Smart Movie, Health Homes, Gone Solar – GC News #647

647: 8 September 2009 – Published by Green Communities Canada

LAKE STEWARDSHIP. Lakeland Conference is an opportunity for shoreline property owners to learn about environmental issues facing their lakes with local experts and exhibitors specializing in relevant services and information. Haliburton, 19 September.

ECODRIVER. Durham Sustain Ability partnered with Active Green & Ross for a Tire Pressure Clinic: two staff members provided tire and vehicle knowledge and special EcoDriver coupons for the event. Static displays are set-up in three AG&R locations in Pickering, Ajax and Oshawa … Environment Network EcoDriver page is up!

HEALTHY HOMES. Clean Calgary Healthy Homes program is provided free of charge.  See article from Savvy Mom.

PEDESTRIANISM. Jacky Kennedy, Director of Green Communities Canada walking programs,  was a member of Canada’s Most Walkable Cities judging panel. Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Peterborough and Hamilton are among the Top 10.

SMART MOVIE. Climate Action Network Canada hosts a special sneak preview of climate change film The Age of Stupid. Toronto, 21 September. By invitation only … Host your own première.

VIRTUALLY GREEN. WWF-Canada’s Living Planet City is an interactive microsite illustrating how to build sustainable, climate-friendly cities without relying on dirty oil or coal.  Highlights leading Canadian municipalities that have adopted green technologies.

BURB RETROFIT. Retrofitting And Planning Sustainable Suburbs Summit includes: reversing sprawl, transportation alternatives, increasing tax revenue, combating NIMBYism.  Attendees may earn Ontario Association of Architects Core Learning Credits.  Toronto, 3-4 November.

NEW WEBSITE. Sustainability Network’s new website features learning networks, workshops and forums, resources …  SN hosts Making the Most of the Water We Have book launch, 25 September.

NOMINATIONS. Recycling Council of Ontario seeks candidates for its board: business, municipal/government,  individual/NGO/academic.  Deadline 2 October.

God save the earth. Can we save the earth? Religious leaders from diverse faith communities respond in book Love God, Heal Earth.

Retrovore. Retrovores foster biodiversity with heritage seeds and by awakening their inner farmer, but not without  dilemmas …  A woman keeps bees on the back porch of an apartment and raises chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, rabbits and two 300-pound pigs in urban Oakland.

Gone solar. Greenpeace  installs solar panels on the roof of Barack Obama’s grandmother in Kenya.

JOBS. Environment Network, Project Coordinator Assistant. Due 11 September … Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, Executive Director. Ottawa, due 18 September.

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