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Planet-Friendly Events & Green Party Feature (00/07/20)
PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY EVENTS
Revised Thursday July 20, 2000
Here are upcoming SUSTAINABLE LIVING, ENVIRONMENTAL
& SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS, workshops, courses, festivals,
films, broadcasts, resources & jobs in Ontario & beyond.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON or post at your office or neighbourhood!
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*** CONTENTS ***
(A) EVENTS, Courses, Broadcasts, Links
(July 20 - 30, plus partial list of events to end of Sept.)
(B) GREEN PARTY OF CANADA
(C) GREEN PARTY OF CANADA NATIONAL CONVENTION
(D) GREEN PARTY LINKS
(E) Other Resources & Announcements
(F) About this Newsletter
SUBMIT LISTINGS TO: http://www.web.ca/~ppf/submit.html
(alternate http://members.aol.com/icontario/submit.htm )
See also: http://www.web.ca/~ppf/promote.html
New/modified listings (since July 13) are indicated by
an asterisk (*). In order by START date.
(A) EVENTS, COURSES, BROADCASTS & LINKS
* Events in Toronto, Caledon, Hamilton, St. George,
Goderich, Peterborough, Bancroft, Clarence, Ottawa,
youth tour of Ontario, Nova Scotia, and national TV broadcasts.
* TORONTO'S GARBAGE CRISIS: Creative Solutions That Fill
the Land With Economic & Environmental Gain, Thurs July 20,
7PM, Toronto. A free public discussion & ideas forum. With
Cameron Smith, Toronto Star Environmental Columnist. And
respondents: Juri Pill, President of Enwave District Energy: "Does
this Work Economically?"; Greg Allen - Kani & Associates: "Does
this Work Technically?"; Toronto Councilor & Environmental
Task Force Chair Jack Layton: "Does this Work Politically?"
Council Chambers, City Hall (Bay & Queen). The Coalition for a
Green Economy is a Toronto-based charity with eight years of
experience producing educational workshops & presentations,
which provide sound business solutions through ecological
success. Free. NOTE: starts at 7PM (not 7:30). More info: Michael
Berger 416-782-4589 http://www.web.net/ecorecov
* INDOOR AIR & HEALTH, Thurs July 20, 7:30pm, Toronto.
With Jill McDowell of Pollution Probe. Problems & solutions.
Free. Annex Neighbourhood Centre, 197 Harbord. 416-203-3573
* HARRIS vs. ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES -
FROM PUBLIC GOODS TO PRIVATIZATION, Fri July 21,
6pm, Toronto. See Saturday workshop listing for details.
International Student Centre, 33 St. George St., just north of
College). More info/rsvp: Anita Krajnc 416-922-0973
HARRIS vs. ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES -
FROM PUBLIC GOODS TO PRIVATIZATION, Sat July 22,
9:30-4:30, Toronto. The Harris government's privatization
agenda... assess the proper place & role of government in the
management of public goods. The Walkerton tragedy is
increasingly being attributed to the severe cutbacks to the Ministry
of Environment and the accompanying agenda of haphazard
deregulation, privatization, and downloading. The same neo-
conservative drive to privatize is hurting Ontario's natural
resources as funds and staff levels of the Ministry of Natural
Resources have been slashed -- while, at the same time, powers &
public money are being transferred to special interest groups, like
the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters. With Mark Winfield
(Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Public Policy),
Bud Wildman (former Ontario Environment Minister), David
McLaren (Chippewa of Nawash), and others. FREE. Vegetarian
brown bag lunch provided. Peaceful Parks Coalition
http://peacefulparks.engine.ca ; Science for Peace
http://scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca ; Sierra Club of Canada
(Eastern Chapter 416-960-9606) ; Zoocheck Canada
http://www.zoocheck.com ; and ARK II (416-536-2308). At the
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor W
(Bedford St. exit of St. George subway), rm 4422 (4th Floor).
More info/rsvp: Anita Krajnc 416-922-0973
email@example.com (preceded by veggie potluck dinner Fri
July 21 6pm, International Student Centre, 33 St. George St., just
north of College)
PERMACULTURE WORKSHOPS, every weekend this summer,
near Bancroft. Become enthralled in the practices of self-
sufficiency. Empower yourself with tricks on affordable
sustainable designs that are possible with two hands & creativity.
Each workshop includes tour of solar earth home & owl prowl
nature walks. July 16: Greywater Recycling (learn how to use
"greywater" from showers & washing machines to nurture your
indoor & outdoor plants). $35. On-site camping available. At The
Potter's Turtle School, 22227, HWY 62, Gilmour, between
Bancroft & Madoc. Gabriella at 613-474-0435 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. More info & directions
CANOE & CLEAN THE BAY, Sun July 23, 10am-4pm, Toronto.
Enjoy a self-guided canoe tour of the Bay! Rent a canoe for the
day from the Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak School for just $10 if
you pick up 3 bags of garbage from the waterfront. Located at
Harbourfront Nautical Centre at 283 Queen's Quay West (1 block
east of Spadina). More info: Jason Thorne 416-943-8080 x227
MULTICULTURAL GARDEN FESTIVAL, Sun July 23, 1-5pm,
Toronto. New Canadians & friends - don't miss this opportunity to
explore organic gardening and High Park through activities,
stories, and games for the whole family. All welcome. Free. High
Park Children's Garden, South end of Colborne Lodge Drive. More
info: Jane Hayes email@example.com 416-392-1560, ext.
or Yafit Rokach firstname.lastname@example.org 416-392-6643
* Vision TV: THE HEART BECOMES QUIET, Mon July 24, 9-
11pm (Eastern AND Pacific). Survivors of the 1984 chemical
disaster in Bhopal, India are changing their world. [Get a copy and
use it to foster discussion in your school or neighbourhood! - ed]
See also Tues-Fri & next week.
* CITIZENS FOR LOCAL DEMOCRACY, Mon July 24, 7:30pm,
Toronto. Public forum on schools, playgrounds, student & teacher
involvement in the November municipal elections. Free. Toronto
City Hall, 100 Queen W. 416-977-8736
* HAMILTON WARSHOW PEACEFUL PROTESTS COURT
CASE, Tues July 25, 9am, Hamilton. Twenty-two individuals
charged with mischief as a result of their participation in peaceful
protests against a war show held on the Father's Day Weekend will
be appearing in court for the first time. Launching a charter
challenge; constitutional issues: right to freedom of association;
discrimination by reason of political & social beliefs; abuse of
process, fundamental & natural justice. Seeking donations in
support of this challenge. Hamilton Courthouse, 45 Main St. East.
More info: Toronto Action for Social Change 416-651-5800
email@example.com or Hamilton Action for Social Change firstname.lastname@example.org
[The original listing of the Hamilton Warshow "Festival of Life"
event, June 17, can be found in your Planet-Friendly back-issues.]
* Vision TV: MOTHERS OF REINVENTION, Tues July 25, 9pm
(Eastern AND Pacific). Five women tell of what they fear, hope,
and dream for in the "new" South Africa.
* SOLAR ENERGY WORKSHOP, Tues July 25, 7-9pm, Ottawa.
With Peter Kern, Solar Living Consultant. $10/$6 At Arbour
Environmental Shop, 800 Bank St (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave in the
Glebe). More info: 613-567-3168.
* ECO-FRIENDLY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS? Wed July 26,
6pm, Toronto. Public meeting to develop strategies & plans to
ensure the environment is a prominent issue in the municipal
elections (coming up across Ontario in only four months). Given
all the recent downloading & structural change, this is a real
opportunity to make a difference! All welcome. At the offices of
Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), 30 Duncan (near King &
University; St. Andrew subway) More info/rsvp: 416-596-0660
* GENEaction PLANNING MEETING, Wed July 26, 7:30pm,
Toronto. Help out with the SPOKE event for this Saturday & other
upcoming initiatives. Room 212, 348 Danforth (upstairs at Carrot
Commons, near Chester subway). More info:
email@example.com 416-406-2481 New website:
* YOUTH VOTE Across The Province - Municipal Elections
Planning Meeting, Wed July 26th, 11:30am, OYPA office, 761
Queen St. W. Please confirm details: Helen 416-703-8807x2
* BEFRIENDING THE EARTH VIDEO NIGHTS, Wednesdays
during July & August, 7pm, Ottawa. 1233 Stanton Rd. Rsvp 613-
596-0199. More info: Isobel McGregor 613-820-0598.
* Vision TV: FURY FOR THE SOUND - THE WOMEN AT
CLAYOQUOT, Wed July 26, 9pm (Eastern AND Pacific). Change
occurs when women block a logging road in Western Canada.
* Vision TV: FISHING ON THE BRINK, Thurs July 27, 9pm
(Eastern AND Pacific). Hard-hitting look at corporate takeover
attempts of Atlantic Canada's inshore fishery.
* BEFRIENDING THE EARTH ORIENTATION WEEKEND,
Fri July 28 7pm to Sun July 30 7pm, Clarence. Learn what you can
do to promote personal & planetary well being. Explore the
beautiful Tucker House grounds - 30 acres of lawns, woodlands
and meadows with nature trail, swimming pool and organic
gardens. Preview the extensive collection of ecological videos &
books. Meet like-minded others. $90 - $118. More info/register:
* Vision TV: NARMADA - A VALLEY RISES, Fri July 28, 9-
11pm (Eastern AND Pacific). India's spectacular Narmada River
and the grassroots movement saving it.
*** CHANGE OF LOCATION *** now at Nathan Phillips Square: ***
* ORGANICS / SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TOUR arrives
in Toronto! Sat July 29, noon-3:30pm. Join SPOKE cyclists,
media, food producers, processors, retailers, scientists, students &
ecological organizations at Nathan Phillips square, Toronto City
Hall to show your support for organic food & sustainable food
production. Keynote speakers include Rod MacCrae (author of
Real Food for a Change), Peter Skira (GENEaction), and Nona
Robinson (Canadian Organic Growers). Organic lunch hosted by
chefs from Organic Advocates / Knives & Forks. Organic food for
sale. FoodShare demonstration "growing your own organic foods -
anywhere!". With Canadian Organic Growers Kurt Stauffert 416-
256-5909 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cog.ca; Ontario Natural
Food Co-op Kim De Lallo 416-503-1144 ex.233 email@example.com
http://www.onfc.on.ca ; Organic Advocates - Knives & Forks
Alison Johns 416-256-5909 firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.organicadvocates.org ; Gene Action 416-406-2481
email@example.com; Food Share Kathryn Scharf 416-392-1657
firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.foodshare.net. Admission is
FREE. At NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, in front of Toronto
City Hall, Queen & Bay. (or ride with SPOKE down Yonge St. -
meet at Yonge & Steeles, 11am) (See also Peterborough July 30 &
Ottawa Aug 3). More info: Mary Ann Veira 905-883-0978
email@example.com Follow the tour across Canada on-line:
* ORGANIC TOUR arrives in Peterborough! Sun July 30,
noon-4pm. Ecology Park, Peterborough. See Toronto listing,
July 29, for more info. Also: Ottawa Aug 3. More info / follow the
ride across Canada: http://www.ecoexplorer.com Phung 705-750-
0166 firstname.lastname@example.org Peggy Immel 705-939-2288 or
Brenda Sedgwick 705-876-1349.
CREATING A DEMOCRATIC NEWS MEDIA & SOCIETY
(course), Aug 1-31 (Tu's & Th's), 7-10pm, Toronto. Fresh analysis
of our present news media system; hopeful visions & strategies for
a more democratic & informative news media & society; global
context; positive & negative impacts of new communications
technologies; case studies (both good & bad); policy/citizen action
options; media/action project. With Paul Boin, former editor of
Ecolutions, and News Director of the Real News Network (RNN).
$185 (scholarships available) At OISE/UT, Room 7-216, 252
Bloor W (between St George & Bedford). More info/register: 416-
923-6641 x2595 email@example.com
* GREEN PARTY OF CANADA NATIONAL CONVENTION,
Thurs Aug 3 - Mon Aug 7 (holiday weekend), Ottawa. All welcome!
Carpooling, billeting & camping available. SEE DETAILS/FEATURE
IN NEXT SECTION. At the University of Ottawa. RSVP asap.
More info/register: http://ottawa2000.flora.org http://www.green.ca
firstname.lastname@example.org 1-888-6GREEN6 phone/fax 416-929-2397
* NATURAL LIFE FESTIVAL, Sat Aug 5 - Mon Aug 7 (Civic
Holiday weekend), 10am - 5pm, St. George. Celebration,
education, resources & contacts for sustainable, healthy living.
Green Marketplace, workshops, demonstrations, natural & organic
foods. Workshops include Eco-friendly Lawn Care; Voluntary
Simplicity; Strawbale Housing; Cohousing - Creating Community;
Cold Cellar Organic Storage; Solar Hot Water & Space Heating;
Sustainable Housing; Deschooling - Challenging Assumptions in
Education. Call for info about group camping at a nearby
conservation area. Third annual. Community Centre, on Hwy 5 just
East of Hwy 24, St. George, Ontario (one hour west of Toronto).
$2 (kids free). Workshops $5 each (first come first served) Natural
Life - Canada's Alternative Newsmagazine http://www.life.ca 1-
800-215-9574 or 519-448-4001
* RENEWABLE ENERGY TOUR, Sun Aug 13, 9:30am,
Goderich. A wide range of renewable energy installations - from a
850 watt system, which just operates a ham radio & computer
equipment, to a 4000 watt system which provides all of the
electricity for a home. $15 incl. lunch. Please register by Aug 4.
More info: Karen Gventer, Citizens for Renewable Energy
email@example.com 519-376-3272 http://www.web.ca/~cfre or Ziggy
* SUSTAINABLE SANITY YOUTH WEEK, Sat Aug 19 - Sun
Aug 27 (meet in Toronto, travel together). An 8-day experience of
holism & interconnection for youth (ages 15-25)
environmentalists/activists/kids with passion & energy for
effective action in the world. Travelling together & participating in
hands-on workshops on permaculture & sustainable systems
design, organic & biodynamic agriculture, compost toilets, green
energy, green/global economics, deep ecology, holistic body health
& nutrition, yoga/movement & ritual, more. Also lots of time for
hanging out, swimming, writing, drumming, dancing, playing &
resting. Focus on sustainability, interconnection, authenticity. $350
(subsidies available) More info/register: Teresa Devor
* RALLY AGAINST SPORTS HUNTING, Aug 23-27, Ottawa.
The "Premier's Symposium"
(http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR/ps2000), a sports hunting
convention & the first ever in Canada will be held in the Ottawa
Congress Centre this August. Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario, an
adamant sports hunter, has recently proposed some disturbing
legislation strictly for creating recreational opportunities for sports
hunters & anglers, and a new "Heritage Hunting & Fishing Act,"
seeking to enshrine sports hunting as a right, and privatize
licensing & regulation of sports hunters, resulting in a private
organization, The Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters, being
placed in charge of a large component of wilderness management
in the province. The Peaceful Parks Coalition is organizing a rally
outside the convention centre; we are inviting anyone & everyone
concerned about wildlife protection. Help protect our last
remaining wilderness areas from special interests such as sports
hunting! The Harris government's environmental record has been
appalling & is now catching up with them. (Peaceful Parks
supports First Nations traditional & subsistence hunting). More
info: AnnaMaria Valastro 416 537-3212
firstname.lastname@example.org or Anita Krajnc toker416 922-0973
FESTIVE EARTH ECO-TRADE SHOW, Fri Sept 22 - Sat Sept
23, Toronto. Showcasing & networking environmental
innnovators & entrepreneurs. Products, services, college &
university programs, green job opps. Equinox celebration (fri);
Eco Stage (sat). Metro Hall, 55 John at King.
http://www.festiveearth.com 416-469-2977 [see also May 7
* NATIONAL COMPOSTING CONFERENCE, Wed Sept 27 -
Sat Sept 30, Toronto. Composting Council of Canada.
* CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT NETWORK - Annual General
Assembly, Thurs-Sun Sept 28 - Oct 1, Nova Scotia.
Environmentalists from across Canada gather to discuss a wide
range of common interests; guest speakers, workshops &
entertainment. Hosted by the Nova Scotia Environmental Network.
At the Kespuwick Training Centre, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia.
More info: 613-728-9810 email@example.com 902-454-6846
* DAVID SUZUKI - SETTING THE BOTTOM LINE IN THE
NEW MILLENNIUM, Sat Sept 30, 8-10pm, Caledon. Dr. David
Suzuki leads a talk about living more lightly on the Earth, and how
we can emphasize quality of life over the quantity of material
possessions. How we are blinded by unwarranted beliefs, and how
to redefine our basic needs - as animals, social creatures & spiritual
beings. Reception following the talk; Suzuki will be available to
autograph three of his books (From Naked Ape to Superspecies,
Sacred Balance, and You are the Earth). As part of the Caledon
Environmental Advisory Committee's 3rd Annual Conference.
Advance tickets can be purchased at any Caledon Public Library.
Or call Nancy Pickard 905-584-1456. Advance $20 / $12. At door:
$25. At Mayfield Secondary School, Caledon, just northwest of
Toronto. More info: Nancy Pickard firstname.lastname@example.org
905-584-1456 [related website http://www.davidsuzuki.org ]
TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL,
Thurs Sept 28 - Sun Oct 1. Mark Haslam 416-537-7742.
http://www.planetinfocus.org email@example.com Seeking volunteers!
(B) GREEN PARTY OF CANADA
The Green Party is a world-wide movement, now in power in
Mexico, France, Italy, Germany & Norway -- and gaining ground
all over the world. In the US, Ralph Nader has 5% in the polls. It is
a democratic movement aiming to put humans back into balance
with nature. And in Canada, with the recent upswing in public
concern, the time is right to put the survival of the planet back
on the map!
Every movement needs an electoral wing -- and the Green Party is
the electoral wing of the green movement. Every voter should have
the opportunity to vote Green. It is high time that Canada had Green
members of parliament, so that ecological issues can be properly
debated in the legislature!
(C) GREEN PARTY OF CANADA - NATIONAL CONVENTION
This August long weekend, the Green Party of Canada is holding
its national convention in Ottawa. Whether or not you are involved
with the Greens, don't miss this unique opportunity to learn,
participate, and meet other concerned individuals from across the
country. The entire conference is only $30, billeting is available,
and your expenses are tax-deductible.
OUTSTANDING LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth May (Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada);
Ralph Torrie (on climate change & alternative energy);
Duff Conacher (Democracy Watch);
Margarite Richie (Nanoone Bay Anti-nuclear protest);
Richard Wolfson (Genetic Engineering);
Mike Kaulbars (activism, Peace and Environment Resource Center);
Joan Russow (leader of the Green Party of Canada);
More to be confirmed.
FEATURING: speakers, workshops, group work, Green policy,
resolutions, federal election platform, socials, entertainment,
share successes & renew friendships.
WHEN: Thurs Aug 3 - Mon Aug 7 (holiday weekend)
WHERE: University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland, Ottawa.
COST: Conference: $30 ($40 after July 28)
Membership in the Green Party (optional) is only $5
(only members can vote).
A TAX RECEIPT will be issued for your travel,
conference fee, accommodations, meals, etc.
ACCOMODATION: hotel, billeting (rsvp asap) & camping available.
TRANSPORTATION / CAR POOLING: Cheryl Veary
1-888-6GREEN6 416-929-2397 firstname.lastname@example.org
DISPLAY TABLES for issues & promotional materials from local
GP campaigns. Bring your brochures, banners, stickers, buttons,
photos, etc., to inspire others! Can you lead a panel or workshop
on a current issue or skill?
THURSDAY EVENING: arrivals (4pm...) & informal reception
(7-10pm), Marchand Residence, 110 University Private.
FRIDAY: registration (8:30am, room 351, Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis
Pasteur Private), opening plenary (9am), strategy & organizational
development workshops, group work, openings & social.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: council elections, policy, resolutions
& platform processes, election preparation, plenaries, socials.
MONDAY AM: Platform plenary, wind-up.
Monday PM: departures, new council meets.
PLEASE RSVP as soon as possible!
MORE INFO / REGISTER:
Andre Clermont email@example.com 613-749-6027
(general Green Party contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-888-6GREEN6
Seeking volunteers for phoning, etc. email@example.com 613-729-2751
The conference is held every two years. Come for all or part
-- but don't miss it! And please help spread the word...
(D) GREEN PARTY LINKS
Conference Details: http://ottawa2000.flora.org/
Green Party of Canada: http://www.green.ca
Green Party of Ontario: http://www.greenparty.on.ca
Introduction to the Green Party of Canada:
Policy Details: http://www.green.ca/english/election/elect97/hghlts-e.htm
News Releases: http://www.greenparty.on.ca/news/
(E) OTHER RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
* FREE EXHIBIT SPACE for ENVIRONMENTAL NON-
PROFITS AT THE CNE! The Canadian National Exhibition is
seeking a few more non-commercial environmental exhibitors for
the Canada 2000 Pavillion - Resources & Environment theme area.
This pavillion is this year's "feature" attraction. Approx. 10x10'
space, including booth, electrical outlet, tables & chairs, etc. Prefer
more than just static literature displays: e.g. video, interactive
exhibits, and/or staff. Over 1.5 million visitors expected. The
exhibit would have to be in place for the full 18 days, from Aug 18
to Sept 4, 10am to 10pm. More info: Nancy Tse 416-263-3833
http://www.theex.com [NOTE: Peter Blanchard, editor of the
People- & Planet-Friendly Events, has one booth tentatively
reserved. I would prefer to share this space, and only keep a small
display for myself. Another possibility would be for a number of
groups to collaborate on a display. If you're interested, please let
me know SOON (or I might give the booth up). 416-410-8630
* THE END OF SPRAWL - Alternatives Journal, Summer 2000.
Discover ways to revitalize your neighbourhood & curb urban
sprawl. Ways to redesign our communities - from retrofitting
suburbs & increasing urban density, to rooftop gardens. Exciting
examples of sustainable communities in North America & around
the world. Available at better book & magazine stores (and in
Toronto: Grassroots, 408 Bloor W at Brunswick & 372 Danforth at
Chester, 416-466-2841) More info: Michael Torreiter
firstname.lastname@example.org 519-888-4567 ext. 6783
ONTARIO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE BOOK 2000. Now
available! A comprehensive directory of over 700 non-profit
environmental & conservation groups in Ontario. Complete, up-to-
date contact information (address, phone, fax, e-mail, web, contact
person), plus a description of each group's activities & areas of
interest. Indexed by region & town. Also includes government
listings, conservation authorities, stewardship councils & more.
$10/$25 plus $2.50 shipping (members get a free copy). More
details & order form: http://www.web.ca/~ppf/erb.html Ontario
Environment Network, Box 1412, Station Main, North Bay, ON,
P1B 8K6. Phone: 705-840-2888 Fax: 705-840-5862 email@example.com
* CANADA'S POLLUTION PREVENTION DIRECTORY. New,
expanded, searchable directory of companies & agencies working
in pollution prevention in Canada. Canadian Centre for Pollution
Prevention (C2P2) 519-337-3423 firstname.lastname@example.org
* CONCERNED WALKERTON CITIZENS. New environmental
group of affected citizens following the seven deaths caused by
animal waste E.coli pollution in drinking water. Bruce Davidson
519-881-0884 http://www.walkerton.8m.com email@example.com
* GENETIC TAKEOVER - MUTANT FOOD (video). This
excellent NFB video is now being made available, for free, to be
shown to your group, school, church or office in the Toronto area.
Also, a speaker could be provided to answer questions or moderate
discussion following the screening. David Pickett 416-534-0224
[or, video can be purchased from the National Film Board,
http://www.nfb.ca ... see next listing]
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION FILMS & VIDEOS.
500 films by Canada's National Film Board:
http://www.nfb.ca/FMT/E/cate/E/EnvirandConse.html Use them
to educate & activate! - at your shool, church, community group,
or workplace. For films & videos relating to ENVIRONMENT &
HEALTH, contact the Women's Health & Environment Network
416-928-0880 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for their "Taking Action For
A Healthy Future" Resource Guide & Community Handbook.
WWOOF! World-Wide Orientation to Organic Farms. Looking for
something REAL to do this summer? Want to live close to the land
for a while? Want to learn about where our food comes from /
could come from?? A diversity of small, organic farms across
Canada and around the world have short- & long-term
opportunities where you can work in exchange for room, board,
learning & fun. Support the organic movement and get hands-on
experience! $30 annual fee for list of 400 host farms across
Canada. John Vanden Heuvel, RR #2, S.18, C.9, Nelson, BC, V1L
5P5. 604-354-4417 http://www.members.tripod.com/~wwoof
email@example.com [I've done this on a number of occasions
and can HIGHLY recommend it! - ed]
* SIERRA CLUB TORONTO SEEKS VOLUNTEERS. Get in on
the action! Gain valuable new skills! At the Eastern Canada
Chapter, 517 College (west of Bathurst). Campaigns (working in
the office, you would get first shot at many exciting tasks);
fundraising including research, writing, and merchandise sales;
conference organizing; coalition building; helping an
environmental non-profit group's office run smoothly. North
America's most effective grassroots conservation group. More
info: Erica firstname.lastname@example.org 416-960-9606
* JOB: Sierra Club of Canada: Assistant to the Executive Director.
Scheduling & coordinating travel; correspondence, email, admin
support; board, funders, staff liaison; excellent computer skills;
special events. Deadline: July 30. Approx. start date: Sept. 1. Send
applications to: email@example.com or fax 613-241-2292 or
Attention Ani Arnott, Ste. 412 - 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 7B7. http://www.sierraclub.ca
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