I know there are bigger environmental issues out there than plastic bags, but it still is an important issue. Seeing videos like this I can't help but wonder what TV ads would look like if advertising companies used their skills more responsibly.
In case you haven't already heard, Rob Ford is considering an end to the plastic bag tax. I guess ending the war on car wasn't going fast enough, so he decided to end the war on poorly made plastics too. According to a recent Sun Article, "the mayor’s office had received several calls and e-mails … Continue reading Why Scrapping the #Toronto #Plastic Bag Tax would be a Step in the Wrong Direction
Wednesday, October 27, 7pm - 9pm Sidney Smith Hall, room 2118 100 St. George Street University of Toronto, St. George Campus Featured Speakers: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dene from the Athbasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada. Eriel is currently employed with the Rainforest Action Network as the Freedom From Oil Campaigner in … Continue reading National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto
KINGCOME INLET — Clearcut logging and a receding glacier were pinpointed Tuesday as probable contributors to a devastating flood which swept through the remote First Nations community of Kingcome Inlet last month. Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan and First Nations leaders, who converged on the village to take a first hand look at the damage, … Continue reading Clearcut blamed in First Nation flooding
Hans Peter Roth and Kyoko Tanaka, dedicated members of our Save Japan Dolphins Team from, respectively, Switzerland and Japan, are in Taiji checking the activity in the infamous Cove. Hans Peter reports: “I returned alone to the cove about 2 pm. Things had completely quieted down. The nationalists had gone. But still five police cars … Continue reading No #Dolphin Kill Policy Holds in #Taiji, Japan…thus far in September
Canada is close to passing the Climate Change Accountability Act, but it’s under threat by Conservative Senators. Parliamentarians passed the Bill (C-311) in May. Now the Bill needs the support of 53 Senators. Of the 105 Senators, 52 are Conservative. The situation is precarious. Years of hard work to get the Act to this point … Continue reading Urge the Senate to support Bill #C-311
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 3pm – 5pm, Private, student meeting at Centre for Global Change Science 5:30pm - 6:30pm SCIENCE PRESENTATION by Dr. James Hansen at the McMillan Theatre ( see above) 6:30pm - 7:00pm Intermission 7:00pm to 8:45pm CLIMATE REALITY: A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JAMES HANSEN, NAOMI KLEIN & CLAYTON THOMAS-MULLER -- Moderator: Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux … Continue reading #Climate Reality Event in #Toronto
Funny yet disturbing...
Great short video from TED.