Eco-Energy Fair Video Series: Live Green Toronto

This third video of the Eco-Energy Fair Series is about Live Green Toronto. Get your free Live Green Toronto Membership Card for shopping green and be rewarded for making those good green choices. This is your free rewards card to get a lot of exclusive discount offers for living green!

The second video on our Tuesday blog was about the Windfall Ecology Centre.

The first video on our Monday blog was the Introduction to the Green Neighbours 21 Eco-Energy Fair as well as the wHole in Your Home Show.

Eco-Energy Fair: Video Series – Windfall Ecology Centre

This second video of the Eco-Energy Fair series is about the Windfall Ecology Centre.

The first video, as shown yesterday, was the Introduction to the Green Neighbours 21 Eco-Energy Fair as well as the wHole in Your Home Show.

Eco-Energy Fair: Video Series – Introduction

Starting today (and over the next 5 days) we are presenting a series of videos about the Eco-Energy Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which featured the wHole in Your Home Show as hosted by Green Neighbours 21 on November 28, 2010.

For today, here is our first video of the series,  the Introduction to the Green Neighbours 21 Eco-Energy Fair as well as the wHole in Your Home Show:

Video Follow-Up to FRESH the movie Event in York Region

York Region Food Network‘s premiere of FRESH the movie happened on November 4, 2010 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. FRESH the movie challenged us to think about what we eat.

York Region Food Network presented on screen the following great solutions from FRESH the movie director, Ana Sofia Joanes:

Ana’s 10 FRESH Solutions

  1. Buy local produce
  2. Shop at your local farmers market; join CSA (Community Shared Agriculture)
  3. Support restaurants and food vendors that buy locally produced food
  4. Avoid GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  5. Cook, can, dry & freeze
  6. Drink plenty of water but avoid bottled water
  7. Grow a garden
  8. Volunteer or donate
  9. Get involved in your community
  10. Share your passion

Food Security

For your info, community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice.

Discussion Videos

After the film, Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director of York Region Food Network, and Catherine Cook, Program Coordinator of York Region Food Network, facilitated discussion about the food bank, food security, gleaning program,  Do the Math, social assistance, community gardens, community kitchens, and the Good Food Box in York Region as shown below in both videos Part 1 and Part 2. You can watch the interviews of both Joan and Catherine in the second video – Part 2.

FRESH the movie Event Part 1

Fresh the movie Event Part 2

Contact Info
York Region Food Network
Address: 510 Penrose Street, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 1A2
Phone: 905.967.0428
Toll free: 1.866.454.YRFN (9736)
Fax: 905.967.0097
email: 4moreinfoyrfn.ca

Affordable Animation Workshops for You!

On Sunday, September 5th, the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) Mediatheque in Toronto, Ontario provided great fun and enjoyment for both the children and adults in the Animate This workshop. This affordable animation workshop for children ages 6 – 14 was offered at a very low cost of $5 per child and the accompanying adults can participate in the animation workshop for free.

The children used colourful clay as well as their imaginations to create their characters and simple stories.  Here is the amazing animated film showcasing the participants’ sweet and loveable creative works in Animate This, a NFB Mediatheque’ s animation workshop (to view the film just click on the scene below and wait about 3 seconds):

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Bicycle Safety Rodeo

On July 17th, the Bicycle Safety Rodeo for children was a hands-on learning experience about bicycle safety.

It was held in the parking lot of  the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 414, Royal York Road (at Melrose), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For more info about the Bicycle Safety Rodeo events, please contact:
Nando Tullo,  State Farm Insurance Companies
416-253-4979; toll free 1-877-853-3276
nando@nandotullo.com

Sponsored by State Farm Insurance, this free program turned out to be great fun for the children as shown in the following SweetLoveable Video.

Green Screens for Green Ontario, Canada

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.

Part 1:

Part 2: