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Sarah Harmer, musician, GreenHero and environmental activist, is sharing concern about the Harper government’s changes to an act that will limit protection of Canada waterways to those that are the busiest. (more…)

The Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival will feature Manufactured Landscapes on October 12, a documentary by Jennifer Baichwal about photographer Edward Burtynsky’s chronicle of industrial devastation to the environment and people of China.

This month we filmed on site at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, a music festival and vendors market held at Christie Lake Conservation Area to celebrate local food. The film will be part of an episode on local food for the next season of our television show.

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Our producer Joan Prowse will speak about environmental documentary and film making at the inaugural Green Jobs Forum on September 15 from 5 to 5:45 pm in room 203B of the Metro Convention Centre, North Building, in Toronto.

The Green Jobs Forum is an event that helps people explore careers in the green economy. It was created by our partner, Green Living Enterprises.

A number of friends of GreenHeroes will also speak at Green Jobs Forum including Farrah Khan, interim Executive Director of our partner Canadian Association of of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Donna Bishop, upcoming GreenHero and CEO of Green Beauty and GreenHero Emily Hunter. See the Speakers and Schedule page for details.

Admission to the Green Jobs Forum is free. It takes place from 10 am to 7 pm. In addition to the speaking sessions, there are over 30 exhibitors, including CAPE and Green Living Enterprises.

In other news, Joan has been named one of Canada’s 2013 Clean50 www.clean50.ca in the Technology, Telecom and Media category for her work on GreenHeroes!

The award honours 50 of the country’s leaders in sustainable development and clean capitalism. We thank Delta Management, the search firm that created the awards, for recognizing her contributions to sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.

Delta Management works with companies that use clean technology, non-profit organizations that focus on the environment and corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility practitioners.

 


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Our producer Joan Prowse will speak about environmental documentary and film making at the inaugural Green Jobs Forum on September 15 from 5 to 5:45 pm in room 203B of the Metro Convention Centre, North Building, in Toronto.

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Do you have a story to tell about great work you’ve done for the environment? Did you have to overcome a major obstacle to get there? Did something big inspire your pursuit of environmental change?

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Are your children starting to feel lethargic?  Stressed out? Having trouble concentrating? Are they irritable, angry, and bored now that the summer is almost at a close? The problem isn’t that they need to go back to school… it’s that they need to go outside!

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Just over two years ago, the GreenHeroes website went live. Since then, our site has received over 100, 000 page views from 140 countries around the world.

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NDP leader Jack Layton was a leader in environmental change. He co-founded the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, a program that finds solutions for air quality problems in the city. It has saved $55 million in energy costs and reduced Toronto’s emissions.  Jack applied his passion for the environment to his personal life too. He and his wife Olivia Chow retrofitted their home with technology like solar electricity and window insulation.

Last week, we interviewed Olivia about their eco house for our new season. Olivia, a transportation critic, also advocates for green commuting.

We took this picture of Olivia outside of the beautiful home.

Olivia Chow in front of eco-house

We reflected on Jack Layton’s environmental impact in this blog post last year, shortly after his death.

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NDP leader Jack Layton was a leader in environmental change. He co-founded the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, a program that finds solutions for air quality problems in the city. It has saved $55 million in energy costs and reduced Toronto’s emissions.  Jack applied his passion for the environment to his personal life too. He and his wife Olivia Chow retrofitted their home with technology like solar electricity and window insulation. (more…)

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