It was a bit of an experiment; three presenters providing, together, an overview of the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change, the Transition Towns model, and Transition Toronto. Daniel Bida, Andrew Knox, and I each wanted to bring our passion for specific aspects of Transition to the table. And according to our audience, it worked.
You can see our slides here:…Continue
Added by Martina Rowley on June 25, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments
I am a newcomer to Transition Toronto and thought I'd share with the community an online resource I've put together over the last few years, called "The Post-Oil Survival Guide for City Dwelling". I researched numerous skills we'd need to convert our city living methods to be localized, community-based, self-reliant, sustainable and petroleum-independent. I welcome everyone to check it out:
Martina and I were recently interviewed by Paul McGinniss of The New York Green Advocate blog as part of his tour of "Living Green in Toronto." Here's the article, which favourably mentions TTo and alludes to our work with The Permaculture Project:
Added by Andrew James Knox on June 17, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments
Sorry to everyone who just got spammed. We're doing what we can to increase security against that kind of thing. Thanks for your patience in the mean time.
Added by Andrew James Knox on June 16, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments
This past Sunday was one of the first of the many "Permablitzes" to happen this summer. The Permablitz Programme is run by The Permaculture Project - GTA (TPP - GTA) and involves people showing up at a garden, back yard, or any space, and turning it into a permaculture food garden. Participants learn about permaculture through the direction of TPP - GTA Director Toyin Coker, the designs of certified Permaculture Designer Douglas Barnes, and, most importantly, through doing the work…Continue
Added by Andrew James Knox on June 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
One thing he said that really resonated (around 1:03:30):
Set a price on carbon in this country.
Apply that price to all the goods that want to be sold in this country through a carbon tariff.
That's an awesome idea, but politically difficult.
Added by Colin Prince on June 10, 2011 at 11:40pm — No Comments
You want to learn how to grow flowers or vegetables on your condo or apartment balcony, or in your tiny front or backyard? Find one of the many container gardening workshops offered across Toronto this summer. Several non-profit groups and community centres are offering them.
See Toronto Green Community's partner groups and their workshops here:…Continue
Added by Martina Rowley on June 7, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments