LEAF ( Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) invites you to start the New Year with the following FREE green events in February 2012:
Blue Planet Environmental Expo
Host: Trinity United Church Green Action Group
Date: Saturday, February 11
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave, Newmarket, Ontario; Telephone: (905) 895-4851
Cost: Goodwill contributions welcome
Join Kyle Ferugson, Marketing & Communcations Manager at LEAF, as we learn where half the world’s oxygen comes from. Featuring keynote speaker Alanna Mitchell author of Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis and faculty member of “Students on Ice.”
The highlights of the Blue Planet Environmental Expo include:
- Featuring: Alanna Mitchell
- acclaimed author of Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis
- and Faculty member of “Students on Ice”, Arctic and Antarctic Youth Expeditions in 2010 and 2011
- Ecological and Conservation Booths
- Interactive Demonstrations
- Children’s Activity Centre
- Draw Prizes
- Keynote speaker from 2:00 − 3:30 pm.
- Find out why our lives depend on the oceans.
- Half the world’s oxygen comes from the plankton in the ocean.
- “The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, nor the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be flipped off.” (From Sea Sick).
- ” Learn what this means to you, your family, and the future of our planet. This is a call for hope, not despair if we act now.”
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
This is a documentary film from Hart House’s Conscious Activism Doc Series that celebrates the documentary medium as “the power of witness and has the unique capacity to ask questions and incite dialogue that is real, compelling, and transformative.”
So, enjoy this FREE screening and talk that explores the relation between social justice, spirit and activism.
Host: Hart House Conscious Activism Doc Series
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hart House Library,
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto (St. George Campus), Toronto; Telephone: 416.978.2452
“The remarkable story of the rise and fall of a particular ELF (Earth Liberation Front) cell by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members. If a Tree Falls explores the tumultuous period from 1995 until early 2001 when environmentalists were clashing with timber companies and law enforcement, and the word “terrorism” had not yet been irrevocably altered by 9/11. Screening followed by discussion, for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“Discussion to follow with Dr. Sean Thomas, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. Dr. Thomas specializes in applied forest ecology and silviculture; comparative ecology and ecophysiology of forest trees; forest canopy biology; ecological aspects of global environmental change; old-world tropical forests.”
Host: YMCA Scarborough
Date: Monday, February 20
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Scarborough YMCA
230 Town Centre Court, Toronto; Telephone: (416) 296-9622
“Join Matthew Higginson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at LEAF, as he drops by the Scarborough YMCA for an Eco Fair this Family Day! Learn about urban stresses, such as the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, and what LEAF is doing for the urban forest in your neighbourhood.
The Scarborough YMCA on Family Day is open to the public, so invite your friends, family and neighbours along for a fun and educational day featuring displays, demonstrations, activities and much more.
Bring your household batteries and old cell phones to recycle, and win exciting door prizes and giveaways!
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