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PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY EVENTS & RESOURCES
Revised Wed. Oct. 18, 2000
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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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(A) EVENTS, COURSES, LINKS, BROADCASTS
(B) OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
(C) About the People- & Planet-Friendly

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New/modified listings (since Oct 14) are indicated by 
an asterisk (*). In order by START date.  

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(A) EVENTS, COURSES, BROADCASTS & LINKS
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* Events in Toronto, Scarborough, Stouffville, Kortright, 
Alliston, Hamilton, Guelph, Woodstock, London, 
St. Catharines, Ottawa, CBC TV broadcast.

* PETROTYRANNY, Thurs Oct 19, 7:30pm, Toronto. Public 
discussion & book launch with author John Bacher, Derek Paul 
(Science for Peace), Danny Beaton (First Nations), Stephen Hall 
(Energy Action Council of Toronto). Free. Followed by the 
Coalition's inspired networking! At City Hall, Council Chambers, 
Bay & Queen (Queen or Osgoode subway). More info: Michael 
Berger, Coalition for a Green Economy 416-782-4589  
http://www.dundurn.com/Petrotyranny.htm  
http://www.web.net/ecorecov 
http://scienceforpeace.sa.utoronto.ca  http://www.eneract.org
[related sites: http://www.tao.ca/~no_oil/ 
http://www.nisto.com/activism/project/petrol.html - ed]

MAUDE BARLOW ON GLOBALIZATION, Thurs Oct 19, 7-
9pm, Guelph. Inspirational public address on globalization & its 
many adverse effects. $5/$3 Register if possible. Chalmers United 
Church, Paisley/Royal Square. More info: Dr Griffith Morgan, 
Council of Canadians Guelph gmorgan@uoguelph.ca 519-824-
5586 [related site: http://www.canadians.org ]

* RALPH NADER - LIVE TV DEBATE, Thurs Oct 19, 8-
9pm/ET, CBC Newsworld. Live broadcast with U.S. Presidential 
candidate Ralph Nader & host Avi Lewis. Can the Green Party 
offer a genuine alternative between the increasingly similar 
Democrats & Republicans? Or is a vote for Nader a dangerous 
vote for Bush? Can the U.S. support "third parties"? Can Canada? 
During the show, the audience will have the opportunity to 
comment, ask questions or challenge the opinions of Avi & the 
panel. (to reserve a seat: Elliott Anderson 416-968-0367)  
CounterSpin is a nightly current affairs show (Mon-Thurs 8-9pm) 
which goes out of its way to offer alternative viewpoints & 
uncommon debates on a variety of cultural, political & social issues. 
http://www.newsworld.cbc.ca/programs/sites/counterspin.html

PC POLICY CONVENTION - DEMONSTRATION, Fri & Sat 
Oct 20 & 21, Toronto. With the theme "The Future is Here", the 
Tories will be gathering to brainstorm new ways to gut what is left 
of our social safety net & environmental protections. Protest 
privatisation - the globalisation agenda, and sky-rocketing 
university & college tuition fees. Sat: noon-2pm; Sun: 1-3pm. 
Followed by "Tory Town". (Tory Convention is Oct 20-22). 
Simcoe Park, across from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 
255 Front St. W, between John & Simcoe (subway: Union 
Station). More info: Canadian Federation of Students  
http://www.cfs-fce.on.ca  Info about buses: 416-925-3825 
[ see also http://www.ontariopc.com/TheFutureIsHere ]

GLOBALISING PEACE, Fri-Sun Oct 20-22, St. Catharines. Fri 
6:45pm: free public forum on militarism, racism & corp. 
globalization. Workshops (Sat), AGM  (Sun). Workshops include: 
globalisation, militarism, & the environment; towards a culture of 
peace; NATO warcrimes tribunal on Kosovo; peacekeeping: is an 
international nonviolent peaceforce the answer?; economic 
sanctions: a peaceful alternative?; effective lobbying; networking. 
Friday - free; Sat/Sun - $25/day or $40/both (incl. lunch & snack). 
CAW Hall, 124 Bunting Rd. More info/register: Rob Thompson, 
Canadian Peace Assembly, rjthompson95@yahoo.ca 416-588-
5555 http://www.acp-cpa.ca  cpa@web.ca  416-533-9159

GREENING HEALTH CARE, Sat Oct 21, 9am-4pm, Ottawa. 
...including health care wastes, esp. dioxins & mercury. 
Establishing a National Coalition of Green Health Care. Cdn. 
Assoc. of Physicians for the Environment ( http://www.cape.ca) & 
others. $20/$10. Ottawa Civic Hospital, Blue Room. More info: 
CAPE, 613-235-2273 pgsadmin@web.ca  

CHERRY BEACH NATURALIZATION, Sat Oct 21, 10am-1pm, 
Toronto. Habitat creation & naturalization; planting 500 trees & 
shrubs, creating a butterfly garden, building bird boxes & brush 
piles for wildlife. Meet at the lifeguard station at Cherry Beach 
park at the foot of Cherry Street. More info: Jason Thorne 
416-943-8080 x227

SOLAR & WIND POWER WORKSHOP, Level 2, Sat Oct 21, 
10am-4pm, Maple/Kleinberg. In Kortright's renewable energy 
cottage, powered by wind & sun! Unbiased info. Just north of 
Toronto (west of Canada's Wonderland). $85. Info/register: 
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 905-832-2289  
http://www.kortright.org  kcc@interlog.com

MEDICINAL HERB GARDENING, Sat Oct 21, 11:30am-2pm, 
Toronto. Prepare herbal remedies; learn & share knowledge about 
the healing properties of common herbs. Free. Scadding Court 
Community Centre, 707 Dundas W. at Bathurst. RSVP by Oct 19: 
Christine 416-392-0335 x223 csaraceno@scaddingcourt.org

ORGANIC FARM FESTIVAL, Sat Oct 21, 11am-7pm, 
Stouffville. Fresh organic produce; just-cooked organic delicacies; 
organic food suppliers & samples; local holistic practitioner 
demos; children's activities; seminars; live music & DJ; organic 
farm tours & nature walks. On the farm! Celebrate the wonderful 
gift of organic food. Free. True Food Farm, 2499 York/Durham 
Rd. 30. (1/2 hour from hwy 401 & 404; 10 min from Markham). 
More info/directions: Steven Haylestrom 
info@OrganicHomeDelivery.com 905-642-3383 
http://www.OrganicHomeDelivery.com

CO-HOUSING GROUP FORMING, Sat Oct 21, Toronto. 
Creating a sustainable, progressive, affordable, beautiful urban 
village in downtown Toronto (Riverdale, West Annex, etc). First 
meeting. Helen 416-916-0783 [related sites: 
http://www.cohousing.org http://www.cohousing.ca 
http://www.gaia.org http://www.ic.org ]

* WATER & DEMOCRACY, Sat Oct 21, 7:30pm, Ottawa. Hear 
Oscar Olivera, leader of a grassroots movement that stopped water 
privatization by taking on the World Bank & corporate giant 
Bechtel. See "The Water is Ours!", an inspiring documentary on 
the fight by the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia to save their water. 
Alumni Theatre, University Centre, 85 University Ave., Univ. of 
Ottawa. Free. Council of Canadians & Canadian Union of Public 
Employees. More info: Nathalie 613-233-4487 x229 
[ http://www.canadians.org ]

WALKERTON BENEFIT, Sat Oct 21, 8pm, Toronto. Join the 
Canadian Federation of Students & the Canadian Environmental 
Law Association to raise money for Walkerton Citizens & present 
evidence at the Public Inquiry. Oakham House, 63 Gould (near 
Dundas subway). More info: 416-925-3825.

SOLAR & WIND POWER WORKSHOP, Level 3, Sun Oct 22, 
9am-4pm, Maple/Kleinberg. Install a small, 180 watt system from 
roof to batteries. $160. Info/register: Kortright Centre for 
Conservation, 905-832-2289  http://www.kortright.org  
kcc@interlog.com

FEDERAL ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT(?) Sun Oct 22. 
A federal election is expected to be called on Oct 22, to be 
held on Monday November 27. http://www.elections.ca

THE COMMUNITIES WE WANT - THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE 
IT HAPPEN, Mon-Tues Oct 23-24, 8:30-5pm, Toronto. To form 
new partnerships between community development & community 
economic development initiatives. How we make a difference in 
our communities. Open space format (participants choose topics). 
Community marketplace &information fair. $60/$10. Royal Bank 
Auditorium, 315 Front St W. (near Skydome) More info/register: 
Terry Baker 416-351-0095 x250 cednetwork@cspc.toronto.on.ca

GROWTH & CONSERVATION - CHAOS OR 
COMPATIBILITY? Mon-Wed Oct 23-25, Alliston. At the 
Nottawasega Inn. $285. http://www.ontarioplanners.on.ca  
http://www.cic.envsci.uoguelph.ca  Dr. Stewart Hilts 
shilts@lrs.uoguelph.ca  905-895-0716 conserve@idirect.com  
519-824-4120 claws@lrs.uoguelph.ca

TEN WEEKS TO EFFECTIVE ACTIVISM, begins Mon Oct 23, 
7pm, Ottawa. Evening workshop series on effective activism & the 
social dynamics of dissidence - from petitions to civil 
disobedience. Understanding power; understanding political 
action; violence, nonviolence & Satyagraha; struggle; successful 
social movements & campaigns; goals & roles as activists; 
strategies for resistance; civil disobedience; resistance & the law. 
Two sessions per month for five months. For beginners & 
experienced activists alike. With Mike Kaulbars of the Peace & 
Environment Resource Centre, and others. $0-$50 sliding scale. 
174 First Ave. More info/register 613-565-8377 dq430@ncf.ca 
[ http://www.perc.flora.org ]

TORONTO MUNICIPAL ELECTION, Oct 23 - Nov 13. 
Info on when, where & how to vote can be found at 
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/vote2000 or 416-338-1111. 
If you do not receive a "vote-at-card" by mail in late 
October, call 416-338-1111 to get on the voter's list. 
Remember to bring some ID with you when you vote!

* WHISTLEBLOWING, Tues Oct 24, 6-10pm, Ottawa. 
Whistleblowers are those who speak out about wrongdoing and 
expose government practises that threaten public safety & the 
public interest. In many countries, there is legislation to protect 
whistleblowers -- in Canada, there is none. Public servants have 
been gagged, harassed, mistreated, and retaliated against. Come & 
express your support for legislation to protect whistleblowers, who 
put their careers on the line to protect the public. With Senator 
NoŽl Kinsella, Deputy Leader of the Opposition; Dr. Shiv Chopra 
(Health Canada scientist who blew the whistle on bovine growth 
hormone); Jane Akre & Steve Wilson (internationally acclaimed 
journalists, who were fired from Fox TV after refusing to falsify a 
documentary on the hazards of bovine growth hormone); Andrew 
Raven & David Yazbeck (representing several Health Canada 
scientists who testified that they have been harassed & retaliated 
against for refusing to approve products of questionable safety); 
Joanna Gualteiri (a whistleblower in the Department of Foreign 
Affairs, who is currently in court related to her allegations of 
corruption & waste of public funds); Lewis Clark & Tom Devine, 
(Government Accountability Project, Washington, DC); John 
Verrall (Food Ethics Council, United Kingdom); Maude Barlow 
(Volunteer National Chair, Council of Canadians). Presented by 
the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, Council 
of Canadians, Sierra Legal Defence Fund, Sierra Club, Canadian 
Health Coalition, National Farmers Union, Federal Accountability 
Integrity & Resolution. Free, all welcome. Parliament Buildings, 
West Block, Room 200. More info: 613-228-6310 x228; media: 
613-228-6310 x21 [ background & links: 
http://www.trufax.org/research/dissent.html  - ed ]

* GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS - FRIEND OR FOE, 
FEAST OR FAMINE? Tues Oct 24, 6:45-10pm, Woodstock. 
Panel discussion: monoculture vs. biodiversity; GE vs. organics; 
corporate monopoly vs. public interest. With Dr. Joe Cummins 
(geneticist); Ann Slater (organic market gardener); David Pullen 
(BSC., farm manager). Free. Refreshments. At the Womens 
Employment Resource Center, 424 Dundas St.  More info: Kim 
Yardy kimy@execulink.com 519-485-6400 ext. 3320

RECYCLING COUNCIL OF ONTARIO Conference & Trade 
Show, Tues-Thurs Oct 24-26, Ottawa. "Strategies for Sustainable 
Resources & Products". With Elizabeth May (Sierra Club of 
Canada); Susan Strasser (author of "Waste & Want: A Social 
History of Trash); Fed. Env't Minister David Anderson (invited); 
Ont. Env't Minister Dan Newman (invited). Breakouts: electronics 
take back; e-commerce packaging waste; surpassing 50% 
diversion; Ontario's Waste Diversion Organization; waste mgt. & 
greenhouse gasses; changing global recycling market patterns; 
national & internt'l stewardship policy developments; more. 
Environment & Human Health - Thurs Oct 26, 9:30-11am. Tour 
leading manufacturers & material handlers in the area. Trade show. 
Ottawa Congress Centre. $150-$575 - subsidies available for 
students & NGO's. http://www.rco.on.ca 
http://www.rco.on.ca/intro/upcoming/conference.html 
416-960-1025 ext.16 or 18 rcoevents@rco.on.ca

* ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, Tues Oct 24 & Fri Oct 27, 
Ottawa. Screenings followed by speakers & discussion. Tues: 
globalization / privatization (Genetic Takeover or Mutant Food; 
Forest Alert; Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot; 
Showdown in Seattle: 5 Days That Shook the WTO); Fri Oct 27: 
globalization / human rights (Life on the Heater; Getting Away 
With Murder (US complicity in Columbia); H2O: The Price of 
Privatization; Shopping List; Bye Buy World: The Battle of 
Seattle; Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square). $6/evening $20/all four 
(tickets at the door). Doors open at 5:15pm. Ottawa Public Library, 
120 Metcalfe at Laurier. More info: http://www.web.net/~wia 
613-238-4659

* CONSERVATION COUNCIL OF ONTARIO, Wed Oct 25, 
9am-noon, Toronto. Annual Meeting. Developing the agenda for 
the upcoming year, such as: how to de-toxify our garbage; why are 
we still planning for highways & sprawl?; ecological integrity of 
protected areas; environmental aspects of Ministry Business Plans. 
Regular meetings the last Wednesday monthly. See also Nov 6: 
"Clean Water for Ontario". All welcome. RSVP cco@web.net 
http://www.greenontario.org/cco

* RAISING EXPECTATIONS FOR CORPORATE 
RESPONSIBILITY, Wed Oct 25, 9:15am-4pm, Scarborough. 
Explore the minimum global expectations being set today for 
corporate social & environmental responsibility, as well as a tool 
for benchmarking corporate behaviour against social & 
environmental criteria. $25 (scholarships available) includes 
materials, refreshments & lunch. Mission Centre, Scott Foreign 
Mission, 2685 Kingston Road  Register/more info: Jennifer Beale 
tccrsoc@web.ca 416-923-1758 x225 http://www.corporate-
benchmarks.com (Taskforce on the Churches & Corporate 
Responsibility, Global Corporate Responsibility project) 
[related site: http://www.corpwatch.org  - ed]

* EXPOSURE: ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO BREAST 
CANCER, Wed Oct 25, 6-9pm, Toronto. One in eight 
women will develop breast cancer. Rates are increasing 
worldwide - in both women & men. The implications of 
pesticides & other chemicals; occupational health 
hazards; methods of prevention; environmental justice; 
strategies. 6pm: refreshments; 6:30: simultaneous 
screenings in English, French, Spanish; 7:30 panel/ 
group discussion; 8:30 reception. Free, all welcome. 
With Dr. Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg, Sat Dharam Kaur, 
N.D., Nicole Wirtz & others. Metro Hall, 55 John at King 
(St Andrew subway). More info: Women's Health & 
Environment Network, 416-928-0880 when@web.ca 
Ask about their Resource Guide & Community Handbook. 
See also: http://www.stopcancer.org  http://agitprop.org/tlc/
http://www.stopcancer.org/conf_ec/transcr/tr_steingraber.html

* ANCIENT FOREST DEFENSE Meeting, Wed Oct 25, 6-8pm, 
Toronto. Ontario's old-growth forests need you! Help plan for 
October 26th "International Day of Action for Old-Growth 
Forests".  And hear about the Oak Ridges Moraine campaign. At 
the 519 Church St. Community Centre (at Wellesley). eroots@web.net

* THE FUTURE OF THE GREAT APES, Wed Oct 25, 7-8:30pm, 
Toronto. Join Dr. Kerry Bowman on an illustrated journey to 
Central Africa to explore the threats to gorillas & chimpanzees and 
what their extinction will mean to humans. $12/$10 (followed by 
wine & cheese reception & silent auction 8:30-10pm, $40). 
McLeod Theatre (Medical Sciences Auditorium), King's College 
Circle, U of T (Queen's Park or Museum subway). More 
info/tickets: 416-962-2346  [related site: http://www.zoocheck.com ]

* ELECTION FEVER - TAKING THE TEMPERATURE OF 
THE GTA, Wed Oct 25, 7:30-9:30pm, Toronto. A panel of experts 
will put questions to the politicians, followed by questions from 
the audience. Waterfront development, the Olympics, housing & 
homelessness; amalgamation & downloading & the Greater 
Toronto Services Board; environment (transit, traffic, garbage, 
urban sprawl). The politicians: David Collenette (Federal Minister 
responsible for Transportation & the GTA); Rob MacIsaac 
(Mayor, City of Burlington). Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman has so 
far declined our invitation. The panel: Brenda Hogg: (Chair, 
Ontario Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 
http://www.fcm.ca ); David Lewis Stein (Star Columnist); Punam 
Khosla (Co-ordinator Toronto Women's Network); Royson James 
(Star Urban Affairs Columnist). Note: forum will be held only in 
the event of a federal election call. St. Lawrence FORUM - a 
public space for residents to speak out on issues of civic & social 
importance. Free. St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front St. E. (subway: 
King or Union) 416-366-1656 http://www.stlc.com/forums.htm

* HAMILTON MAYORALTY ENVIRONMENT DEBATE, Wed 
Oct 25, 7:30pm, Hamilton. Sponsored by Western Lake Ontario 
Environmental Coalition & Citizens for a Sustainable Community. 
Spectator auditorium, 44 Frid St.

* ACTIVIST SKILLS SERIES, Oct 25 - Nov 16, Toronto. Wed 
Oct 25, 7-9pm: Activist Poster Making (maximum 9 people - 
please register), OPIRG office, 563 Spadina. Wed Nov 1, 7-9pm: 
Public Speaking, International Student's Centre, Cumberland 
Room, 33 St. George. Mon Nov 6, 7-9pm: Facilitation & 
Consensus, location t.b.a. Tues Nov 7, 7-9pm: Anti-Transphobia 
Workshop, Women's Centre, 563 Spadina Ave). Thurs Nov 9, 
6:30-9pm: Anti-Racism Session, location t.b.a. Direct Action, 
Rights & Solidarity, date & location t.b.a. Thurs Nov 16, 7-9pm, 
Media Relations, International Student's Centre, Rose Wolfe 
Room, 33 St. George. Free, all welcome. More info: 416-978-7770.

* AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS, Thurs Oct 26, 4-7pm, 
Toronto. Metro Hall, rm 308, 55 John (at King), Free, all welcome. 
http://www.yorku.ca.org/gtaforum

* BIOMIMICRY - OUR MEANS TO A SUSTAINABLE 
FUTURE, Thurs Oct 26, 6-10pm, Toronto. "Biomimicry" is a new 
science that studies nature's models - photosynthesis, self-
assembly, natural selection, self sustaining ecosystems - and then 
imitates or takes inspiration from these designs & processes to 
solve human & environmental problems. It is a survival strategy 
for the human race. A rare Canadian appearance of Janine Benyus, 
author of "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature". Also, 
singer-songwriter Philomene Hoffman; Poco Duet & Greg 
Renault. Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy 
(CIELAP) 30th annual fundraiser. CIELAP is a charitable research 
& education organization known internationally for its leadership 
on environmental law & policy in the public interest. $100/$150 
(special rates for groups & unwaged). Wetmore Hall, 21 Classic 
Ave (Spadina & Harbord). More info/register: Jessica Mendes 
416-923-3529 x23 jmendes@web.net  http://www.cielap.org  
[book reviews at: http://www.cielap.org/whatsnew/events/globe.html 
http://www.igc.apc.org/eco-ops/nbl/nbl.6.22.html ]

* PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED, Thurs Oct 26, 7-9pm, 
Toronto. Learn how to amend your garden organically to improve 
fertility for spring planting and prepare your perennials for the 
winter. Free. At Field To Table Centre, 200 Eastern Ave., near 
King & Parliament. More info/register: Lauren Baker 416-363-6441 x25

* HUMAN HEALTH & THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION - 
THEOLOGY AFTER WALKERTON, Thurs Oct 26, 7:30-9pm, 
Toronto. With Thomas Bernard, M.D. (public health risks resulting 
from non-ecological approaches to production & consumption); 
Brian Gibson, M.D., Ph.D. (environmental, occupational & public 
health professor & consultant); Dorothy McDougall, Ph.D. 
(Walkerton's implications for religious communities in Canada; 
challenging the Church to return to a holistic ecological approach). 
$8/$10 at door; students by donation. Father Madden Hall (in Carr 
Hall), 100 St. Joseph St. (NW corner of Queens Park East & St. 
Joseph. Subway: Museum, Bay or Wellesley). More info/register: 
Elliot Allen Institute for Theology & Ecology 416-926-1300 x3408

WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE CORPORATE 
AGENDA? Thus Oct 26, 7-9:30pm, Ottawa. What is the 
alternative to the erosion of democracy, social justice & the 
environment by the forces of  neo-liberal, neo-conservative 
corporate values? What is the citizens' agenda? Many people say - 
Show me what to struggle for, not just against! Come & participate 
in the building of an inclusive society. Open discussion; first in a 
series. With Tony Clarke. Jack Purcell Community Centre, Elgin 
St. More info: Armand Cote beauco@istar.ca Council of 
Canadians http://www.canadians.org

* CANADIAN HEALTH FOOD CONVENTION & TRADE 
SHOW, Thurs-Sun Oct 26-29, Toronto. Metro Toronto Convention 
Centre. More info: Canadian Health Food Association 
admin@chfa.ca 905-479-6939 http://www.chfa.ca

* RE-THINKING SCHOOL, Thurs Oct 26 - March 29, 7-9pm, 
Toronto. Tired of all the talk about "tougher standards" and "global 
education"? What are some alternative models & new ways of 
thinking? Monthly lecture-discussion series (last Thurs of each 
month) with five of the most provocative voices in education. 
Summerhill School; deschooling society; pedagogy of the 
oppressed; how children fail; teaching as a subversive activity. At 
St. Michael's College, 81 Mary St (Bay subway). $100. More info/ 
register if possible: Michael Reist 416-926-7254 
michael.reist@dpcdsb.org http://www.utoronto.ca/stmikes
[related sites: http://www.life.ca/hs/  
http://nav.webring.yahoo.com/hub?ring=hscanada&list ]

* BIOMIMICRY, Fri Oct 27, 2-4pm, Ottawa. Nature, imaginative 
by necessity, has already solved many of the problems we are 
grappling with. Biomimicry is a rare hopeful note in the modern 
chorus of environmental warnings. With author & renowned 
lecturer Janine Benyus. Free. Cdn Museum of Nature (auditorium), 
240 McLeod. Please RSVP: Lise Belanger 613-992-7184 National 
Round Table on the Environment & the Economy 
http://www.nrtee-trnee.ca [book reviews at 
http://www.cielap.org/whatsnew/events/globe.html 
http://www.igc.apc.org/eco-ops/nbl/nbl.6.22.html ]

* CRITICAL MASS RIDE, Fri Oct 27, 6pm, Toronto. Everyone is 
invited to join this mass ride, part of a world-wide movement to 
celebrate & promote alternative transport. We're not blocking 
traffic, we ARE traffic! Bring your bikes, trikes, blades and 
scooters. Meet at Yonge & Temperance St. (btwn Richmond & 
Adelaide) at 6pm. Free. The last Friday of each month. 
416-392-7592 greenspiration@web.ca  
[related sites: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling/ 
http://www.greenspiration.org/ ]

* STOP TORONTO STRIPMINING IN KENYA, Fri Oct 27, 
7pm, Toronto. Toronto-based Tiomin Resources Inc. plans to 
begin mining in Kenya's Indian Ocean coastal area next year, 
threatening the human rights & livelihood of 5,000 Kenyans. A 
lively public meeting with two guest speakers from Kenya, Dr. 
Willy Mutunga & Haron Ndubi, Leading Human Rights 
Lawyers/Activists. See the video "Dongo Kundu" (Red Earth). 
Maria A. Shchuka Public Library (Auditorium), 1745 Eglinton 
West (1 block East of Dufferin). More info: http://www.ichrdd.ca 
(go to 'What's New') Rights & Democracy 514-283-6073; 
MiningWatch Canada 613-569-3439; Inter-Church Coalition on 
Africa 416-927-1124 x229; Kenyan Community Abroad 
http://www.kenyansabroad.org  See also: "Sands of Conflict", 
Maclean's Magazine, Oct 2.

* ONE CHANCE PARTY/FUNDRAISER, Fri Oct 27, 8pm, 
Toronto. Not since Superman discovered a new use for x-ray 
vision has saving the planet been so much fun! Several live bands 
(acoustic & electric). Dancing. Licensed. All proceeds to Sierra 
Club environmental group. $6 door/ $2 students. Bar Code, 549 
College at Euclid  More info: Steve Morris 
ron.burchell.group@sierraclub.org 416-927-8222 
http://www.sierraclub.ca/eastern/toronto.html

REBUILDING THE LEFT, Fri-Sat Oct 27-28, Toronto. Aimed at 
strengthening & developing anti-capitalist activism & 
organization... bringing together trade unionists, feminists, anti-
racists, students, anti-poverty activists, environmentalists, lesbian 
& gay activists, and left intellectuals. Endorsed by more than 20 
unions, publications & NGO's. Fri 6-9pm; Sat 9am-9pm. 9:30-
11:30am: Anti-Oppression & Anti-Capitalism - making the links; 
11:30-1:30: lunch & caucus mtgs; 1:30-3:30pm: Building a 
structured movement against Capitalism, challenges & 
opportunities; 4-6pm: closing plenary. Free. At OISE Auditorium, 
252 Bloor W. (St. George subway). 416-516-2966; 416-736-2100 
x22552; 416-324-8437; rebuildingtheleft@yahoo.com

* ELECTORAL REFORM IN CANADA, Fri-Sat Oct 27-28, 
Ottawa. Fri 2-6pm; Sat 8:30am-noon. Dunton Tower 2017, 
Carleton Univ. More info: http://www.carleton.ca/cre  
http://www.carleton.ca/cre/events.html jpammett@ccs.carleton.ca  
jvickers@ccs.carleton.ca  [613-520-3741]

* RENEWABLE ENERGY & PEOPLE POWER, Sat Oct 28, 
9:30-3:30, London. With John Ferguson (Office of the 
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario), Karen Gventer 
(Citizens for Renewable Energy); Charlie Middleton (Ryerson 
University); Lois Corbett (Toronto Environmental Alliance). $40; 
$70/couple; $20/age 10 to 16; children free. Upstairs at Loblaws, 
1740 Richmond (Masonville Mall). Register/more info: Ziggy 
Kleinau 519-795-7725 or Karen Gventer 519-376-3272 
cfre@web.ca  [ http://www.web.ca/~cfre ]

ANIMAL FACTORY FARMS - EMERGING ISSUES, Sat Oct 
28, 9am-4:30pm, Toronto. With Canadian & U.S. experts 
including reps from UBC, U. of Guelph, Cdn Food Inspection 
Agency, National Farmers Union, Winnipeg Humane Society, 
Animal Alliance of Canada, Clayton Ruby. Free; no registration 
required. Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. 
at Bay (Queen subway). More info: Stephanie Brown 416-920-
4984 brown@idirect.com [ related sites: 
http://www.inforamp.net/~aac http://www.AnimalAlliance.ca 
http://www.IFAW.org http://www.alertontario.org  
http://www.purefood.org  http://www.organicadvocates.org ]

* CLIMATE CHANGE - 3 YEARS AFTER KYOTO, Sat Oct 28, 
6:30pm, Toronto. What citizens, consumers & community 
organizers can do to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With 
Elizabeth Dowdeswell (mgt. consultant, former United Nations 
Environment Program), MP Charles Caccia, Rabbi Gunther Plaut; 
Rev. Karen Hamilton; peace activist Shirley Farlinger. Four-course 
banquet & silent auction. Fundraiser for the World Federalist 
Foundation. $75 ($40 tax receipt). Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St. 
(Dundas subway). More info/tickets: Paul Dilse 
paul.dilse@sympatico.ca  http://www.web.ca/~wfcnat/WFC.html  
[see also http://www.climatechangesolutions.com  
http://www.clickforcleanair.org  http://www.climatevoice.org - ed]

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* LASTMAN HIDES FROM GOMBERG - "Debate is 
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* ONTARIO DIGS HEELS in on Greenhouse Gas Emissions - 
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plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global 
warming, which has been agreed to by Ottawa & all the other 
provinces & territories. Full Story: http://www.life.ca/nl/76/ontario.html

* ONTARIO GOVERNMENT GIVEN BAD REPORT CARD ON ENVIRONMENT - 
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is in for more environmental crises over the next three years, 
thanks to Premier Mike Harris' failure to integrate environmental 
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