Here are some celebratory events as well as green events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

Green Neighbours 21 provides us info on the following green event in Toronto.

“Gasland II”: Free Screenings and Discussion

FREE Admission

November 9, 2013: 12pm-4pm at Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.

and

November 12, 2013: 6pm at Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W.

This video presents “UN Secretary-General message “World Water Day 2013”:

  • 22 March 2013
  • Video Message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the importance of Water Cooperation, the theme of World Water Day 2013

United Nations' image: World Water Day 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation

United Nations’ image: World Water Day 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation

Today is World Water Day.

22 March was designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as World Water Day, an international day to annually:

  • celebrate freshwater
  • focus attention on the importance of freshwater
  • advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources

World Water Day 2013 is also dedicated to:

  • the theme of  “cooperation for peace, prosperity and sustainable development”

“Water holds the key to sustainable development, we must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource”

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of World Water Day on Water Cooperation

Andrea Harden-Donahue – The Council of Canadians, Hannah McKinnon – Climate Action Network Canada and Clayton Thomas-Mueller – the Indigenous Environmental Network have been meeting with Ottawa-based European Union Embassies to counteract Canadian lobbying against an important European climate policy – recorded for Straight Goods News by Samantha Bayard on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, for your viewing here:

This is an update to my previous blog Canada’s Tar Sands Dirty Oil Received Europe’s Higher Greenhouse Intensity Value Than Other Fuels.

We are informed today that over several days, Climate Action Network Canada, the Council of Canadians, and the Indigenous Environmental Network met with EU embassies in Ottawa to give a different perspective from the pro-tar sands lobbying that the Canadian government has been doing in Europe.

The government has been fighting against the European Commision’s planned Fuel Quality Directive, which seeks to assign carbon emissions values to varying fuel sources in order to promote usage of lower carbon fuels.

Oil from the tar sands was assigned a higher carbon emissions value because of the intense extraction process, so the Canadian government has been fighting the Directive in order to protect the tar sands.

The lobby-busting tour set out to counter some of the inaccuracies …. and get the truth into the hands of the EU decision-makers.

PRESS RELEASE

February 9, 2012

Lobby Busting Tour of EU Embassies Debunks Tar Sands Misconceptions

The Council of Canadians, Climate Action Network Canada and the Indigenous Environmental Network have been meeting with Ottawa-based European Union Embassies to counteract Canadian lobbying against an important European climate policy.

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