Save Canada’s Jasper National Park: The Pressure is Working!

Save Canada’s Jasper National Park: The Pressure is Working!

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Good news from the Avaaz team:

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This year, Canada’s theme for Black History Month is the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 and the contributions of black soldiers in the fight for Canada.

Here is a 60-second video promoting key historical figures and moments from the Canadian black community:

Did you know that in February 2008, Senator Donald Oliver (b November 16, 1938), the first Black man appointed to the Canadian Senate, introduced a motion to have the Senate officially recognize February as Black History Month?

February is Black History Month!

You're Invited: Celebratory Events of Canadian Black History Month February 2012

You're Invited: Celebratory Events of Canadian Black History Month February 2012

Some celebratory events of Black History Month include:

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Canada Just Cancelled its $400-Million ecoENERGY Retrofit Program

Canada Just Cancelled its $400-Million ecoENERGY Retrofit Program

This is an update to my previous blog ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Grants For Homeowners Are Back!

Today the following disappointing news is provided by the Toronto Star:

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Less Then 24 Hours Left to Save Canada’s Jasper National Park!

Less Then 24 Hours Left to Save Canada’s Jasper National Park!

This is an update to my previous blog Please Save Canada’s Jasper National Park Now!

Less then 24 hours left to save Canada’s Jasper National Park!

The following updated alert from the Avaaz team urges us to to call Jasper National Park Superintendent Greg Fenton and stop him from selling out our public park, then forward this alert to everyone.

In hours, the Harper Government could privatise a section of Jasper National Park and let an American-owned company blast a 300m metal walkway into our World Heritage mountains — but Jasper’s Superintendent Greg Fenton has the power to stop them.

Call to save our park today!

Then, please click here to leave your message on the right-hand side of the Avaaz page “24 hours to Save Jasper National Park.”

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Please Petition Europe to Oppose ACTA - a Global Treaty for Corporations to Censor the Internet

Please Petition Europe to Oppose ACTA - a Global Treaty for Corporations to Censor the Internet

This is an update to my previous blogs:

The Avaaz team has just alerted us to a new threat to the Internet in the letter dated 25 January 2012 (as shown below) which urges us to petition Europe to oppose Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a global attack on Internet freedom.

In their updated letter of 29 January 2012, the Avaaz team asks us to help now as follows:

“In days, our petition will be delivered to decision-makers in Brussels — let’s reach 1 million!”

953,787 people have signed the petition below, at the time of this blog posting.

25 January 2012

“Dear friends,

A new global treaty could allow corporations to police everything that we do on the Internet. Last week 3 million of us successfully pushed back the US censorship bills — if we act now, we can get the EU Parliament to bury this new threat to all of us:

Last week, 3 million of us beat back America’s attack on our Internet! — but there is an even bigger threat out there, and our global movement for freedom online is perfectly poised to kill it for good.

ACTA — a global treaty — could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Negotiated in secret by a small number of rich countries and corporate powers, it would set up a shadowy new anti-counterfeiting body to allow private interests to police everything that we do online and impose massive penalties — even prison sentences — against people they say have harmed their business.

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You can see what inspired the three finalists in the Community Projects award category of the 2010 Green Toronto Awards in this video here:

2012 Green Toronto Awards

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Winter, spring, summer, fall… Who’s the greenest of them all? You tell us!

The City of Toronto’s environmental awards of excellence honour and celebrate the individuals, organizations and companies that are helping lead the way to a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Big, small – we’re looking for them all!

Nominations close Monday, February 6 at 11:59 p.m.

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards.

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You're Invited to Watch FRESH Online Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2012!

You're Invited to Watch FRESH Online Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2012!

FRESH

New Thinking About What We’re Eating.

A film by ana Sofia joanes

The FRESH Team gives us the good food movement with FRESH tips for greener living, news and action alerts.

The FRESH Team is “always looking for ways to build the good food movement and reach a tipping point where sustainable food is the rule, not the exception.”

So, in order to continue spreading the word, here is their exciting new initiative:

FRESH is available for viewing online for FREE!

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