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  • Next Monthly Meeting (March)

    Posted by Mark / on 03/20/2013 / 1 Comment

    Hello all,

    It was passed along to me that there will be a conflict with our next monthly meeting (March's) and that of CCFC's (both scheduled for next Wednesday evening, March 27th).

    I replied to Ivan that we could still have it at my house, however it would have to be either:

    • Monday the 25th
    • Tuesday the 26th
    • Sunday the 31st
    • Monday the 1st of April
    • Tuesday the 2nd of April

    Any of those would work for me; chime in here and we'll all get a date figured out!

     

    Sincerely,

    Mark

  • Inexpensive rent for Beaver Valley House

    Posted by douglas / on 11/06/2012 / 1 Comment

    Hello everyone,

    I'm off for 6 months to work on conservation projects in the Carribean.  My beautiful house would be available around November 15-20th. In exchange for taking care of 2 or 3 cats the rent would be $500 plus the utilities. People who have other pets please do not apply.The person or persons need to love animals.

    Contact me at 519 599-5461

    Douglas

  • Rising population, climate change and biodiversity loss threaten planet

    Posted by douglas / on 10/21/2012 / 0 Comments

    Reading Rob Hopkin's Transition Handbook for anyone interested in these matters should be a given, but also knowing how population increases and the resulting accelerated consumerism threatens your childrens' future should concern and alarm people on this site. Adopting children instead of giving birth to them makes sense more than ever. North America's way of life and the impact of its individuals contributes more to climate change, biodiversity loses than all other societies. See:

     http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/21/1054571/seminal-study-climate-change-footprint-in-north-america-the-continent-with-the-largest-increases-in-disasters/?mobile=nc

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/population/

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion

    http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/overpopulation/7_billion_and_counting/index.html

     

  • Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

    Posted by douglas / on 10/15/2012 / 0 Comments

    Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is By Bill McKibben July 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring ..
  • Surviving progress challenges adults’ perception of success

    Posted by douglas / on 10/15/2012 / 1 Comment

    “We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Louis D Brandeis U.S. Supreme Court 1916-39 The film, “Surviving Progress”, shown this week in Collingwood, is one more documentary in a long list that asks important questions concerning humanity’s future. ”What is progress?” is the big question the film undertakes to investigate. Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall and David Suzuki are some of the people interviewed for the movie, and they have plenty to say when in comes to corporate/political power and the forces underlying it. Suzuki:” Conventional economics is ..
  • Malcolm Kirk: a man with a passion for Nature

    Posted by douglas / on 10/02/2012 / 0 Comments

    Two days before my good friend, Mac Kirk, died in late September I visited him at his home in Thornbury. He was not well but he joined in the conversation. How could he not? The subject was ancient trees. Trees were Malcolm's great passion only superseded by an all pervasive commitment to be an advocate for Nature. This he did with consummate skill throughout our region. We have public access to many of the woodlands and even waterfalls due to this humble man's vision to create protected landscapes. Malcolm, in my opinion, followed in the steps of John Muir who also ..
  • Collingwood Community Food Co-op - ACTION needed!

    Posted by Shelby / on 06/23/2012 / 0 Comments

    For all of you who could not join us on Wednesday night, you can find a digital copy of the details of membership here.  The document also includes a Membership Form.

    For the Co-op to be a reality, we need 100 additional members by JUNE 29TH.

    Please share this information with your friends & family members.
    This co-op will only happen if you as a community show that you want it.... that's what makes it a co-op!

    FAQ: "What is a food co-op?"
    A food co op is a member driven 'company' but our legal tern is co operative. In our ..

  • Work in community garden this May/June and be Paid!

    Posted by douglas / on 04/24/2012 / 0 Comments

    Georgian Triangle Earth Day Celebration and Elephant Thoughts are looking for one enegetic and engaged person to work for around 5.5 weeks this May and June transplanting, seeding, cultivating and perhaps learning more about organic gardening in a time of climate change. Our work will be preparing the community part of the garden but also helping those with allotments get started.   The 12 hour week schedule will be split in Eco Action Centre Garden on 19 and Mountain Road and in a greenhouse in Kimberley. Times and hours are flexible.  The salary is $17.50 an hour.  Please write to celebrateearth@yahoo.ca or ..

  • May 5th Tree Planting

    Posted by douglas / on 04/01/2012 / 0 Comments

    Community Tree Planting on May 5th connects us to Climate Action “Connect the Dots is a project of 350.org and our partner organizations, to shine a spotlight on the connections between extreme weather and climate change…We’ll kick off the project with Climate Impacts Day on 5/5/12, when thousands of communities around the world come together to take action to Connect the Dots and call for urgent action to stop the climate crisis” Bill McKibbon ”There is a spiritual corollary to the way we are currently deforesting and denaturing our planet. In the end what we must most defoliate and deprive is ..
  • Open Hearts = Endless Possibilities

    Posted by Theresa / on 02/24/2012 / 0 Comments

    As we transition into a new world "What is it going to look like?" and "How are we going to get there?" are some burning questions these days.

    What does your heart and ‘true' self desire?  In referring to ones ‘true' self, it is not the self that has been programmed all these years with fear, greed and independence.  It is the self that existed before we took on the energetic imprints (values, morals, priorities, etc.) of our parents and the greater populations around us.  

    How do we get back in touch with this ‘true' self that holds the answers ..

 

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