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[OPIRG-EVENTS] People- & Planet-Friendly Events & Announcements (2001/01/13)
PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY EVENTS & RESOURCES
Revised Saturday January 13, 2001
Here are upcoming SUSTAINABLE LIVING, ENVIRONMENTAL
& SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS, workshops, courses, festivals,
films, broadcasts, resources & jobs in Ontario & beyond.
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(A) EVENTS, Films, Broadcasts, Courses, Links
(B) Other Announcements, Broadcasts, Resources, Links
(C) About the People- & Planet-Friendly
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New/modified listings (since Jan 11) are indicated by
an asterisk (*). In order by start date.
(A) EVENTS, FILMS, COURSES, BROADCASTS, LINKS
* Events in Toronto, Guelph, Kitchener, on-line.
...PART II, continued from previous mailing (Jan 11)
* INTRO TO PERMACULTURE, Mon Jan 22, 6-8pm, Toronto.
Permaculture is a sustainable design system stressing the
harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the
Earth. Sure, you've read this or some other quick definition but that
doesn't really tell you how you can use permaculture in your own
garden. Anna Gibson, a permaculture designer, will introduce you
to the real world of permaculture and show how you can apply the
principles to your community garden plot, your backyard or just
about anywhere. $5. Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College (east of
Spadina) More info: Laura Berman 416-392-1668 or
firstname.lastname@example.org [related: Toronto Community Garden
Network http://www.foodshare.net/grow.htm ]
GUELPH ORGANIC CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW, Fri-
Sun Jan 26-28, Guelph. Canada's largest public, organic event.
Organic trade show: organic food tasting & marketing fair (Sat
8.30am-5:30pm & Sun 9am-4pm, FREE). Dozens of workshops &
courses for all interest levels (all day Sat. & Sun. - inquire about
prices). Topics include home organic gardening, one-acre
gardening as a lifestyle, developing home-craft organic products,
organic cotton & textiles, herbs, organic processing, biotechnology
& its relationship to organics, compost techniques, developing
your orchard, BioDynamics, more. Special, pre-event 1.5-day Eco-
Ag Intro Course (Thur-Fri noon $130). Two 3-hour in-depth
seminars (Fri 1pm). Organic Buffet "Meet the Presenters" (Fri
4:15-6:45pm, $35). Public Forum "The Global Challenge for
Organic Farming Systems" - speakers: Dr. Ann Clark (Plant Ag.
prof.), Brewster Kneen (Canadian author - on corporate agendas,
the WTO & organics; http://www.ramshorn.bc.ca), and Bernward
Geier (IFOAM/Germany) (Fri 7-9:15pm, $10).
Keynote: Dr. Ann Clark 'The Road Ahead' (Sat 9:15am).
Entire program is located at Guelph University Centre.
More info/programme/highlights: 519-824-4120 ext. 2558.
Sponsorship or trade list inquiries: Tomas Nimmo 705-444-0923.
[related site http://www.organicadvocates.org ]
FARMAGEDDON: The Future of Food, Mon Jan 29, 7:30-9pm,
Kitchener. Brewster Kneen, author of "Farmageddon" and
publisher of "The Ram's Horn" newsletter
(http://www.ramshorn.bc.ca), will talk about the safety of
genetically modified organisms in everyday food; how
biotechnology shapes our food system; and the restructing of life
for corporate profit. Pay what you can. Kitchener Public Library
Auditorium, 85 Queen St. N. (near Weber) More info: Neill
Stewart, Kitchener-Waterloo Food Action
KWFoodAction@egroups.com 519-742-7092 [Brewster will also
be speaking on Fri Jan 26 (7pm) in Guelph, see above].
DAVID SUZUKI & THE SALMON FOREST, Mon Jan 29,
7pm, Toronto. Film premiere & discussion with David Suzuki &
others. Fragile ecosystems and amazing discoveries in Canada's
endangered rainforests. The connections among rainforests, salmon
and the people of Canada's Pacific Coast. With Dr. David Suzuki
(scientist, broadcaster, environmentalist); Patricia Sterritt (Chief
Councillor, Gitga'at First Nation); Dr. Tom Reimchen (Biologist,
Univ. of Victoria). $10/$6. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30pm.
At The Music Hall, 147 Danforth (near Broadview subway).
Info/advance tickets: 1-800-453-1533 http://www.davidsuzuki.org
HOW TO GET A GRANT, starts Mon Jan 29, on-line. Nine-
week online course on fundraising, for Ontario environmental
nonprofits. Led by Ken Wyman, one of Canada's foremost
fundraisers. $65. Future courses: fundraising fundamentals, special
events, major donors, direct mail for small environmental groups,
volunteer management, public education. Complete course descrip
& registration info: http://www.greenability.org/coursetxt.htm
EECO 2000 - ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY CONFERENCE,
Mon-Tues Jan 29-30, Toronto. One of Canada's longest running &
most successful annual conferences on environment & technology.
FREE public expo (free public access hours t.b.a.) (full conference
$695). At the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel (Yonge & Queens'
Quay). More info: email@example.com GLOBE Foundation
http://www.eeco2000.com http://www.globe.ca 800-274-6097
* ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH COURSE, Tuesdays Jan 30 -
Apr 24, 6-9pm, Toronto. Education for social & ecosystem
healing. Understanding the links between environment & health is
critical to our survival & well-being. A down-to-earth, activism-
oriented course for community health workers, health
professionals, educators, labour activists, environmentalists,
community organizers, policy makers, economists,
parents/grandparents, youth. Different instructors (and videos)
each week. No perequisites; all welcome. With Dorothy Goldin
Rosenberg (course facilitator), Kathleen Cooper (Cdn.
Environmental Law Assoc.), Lorna Heidenheim (Ont. Healthy
Communities Coalition), Irving Rootman (Centre for Health
Promotion, U of T), Charlene Day (Nutritionist), Dr. Lynn
Marshall (Environmental Health Clinic, Sunnybrook), Dr. Trevor
Hancock (Cdn. Assoc. of Physicians for the Environment), Ann
Phillips (South Riverdale Community Health Centre), Dr. Jody
MacDonald (School of Nursing, U of T), Nick de Carlo (CAW
Health & Safety), Roxana Ng (PhD, Sociology & Equity Studies),
Elise Houghton (Parents Environmental Network), Wayne Roberts
(Toronto Food Policy Council, co-author Real Food for Real
Change), Janet Budgell (Nutritionist, Safe Water Group), Mark
Murphy (Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights), Sri Camalan
(Social & Environmental Justice Advocate). Films: Before Their
Time (occupational health & safety); They Speak in Whispers
(children, cancer and the environment); Everyday Carcinogens:
Acting for Prevention in the Face of Scientific Uncertainty;
General Electric, Nuclear Weapons & Our Environment;
Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer; Great Lakes,
Great Lawns (health impacts of pesticides & herbicides); No
Grapes; Toxic Partners; Uranium; Turning Down the Heat; Living
Machines; Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and
Global Economics. $375 negotiable (limited scholarships for
students, seniors, low/unwaged). OISE, 252 Bloor W (St. George
subway). More info/register: Women's Network for Health &
Environment 416-928-0880 firstname.lastname@example.org
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(B) OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES
* ALTERNATIVE JOB FAIR - SEEKING ORGANIZATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE, Wed Feb 28, noon-7pm, Toronto. If your not-
for-profit operates on an alternative work model and/or depends on
volunteer staff, you may be interested in the alternative job fair,
where we will be trying to offer students alternatives to the
standard corporate opportunities. Contact us for info on booking a
display table and/or participating in the presentations. Free. At
Hart House, Hart House Circle, U of T (Museum or Queen's Park
subway). Presented by a coalition of not-for-profits & U of T
Chaplain Centre. More info/register: Julie firstname.lastname@example.org
* RADIO LORAX, Wednesdays 6-7pm, 92.7 FM or online.
Trent Radio's Environmental Affairs show. Jan 24: the upcoming
FTAA/ZLEA Summit being held in Québec; Jan 31: Globalization,
Food and the Environment: Grassroots Responses. Live on the
internet at: http://www.trentu.ca/trentradio/stream.htm More
Raphael Thierrin 705-749-9890 email@example.com
* WWOOF! "World-Wide Orientation to Organic Farms" --
Looking for something REAL to do this spring or summer? Want
to live close to the land for a while? Want to learn about where our
food comes from ...could come from? An amazing diversity of
organic farms, gardens and businesses have opportunities -- from a
few days to a few months -- where you can work in exchange for
room, board, learning & fun! Locations across Canada and around
the world. Get hands-on experience, make new friends & support
the organic movement. Working/learning opportunities vary from
organic farming & gardening, to cooking, activism, carpentry,
business admin, creative work, childcare - details are negotiated
between you and the host. From solar-powered to strawbale
homes, from herbs to orchards to rare-breed cattle, from swimming
holes to gourmet cooking - the variety is endless. Year-round. All
ages. $30 annual fee for list of 400 host farms & gardens across
Canada. John Vanden Heuvel, RR #2, S.18, C.9, Nelson, BC, V1L
5P5. 604-354-4417 http://www.members.tripod.com/~wwoof
firstname.lastname@example.org [related: http://www.organicadvocates.org ]
[I've "wwoofed" several times -- highly recommended! - ed]
* WWOOF-Canada Coordinator John Vanden Heuvel will be in
Ontario Jan 26-29 to speak about WWOOFing (see above listing)
and apprenticeship opportunities on organic farms & gardens. He
will have a table at the Guelph Organic Conference on Sat. Jan 27
& Sun. Jan 28 (see Jan 26 listing), to answer your questions,
provide literature, sign up new members, etc. John will have copies
of the new 2001 WWOOF Canada directory on hand, for those
who are curious about what kind of opportunities are available and
what the different farms & gardens are like. Presentation: Sun Jan
28, 9:30-11:30am (see Jan 26 Guelph Organic Conf. listing for
details). Also, he is available to speak at your school or other
organization in the Guelph-Toronto area Friday or Monday -- if
interested, contact him a.s.a.p. email@example.com 604-
[Guelph Conference website: http://www.gks.com/OrgConf/ ]
* INEQUALITY.ORG - new website offering news, information
and expertise on the divide in income, wealth and health; created
by a network of journalists, writers and researchers trying to look
beyond conventional economics and its notions of prosperity &
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