at the door. At
Vaughan Estate, 2075 Bayview, at the Estates of Sunnybrook.
RSVP Mary Lena Gruppuso firstname.lastname@example.org 416-495-6067
* COALITION FOR A GREEN ECONOMY, Wed May 17,
7:30pm, Toronto. This month's speaker will be from Husky
Moldings & Injections (to be confirmed); speaking about their
sustainable environmental policies, the Shaad Foundation and
more. Followed by the Coalition's inspired networking! Free, all
welcome. Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W.
(at Bay). http://www.web.net/ecorecov Daniel Oster 416-487-
* GROW ORGANIC! - TIPS, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, Wed
May 17, 7:30pm, Toronto. Urban farmers Colette Murphy &
Lauren Baker of Urban Harvest provide tips & answer questions
on how to garden organically. Free. Grassroots Riverdale, 372
Danforth Ave at Chester. More info: 416-466-2841
* STATE OF THE LAKES ECOSYSTEM CONFERENCE, Tues-
Thurs Oct 17-19, Hamilton. http://www.web.net/oen/events/SOLEC.html
* OAS SHUTDOWN COALITION TEACH-IN, Thurs May 18,
Toronto. With Rodney Bobiwash, U of T, Director, Forum for
Global Exchange, Centre for World Indigenous Studies
<email@example.com> http://www.cwis.org/fweye.html Time &
loc t.b.a. <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.shutdownOAS.org 416-643-0837
INTRO TO PERMACULTURE, May 19-22 (long weekend),
Paisley (3 hours NW of Toronto). Hands on activities at two
Earthships (earth- birmed, passive solar, recycled-materials house),
with wind turbines & photovoltaics, radiant floor heat, composting
toilets, grey-water beds. $225-250. Kevin MacMillan 519-986-
4737 or Jillian Hovey 416-410- 7581 email@example.com
* HUMUS TOILET - DO IT YOURSELF WORKSHOP, Sat May
20, 10am-6pm, Chatsworth. How to make your "poop" work for
you! Hands on, practical workshop on how to plan, design &
construct a low cost humus toilet. Useful for cottages, homes,
barns, outhouses, etc. With Greg Allen, Engineer & Architect,
with over 25 years experience innovating, designing & building
appropriate technology homes, commercial & public buildings.
"Nature's Dance" Farm, R.R. # 4 Chatsworth, Ont. $75/$85 incl
veg lunch. More info: Dan Shatil 519-794-3609
* ORGANIC GARDENING - GROW YOUR OWN FOOD, Sat
May 20, 9am-4pm, Hillsburgh. Everdale's five acre certified
organic market garden will be your classroom. Come out, get your
hands dirty, take home lots of tips & handouts that will make your
own veggie garden a great success. Companion planting,
composting, harvesting & storing, beneficial insects, crop rotation,
cold frames, more. At Everdale Learning Centre, a non-profit
centre offering workshops, seminars, apprenticeships &
demonstrations in sustainable living & technology - including
energy consumption, building methods, healthy households, and
agriculture. A working organic farm and diverse wildlife habitat.
$50. Bring lunch, gardening clothes, camera. One hour northwest
of Toronto. Also: June 3, build your own solar water heater; June
14, where to get healthy food; July 15, herb walk; July 20, food
that strengthens the immune system; Aug 19, renewable energy
intro; Aug 23, wild seed collecting; Aug 26, food storage; Sept 23-
24, strawbale construction; Oct 7, permaculture intro; Nov 4, wind
power. More info: Gavin Dandy 519-855-6533 firstname.lastname@example.org
* RESTORATION WEEKEND IN CAROLINIAN CANADA,
Sat-Sun May 20-21, Long Point. Join us for a long weekend in the
warm climes of Long Point, helping to restore a tall-grass prairie
community in Canada's deep south. Activities for all; planting
native trees & shrubs; learning about restoration ecology.
Camping, swimming (spring-fed pond). Bring cameras,
binoculars, guitars... $20 incl. catered dinner Sat. night. Info /
register: Bruce Mackenzie, Wildlands League 416-971-9453 x46
* OAK RIDGES - YUKKY TAP WATER - HUNTERS
EVERYWHERE! Sun May 21, 2pm, Toronto. Concerned about
developers paving over the Oak Ridges Moraine into shopping
mall parking lots? Remember when Toronto tap water didn't taste
like it was piped in from a public swimming pool? Don't like the
idea of hunters lurking around you when you're hiking in
Killarney? Sierra Club Toronto (Ron Bruchell Group) is digging
its heels in to stop bulldozers in the Oak Ridges Moraine, fixin' to
clean up our waters locally & in the Great Lakes, and saying "no"
to blood sports in our provincial parks. This your chance to
actively help in a big way with these (and other) issues. 53 Elm
Grove Ave. (near Queen & Dufferin) Come out & make our city a
better place to live - or write us: email@example.com
* FOOD DEMOCRACY E-CONFERENCE, Mon-Fri May 22-26,
on-line. Next steps in building a national food security network.
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
* FAIR FARE FAIR, Sat May 27, 12-4pm, Toronto. Fair Trade.
Faire Food. Fair Fun! What makes food fair? Find out! Mural
making (for all ages), a short (fun) play, info booths covering
topics such as food co-ops, community gardens & fair-trade coffee,
bread baking workshops, and a brick oven cranking out pizza
(buck a slice). Plus, enjoy spring gardens & a playground for kids!
At Dufferin Grove Park Clubhouse (1 block S of Bloor on
Dufferin, NW corner of the park, across from Dufferin Mall). Free!
More info: Matthew Adams, Catalyst Centre, 416-516-9546
* CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT WEEK, Sun June 4 - Sun June
10, Canada-wide. Community action on clean air and climate
change; start a community action project; plenty of ideas available
on the web site. http://www.ec.gc.ca/eco/eweek_e.htm
* ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS FAIR, Sat June 10, 10am-2pm,
Toronto. Showcase your alternative business: fair trade,
community banking, environmental sustainability, skills exchange,
complementary health, etc. Free. (tables $25). Emmanuel-Howard
Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave at Roncesvalles. (parking lot
on north side) 416-536-1755 email@example.com
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(B) UPCOMING COURSES & APPRENTICESHIPS
* FOOD SECURITY & FOOD POLICY - INTENSIVE COURSE,
Mon-Fri May 15-19, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Toronto. See details in
section (A), above. More info: Jennifer Welsh 416-979-5000
x6931 Related sites: <http://www.acs.ryerson.ca/foodsec>
SUMMER COURSES IN SOCIAL ECOLOGY, Vermont. (1)
Planning, Design & Construction for Sustainable Communities,
May 26 - June 16. (2) Ecology & Community, June 23 - July 21.
ISE, 1118 Maple Hill Road, Plainfield, Vermont 05667 USA,
(802) 454-8493 http://ise.rootmedia.org/ email@example.com
* FREE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - SUMMER 2000
ORIENTATION, Thurs June 1, Toronto. A wide variety of free
courses offered by committed inststructors & facilitators. 416-978-
2582 ext. 37338 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLIDARITY SUMMER PROJECT 2000, June 1 - Aug 1,
Flesherton. A faith, intentional community & activism experience
for youth & young adults (age ~16 to 30). Organic gardening;
ecological building; outreach centre (community care, advocacy,
spiritual development, etc.); bike-camping; emergency homeless
shelter; canning, jarring, baking - nutritious food preparation &
preserving; silkscreening; forums & workshops (ecology, refugee
work, prison work, health, sexism, nonviolence, anti-racism,
literacy, cooking, lifeskills, arts), theological study (for those
interested); murals; coffeehouse/concert; swimming, hiking, etc.
On a beautiful parcel of land, 1-1/2 hours north of Toronto (south
of Owen Sound). Indoor facilities & camping. Deadline May 1
(negotiable). Student Christian Movement. More info: Rob
Shearer or Lisa Nafziger email@example.com 416-736-
* ECONOMIC CRISIS & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT, Tuesdays & Thursdays June 6-29, 7-10pm,
Toronto. Powerful forces of economic globalization today are
creating unprecedented levels of inequality & exploitation, while
undermining both communities & the environment. These trends
are not only NOT inevitable, but they involve suppressing great &
growing potentials for human development. These positive
potentials constitute a fundamental threat to industrialism, and
opposition to globalization can be successful only if these
capacities are developed-by creating community-based ecological
alternatives. Critically examine the development of capitalism this
century, and how it has been able to maintain itself primarily
through the creation of waste, culminating in today's global Casino
Economy. It will also look at new forms of eco-efficiency &
regenerative development, which comprise a wholly new
qualitative redefinition of wealth, and an alternative paradigm of
economic development. With Brian Milani, author of "Designing
the Green Economy: the Post-Industrial Alternative to Corporate
Globalization". $195 (up to 50% in LETS dollars) At OISE, 252
Bloor W. (at St. George Subway), room 7-216. Transformative
Learning Centre, OISE/UT. 416-968-1282 firstname.lastname@example.org
* A CITIZEN'S PLACE in the GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA
SYSTEM (course), Mon-Fri June 19-23, 9am-5pm, Toronto.
Interdisciplinary analysis; pos & neg impacts of new media
technologies & the internet; opportunities, strategies & actions for
shaping a more democratic info society. With Paul Boin. $185.
At OISE/UT, Room 7-216, 252 Bloor W at St. George. 416-923-
6641 x 2595 email@example.com
* ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, TRANSFORMATIVE
LEARNING & POLICY CHANGE (COURSE), Tues July 4 - Fri
July 14, 9am-5pm, Toronto. Environmental health is interlinked to
human health, and with the well-being of all life on earth. For
community health workers, health professionals, educators, labour
activists, environmentalists, community organizers, policy makers,
economists, parents/ grandparents, youth.... all welcome. Readings,
numerous guest lecturers & films, plenary & small group
discussions. $385 (some scholarships available). At OISE, room
12-200, 252 Bloor W (at St. George). More info: 416-928-0880
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-923-6641 x2595 email@example.com
[I just took this course and can highly recommend it. Learning
about the links between env't & health (and what to do about it) is
crucial for success in either field. - ed]
(C) WEB SITES TO HELP YOU BE HEARD BY THOSE IN POWER!
* GREEN ONTARIO. A clearinghouse of info on environmental
issues & activities. "Who's doing what", a directory of websites &
addresses: Federal / Provincial / Municipal Gov't / Groups /
Professional Associations / Business Associations / Companies.
* LETTERS TO LEADERS. Helps you e-mail Canadian federal &
provincial MP's & MLA's & Senators (bulk or individual). Also
fax tools & fax-via-email tools. Coming soon: letters to editors.
* PROGRESSIVE SECRETARY A somewhat similar site, based in
the US, but also covering some Canadian issues. "Is email
effective? Well, it isn't as effective as a carefully planned visit to
the official, or a telephone call, or even a printed letter by
snailmail. But it makes an impression, especially if done right."
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(D) OTHER EVENT CALENDARS
* ENVIRONMENT CANADA CONFERENCES & EVENTS
CALENDAR. Large list of environmental events around
Canada & the world: http://www.ec.gc.ca/conf/conf_e.cfm
See also the rest of their "Green Lane" web site at http://www.ec.gc.ca
* Web Networks Events: http://events.web.net/
* Now Magazine - 7 Days & Grassroots column. firstname.lastname@example.org
416-364-1300 fax 416-364-1166.
* Ontario Environment Network http://www.web.net/oen
* Political Action News Ontario http://www.interlog.com/~cjazz
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