Upcoming community environmental meetings

Living on Earth as if we want to stay
Public discussion: April 17 - 7:00 pm, 215 Spadina Ave. at College Street, 4th floor
Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation and Womens' Healthy Environments Network

For forty years, Mike Nickerson has been studying the problems and solutions of our times. His study, from outside of institutional molds, reveals how societies change. Nickerson will be the guest of CSI and WHEN where he will facilitate a discussion based on his book "Life, Money & Illusion; Living on Earth as if we want to stay."

In his book, Nickerson explores the implications of attempting perpetual growth on our finite planet. He also outlines ways in which we can adapt to what he calls the maturation of the human species. In the same ways that life doesn't end with individual maturity, there are vast opportunities awaiting a post-growth society. To come of age as a society, however, we have to deal with the "growth hormone" that makes the economy ill when it is not expanding. The first step is to choose between the goal of long-term well-being and that of perpetual expansion. It is a Question of Direction.

Come, join us for a presentation and discussion about how we could recreate mutual provision (the economy) in a way that can provide for countless generations to come. More information available at: http://www.SustainWellBeing.net


West Toronto and Etobicoke
Saturday, April 18, 2009
10:00 to 4:00 pm
Thistletown Community Centre
925 Albion Road, Etobicoke (map)

Join us for a Community Greening Meeting and:
- Learn about the City of Toronto’s new Live Green Toronto program and meet your Community Animators;
- Get inspired by exciting community projects from around Toronto that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions;
- Identify the opportunities for Living Green in West Toronto and Etobicoke;
- Discuss environmental issues that are important to you and your community;
- Meet and network with other community groups and residents in your area, as well as others interested in, or already working on, green projects; and
- Develop a preliminary Live Green Strategy for West Toronto and Etobicoke.

Who should attend?
Individuals and environmental and community leaders who live in West Toronto and Etobicoke (City of Toronto Wards 1, 2, 4,5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 17) and want to work with their neighbours on community green projects.

Cost of the session: FREE and includes lunch

Registration: Space is limited and registration is required.

To register, or for questions, email whitneycrooks@gmail.com or phone Whitney at 416-781-7663 and provide your name, organization, address, telephone number and email address. PLEASE register by April 15.