Last night, Pedro Pereira ran his workshop on "Keeping yourself safe from Gravity" for TTo at the Ben Navaee Gallery. It was fun, informative, and a great workshop. Pedro taught us several exercises that will prevent chronic injuries often resulting from our Earth and gravity-bound routines. More than that, however, he taught us how to start developing a relationship with our bodies that will make us aware of what we are doing to ourselves and how we affect our health. It opened up…Continue
I found a fantastic reference work entitled Handbook of Environmental Sociology yesterday, and have been reading through the essays there. It's comprehensive...and only available as a reference book through the TPL.
While I'm on it, why don't we have something whereby we get a group of people together to discuss green things at the library? Is it possible to do that? This would be one way to promote the library as a green…Continue
Here at the Ref. Continuing my research and trying to find work. Keeping up with my reading and thinning out my email thicket. I am trying to get my stuff together so I can go apply to Seneca College, hopefully the new course is ready...
I was told I'd get a year knocked off a two year course for the work that I have…Continue
Added by Adrian Rhodes on February 9, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Sorry to be a downer, but I just saw this and thought it was important enough to post.
Added by Andrew James Knox on February 9, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
I have been working at editing my writing, which unfortunately means more reading! I am currently reading Canadian Environmental History, edited by David Freeland Duke. It's a collection of about nine essays on Canada's environment. I like it because the essays are well written and referenced.
Added by Adrian Rhodes on February 8, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Just signed up for a green card. I also found out about the evergreen space and how to get there - they have a shuttle bus, otherwise it's insanely complicated to get there. I think that there has to be a better way of coming up with an integrated plan for the City. We need to have an overall plan, rather than what feels like a patchwork that we have at present.…Continue
Added by Adrian Rhodes on February 7, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments
I am currently at the library. I was here looking up UNESCO documents related to green spaces. I have been reading Our Common Future [See previous post] and I came across a reference to plants that create hydrocarbons. Now, in 1987, this was experimental, but I want to start looking at the research done on this topic. It's in interesting alternative, to be sure, but it might be jus the thing to wean people away from…Continue
Added by Adrian Rhodes on February 4, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Someone could write this on my report card! I am currently reading the Bruntland Report, otherwise known as Our Common Future. It took me long enough to get my hands on a copy of it and it's information dense, to say the least. I think that the chapter I am currently in, "Towards Sustainable Development" has some information and contact points for what Transition Toronto [TT] is trying to do.
I have been reading as many green documents as I can from the library in the last…Continue
Added by Adrian Rhodes on February 3, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments
My name is Adrian Rhodes. I was at the post carbon meeting on Saturday January 29th and my wife and I had a good time. I am currently looking for work as well as writing up two business proposals. In addition, I am doing ecological research in High Park with another volunteer group.
I just finished writing the year's summary of events for the group and am anticipating publishing it soon. I also want to go back to school this fall to re-skill if I can do…Continue
Added by Adrian Rhodes on February 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments
This past Saturday TTo members, members of The Permaculture Project - GTA, Torontonians of many affiliations, and some permaculture experts (including one from Tweed, Ontario) met at City Hall to lay the foundation of a permaculture curriculum for Toronto. The meeting was an Open Space session meant to answer the question "What should a permaculture curriculum for Toronto look like?", and it was great.
It was well attended by a diverse and experienced group of passionate…Continue