Pics from Rain Barrel Sale and Community Environment Day

Snap Bloor West has posted some impressions of our rainbarrel fundraiser and Ward 13's Community Environment Day. Have a look here:


Rain barrel fundraiser: http://www.snapbloorwest.com/index.php?option=com_sngevents&id[]=521561


Community Environment Day: http://www.snapbloorwest.com/index.php?option=co...

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Two numbers on climate change we ignore at our own peril

The following is the op ed of May 13 by Mark Reynolds:


Two numbers on climate change we ignore at our own peril


   In the rarefied air of Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which sits 11,141 feet above sea level, scientists have charted the passing of a milestone that, if ignored, heralds a future for civilization both tragic and chaotic.

    I'm referring to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which Charles David Keeling began monitoring...

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Our species has crossed the 400 threshold - a grim landmark

Bill McKibben, 350.org writes:

On May 9th, for the first time ever, the carbon dioxide counter on the side of Mauna Loa, the most important scientific instrument on earth, recorded a daily average of above 400 parts per million. It’s a grim landmark -- it’s been several million years since CO2 reached these levels in the atmosphere.


We started 350.org five years ago, and took our name from what scientist...

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Learn how to protect Ward 13's ash trees

Fifty ash trees have had to be removed in Ward 13 because of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation, said Toronto’s Tree Advocate and Parkdale-High Park Councillor Sarah Doucette.


Read more at saveourash.ca...

Green 13's Rain Barrel Sale Fundraiser - Thank You!

Warm thanks to all who made Green 13's Rain Barrel Fundraiser such a success --- to Shaul Kochba the manager of FreshCo on Dundas at Runnymede for allowing rain barrel pick-up at their parking lot; all who shared word of the fundraiser; members of Green 13 who volunteered, liaised, gophered, postered, organized and staffed; to Pam Mountain, the head librarian at Annette Branch which allowed us to display a sample rain barrel; to Larry Pomerantz and the most supportive staff of RainBarrel.ca f...

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