Toxic Topic, Shady Endeavours, Natural Movies – GCNews #630

630: 4 May 2009 – published by Green Communities Canada

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN. Yellow Pages Group and its employees are taking part in Changing the world, one step at a time, a campaign developed by Équiterre in partnership with Green Communities Canada. The campaign encourages ethical and ecological choices.

NEW POSITION. Mary Anna Zakula, GCC Executive Assistant since 2004, has accepted a position with newly elected Rick Johnson, MPP for Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes and Brock. Long time staff Sharyn Inward returns to take over her functions.

CONFERENCE. Well Aware has a booth at International Forum on Integrated Water Management – Tools for Action. Conference with world renowned Riccardo Petrella. Sherbrooke, QC, 1-3 June.

DURHAM NEWS. Durham Sustain Ability‘s EcoBusiness offers businesses step-by-step processes to achieve a sustainable competitive edge … Durham Region is hosting its first Green Drinks, 13 May. “Chat, debate, socialize and connect with other Durham residents passionate about environmental and sustainability issues."

NATURE MOVIES. W.A.S.T.E. – Lake Simcoe Anchigamin Film Project encourages a greater connection between people and nature in Lake Simcoe’s watershed. Windfall Ecology Centre is a partner.

TOXIC TOPIC. Pesticide Free BC wants to make cosmetic pesticides an election issue and see the implementation of precautionary provincial pesticide ban in British Columbia.

YOUTH FORUM. On-line community Connect2earth enables young people to interact directly with experts and others around the world to discuss topics such as renewable energy, species extinction, climate change and sustainable living.

SHADY ENDEAVOURS. Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Weekend, a North American first and the world’s largest commitment to tree planting, is a focal-point for community-based tree planting initiatives, 8-9 May.

WORKSHOPS. Procurement and the Social Economy: The Canadian Context examines the impact of different purchasing policies on community development; challenges facing governments in developing ethical purchasing policies; and how ethical trade fits in as a component of the alternative response to the global economic crisis. A Canadian Social Economy Hub telelearning session. Pre-registration, 13 May … Effective Change Management in Community Organizations workshop, offered by Social Economy Centre of the University of Toronto, 29 May.

DOCUMENTARIES. Black Wave – The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez shows the long-term consequences of the 1989 environmental catastrophe … H2Oil looks at the environmental and health consequences of Alberta’s Tar Sands.

JOBS. Evergreen, Development Coordinator. Toronto, no due date …
One Change, Campaign Manager. Ottawa, due 10 May.

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