Both Poverty Action for Change Coalition (P.A.C.C.) and Make Poverty History (York Region Chapter, Ontario, Canada) have been hosting an annual event alongside events held world-wide on October 17th, which is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, for the past five years – last year, those attending helped set a new world record for those standing at one time against poverty. They hope to do even better on October 17, 2010 at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket, Ontario!

Participants are wanted as York Region’s  growing event of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty would like to grow even more this year by adding information booths, activity area for kids, path-side singers/performers and the inclusion of some native cultural history representation. They also hope to have more talent/art/media displayed this year as well. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty event also typically attracts politicians, concerned residents, anti-poverty advocates, those living in poverty and random passersby!

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Free Green Screens Animation Workshop for Adults

A special Green Screens animation workshop for adults

August 4 at 7 PM

In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, you can create your own short animated film about the environment and bring your vision to life! Participants will arrange cut-out images from magazines to critically address environmental issues and superimpose them on an untouched landscape – remixing the portrayal of our environment and challenging how we think about it. A fun hands-on experience with stop-motion animation, whether it’s your first or fiftieth time!

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Local Farm Food in Green Ontario

Green Screens is a monthly program at the NFB Mediatheque which highlights a different environmental issue each month, in partnership with CIELAP – Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy – (local farm food practices being one such example). The NFB Mediatheque selects the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) films to screen, and CIELAP provides the panellists.

On Wednesday, July 7th, Green Screens presented a free film event which included the feature film, Earth to Mouth, a panel discussion about the importance of supporting local farmers in Ontario, Canada, and a reception which followed the screening.

The panel discussion of Green Screens featured Wally Seccombe, Chair, Everdale: Organic Farm & Environmental Learning Centre, and Susan Murray, Director of Communications, Greenbelt Foundation. Samples of local food were provided by Karma Cooperative.

Green Screens entertained and informed us about Green Ontario as shown in the following SweetLoveable Videos (Part 1 and Part 2).  Thank you Jennifer, Melissa and Kate for your valuable help in the production of  the following Green Screens for Green Ontario.

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Today, our alphabet letter ‘G’ recipe is a great Grilled Mushroom Steaks recipe from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM).

This is an easy, quick, and tasty way to enjoy summer grilling! Portobello mushrooms are rich in niacin – vitamin B3 – which helps regulate cholesterol. Mushrooms provide a good source of selenium, a potent antioxidant, and when portobello mushrooms are exposed to sunlight, they retain vitamin D, which is good for bone health and immunity.

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July 15 at 7 PM
NFB Cinema – 150 John St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At NFB Cinema, enjoy highlights from the 2009 edition, co-presented by the Toronto Animated Image Society. The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest of its kind in North America, attracting film buffs, art lovers, filmmakers, and cartoon fans from around the world to the nation’s capital. The 2010 Festival takes place October 20th-24th.

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Wednesday, July 7


A program in Toronto, Ontario, that highlights the importance of sustainable agriculture and celebrates local food practices. A panel discussion and reception follow the screening – sample local produce and discuss the importance of supporting local farmers in Ontario, Canada.

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Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC) announces the “Glean On Me…When You’re Not Strong” program.

” Glean On Me…When You’re Not Strong” kicks of Wednesday,  June 7, 2010, for anyone wishing to “Glean” (pick) some fresh strawberries for free. Also, free transportation is provided, but you must supply refreshments. This “Glean On Me” outing will occur at a local strawberry farm.

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