Techno-Trash, Car Talk, & Flashy Environmentalists – GC News #649
649: 21 September 2009 – Published by Green Communities Canada
FUNDRAISING. Clean Calgary aims to raise $50,000 by 22 October. Clean Calgary is run by 15 staff and countless volunteers who delivered environmental education presentations to more than 9,000 people last year.
TECHNO-TRASH. Community Environment Alliance’s Share-IT program collects obsolete or unused computers and peripherals from household and business storages to distribute the reusable equipments to newcomers and low-income families â€¦ See Clean Calgary cellphone recycling program â€¦ What to do with residential e-waste.
ROADSHOW. Ã‰quiterre sponsors a street painter for Car-Free Day. See In Town, Without My Car!activities such asa 72-feet lunch table, street hockeyâ€¦ Peterborough Green Up celebrates Car Free Day: corn roast, bike prizes. 26 September.
CAR TALK. Promoting and Sustaining Consumer Demand for Highly Fuel Efficient Automobiles (report), by Pollution Probe, outlines market segments, barriers to fuel-efficient purchases, and recommendations â€¦ Over one million people die each year on the worldâ€™s roads, and almost half of those are pedestrians and cyclists, says report â€¦ Bus built out of 50 crushed cars promotes public transit.
FLASHY ENVIRONMENTALISTS. "The modern alternative to being luxurious is spending extra money to broadcast that you are a pro-social, pro-environmental individual," says study â€¦ Is that what explains the$960 reusable shopping bag?
JOBS. Elora Environment Centre, Customer Service Representative. Due 24 September â€¦ Community Bicycle Network, Lead Mechanic. Toronto, due 30 September â€¦ City of Kelowna, Air Quality Coordinator. Due 29 September.