Check out the extrashare flyer!
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Although there is an urban legend that the world will end this year based on a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, some researchers think a 40-year-old computer program that predicts a collapse of socioeconomic order and massive drop in human population in this century may be on target
May 23, 2012 …
Withrow Park Farmers' Market builds resilience in Toronto every week, and they are in need of volunteers to help them do that! Check out the opportunities below. There's even a chance to make granola! Come on, my crunchy friends!
The Withrow Park Farmers' Market is a community-based initiative administered by the Centre for Local Food Initiatives, a registered non-profit organization. The Market features organic and ecologically farmed produce and prepared foods, and…Continue
Added by Andrew James Knox on May 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Scenario-It is a new scenario planning tool. It allows for crowd-sourced, evidence-supported scenario development and scenario planning. What will happen in the post-carbon future? More specifically, and more importantly to us, what will Toronto be like in, say, 2030 or 2050? Will it be a good place to live? Might it not? Scenario-It lets you post and develop these scenarios and lets others online help you. Users can then vote on the credibility and relevance of the evidence that gets…Continue
Added by Andrew James Knox on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Organized by the Toronto Downtown Chapter of The Weston A Price Foundation.
Patricia will talk about the benefits of culturing dairy and demonstrate how to prepare Kefir & Fil Mjolk, easy ways to transform cow, goat or sheep's milk and cream into fermented and pro-biotic foods.
Registered participants will take home handouts and starter cultures for Kefir & Fil Mjolk.
Learn about preparation of nourishing traditional foods and local sources of pastured meat,…Continue
Added by Ann Marie on May 5, 2012 at 5:21pm — No Comments
This is a video of a Japanese invention to convert plastic garbage into oil. Does anyone have a way to measure the carbon footprint? What's the energy return on investment? Would it result in greater consciousness and reduction of plastic, or complacency about consuming more plastic? Interesting all the same. Next we'll probably be mining landfill sites for plastic.…Continue
Added by David Burman on May 3, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments
Great article on Energy Bulletin on "Who Stole Fun?" Is all the energy at our disposal really contributing to our enjoyment of life?
Added by Andrew James Knox on April 30, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
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Our April 21st meeting was small and short but full of fabulous ideas! We came up with our first community engagement plan.
Sarah, Steve, Ronn and I discussed how to get Beachers engaged, and help them "envision" a better neighbourhood. This seems to be a stumbling block for many people and hinders community engagement and sustainable development. With everybody being so busy with their day-to-day lives, their seems little downtime for creative thinking, and imagining “how to get…
Added by Martina Rowley on April 22, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments
I had the pleasure of attending the above event last Friday evening to listen to Chris Martenson in person share his views about the…Continue
I am pleased to announce the launch of Transition Toronto's Transition Skills Forum.
The Forum will be a place where those with skills essential to all of us in Transition, will host a workshop/seminar to share how to do a particular thing (for example, container gardening).
Spring has arrived again and our gardens are starting to get green! What better way to 'spring' into the season than to start off with a day-long Introduction to Permaculture by the fabulous Jane Hayes or - better yet - take the full URBAN Permaculture Design Course.
Added by Jessica Lemieux on March 16, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Picked up my ticket today at Type Books ( 427 Spadina Road ) along with EcoMind, the latest book by Frances Moore Lappe. I have enjoyed her work for 30 years and am really looking forward to her presentation.
Time flew as I read EcoMind on the train. I was back in Scarborough before I knew it.
Was wondering if any Tto members are planning to attend. If so, hope we can connect.
Tickets are $10.00 + tax ahead of time, online…Continue
Added by Ann Marie on January 27, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Rebecca and a few of the Transition Don Valley folk are working on developing a community cafe that will build community resilience by offering a place to meet neighbours and buy local, organic food; ensuring that the sustainable food they sell will be affordable; and supporting local food producers. Transition Toronto is very pleased to be able to support this project. THE PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP to get off the ground. Here's Rebecca's message about the cafe…Continue
Added by Andrew James Knox on January 20, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments
The 2 day Training for Transition is being offered in London on November 21/22, please see the attached flyer for more information. Based on what we heard from individuals in neighbourhood groups around the city, I think many of you and your Transition Towns (neighbourhoods) could benefit greatly from the training.…Continue
This Saturday, Oct 15th, Occupy Toronto is organizing an occupation of Toronto's financial sector in sympathy with the Occupation of Wall St. and similar occupations around the globe. As Transitioners, we need to ask, what does this occupation have to do with Transition, if anything?
Thomas H. Greco, who recently spoke at a Transition Toronto co-sponsored…Continue
Added by Andrew James Knox on October 8, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Hello fellow Transitioners,
I just wanted to direct your attention to a really great project in development at the Toronto Zoo, to make power from poo.
ZooShare is a non-profit renewable energy co-operative that will own and operate the 500 kW biogas plant, which will process 3,000 tonnes of animal manure and 12,000 tonnes of waste from a local grocery chain. The energy will be sold to the grid, the fertilizer we produce will be sold in stores under the Zoo Poo brand name, the…Continue
Added by Daniel Bida on October 3, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments
This weekend one of our steerers, Ken Fair, submitted this poem to the Bracebridge Fall Fair and won the Janice Barnes Literary Special Award for poetry:
My great-grandfather was a farmer.
My grandfather left the farm to work in the city.
My father worked in the city.
I work in the city.
My son works in the city.
My grandson will leave the city to work on a farm.
My great-grandson will be a farmer.
Added by Andrew James Knox on September 19, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments
I personally enjoy going out and finding so called "edible" wild foods. Books like the Peterson series are really good at finding and identifying many of the plants that are out there. Always a good starting point, one that I too took. But I am impatient and was tired of eating things that were "edible." My wife sometimes tells me that the meals that I cook are "edible" and I am sure that you have all made food that was sometimes best described as "edible," so you know where I am coming…Continue
Added by Mich Poulin on August 19, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments