Wednesday, December 09, 2009

My Organic Tree and Copenhagen Vigils

If you live in Toronto and are planning to bring a tree into your home for the holidays, the Canadian Tire location at Danforth and Main is selling organic Christmas trees from a tree farm in Eastern Quebec. Jane and I picked up our tree this weekend. You can also pick up unique fair trade decorations at Ten Thousand Villages.

For more on the eco footprint of Christmas Trees, click here.

It’s very serious. But for a humorous overview of the climate talks in Copenhagen taking place right now, click here.

AVAAZ is helping to orchestrate candlelight vigils around the world on Saturday evening. Bring your kids. Be part of history. Help push our society toward sustainability. There are 300 vigils in Canada so far. Jane and I will be at the vigil at Queen’s Park in Toronto, starting at 7pm. Join me if you can. Click here to find a vigil close to you.

Are you a mom? (Or Dad?) Moms Against Climate Change are posting photos of their kids to drive home the message to Stephen Harper: Don’t play chicken with their future. On Thursday, December 10th, at 4:30pm local time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be sent a striking message. The faces of more than 1,600 children will be projected onto the sides of buildings in Ottawa and Vancouver with this simple reminder, “Stephen Harper: Remember who you’re representing in Copenhagen”. Click here to post your photos before Thursday afternoon.

In the News

Star joins global climate crusade
Toronto Star joins 56 newspapers in 45 countries take the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial.

Toronto Star Blog in Copenhagen
Canada ties first place with Croatia on Fossil of the Day award.

Guardian UK Covers Copenhagen

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