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Our community is dedicated to those who strive to become responsible citizens of planet earth. We truly believe that every little step does count towards the ultimate solution. More often than not, it is through the help of those small, insignificant changes everyone of us make on a daily basis that eventually lead to a better world.

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Environmental Events Calendar:

CANADA:
Planet Friendly http://www.planetfriendly.net/calendar/
Canadian Environmental Network http://calendar.rcen.ca/
Ontario Environmental Network http://www.oen.ca/
Green Living Show http://www.greenlivingshow.ca/

EUROPE:
European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/environment/agenda/agenda_en.htm
European Green Party https://europeangreens.eu/events/upcoming

WORLD:
Global Stewards http://www.globalstewards.org/calendar.htm
Jane's Walk http://janeswalk.org/
Walk 21 http://www.walk21.com/

The Sustainable Filmology:
An Inconvenient Truth http://www.climatecrisis.net/
Biomimicry/The Toxic House http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/features.html
Climate: A Crisis Averted (2056) http://www.renewus.org/the_movie.html
Code Green Canada http://www.codegreen.tv/
Food Inc. http://www.foodincmovie.com/
H2Oil http://h2oildoc.com/home/
The Battle of Chernobyl http://www.planetinfocus.org/festival/battle-chernobyl
The Business Case for Sustainability http://www.sustainabilityadvantage.com/
The End of Suburbia http://www.endofsuburbia.com/
The Toxic Trespass http://www.toxictrespass.com/
The Toxins Return http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOdJ-YvqmWg
The Story of Cosmetics http://storyofstuff.org/cosmetics/
The Story of Stuff http://www.storyofstuff.com/
The Weather Maker: Tim Flannery http://www.youtube.com/p/A23C9CE05364E564&hl=en&fs=1
Escape From Suburbia (Sequel of "The End of Suburbia") http://escapefromsuburbia.com/
Generation Cellphone http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2009/generation_cellphone/main.html
Mysteries of the Great Lakes http://www.goblue.org/en/imax/Imax.html
My Toxic Baby http://www.mytoxicbaby.com/team.html
No Impact Man http://noimpactproject.org/movie/
Nuclear Power: The Hot Debate (The Nature of Things with David Suzuki) http://www.cbc.ca/sunday/2007/04/041507_2.html
Port Hope: The Question of Power http://www.sautezdanslaction.ca/data/production/prod_4341.asp?lang=en&cat=tv&g=doc&y=2006
Planet in Focus http://www.planetinfocus.org/mixedgreens
Up The Yangtze (2008) http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/yangtze.html
Waste=Food http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3058533428492266222
Who Killed the Electric Car? http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/
William McDonough: The wisdom of designing Cradle to Cradle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoRjz8iTVoo

Great Literatures on Sustainable Development:
***ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY, LAW & POLITICS***
Between Two Worlds: Science, the Environmental Movement & Policy Choice http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521337437
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming http://www.amazon.com/Climate-Cover-Up-Crusade-Global-Warming/dp/1553654854/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259806487&sr=1-1
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (summary) http://www.mindfully.org/Heritage/2003/Civilization-Collapse-EndJun03.htm
(review) http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/politicsphilosophyandsociety/0,6121,1390552,00.html
Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Rubicon-Decline-American-Empire/dp/0865715408
Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water http://www.cielap.org/pdf/NoAway.pdf
Fraser Institute (Canada) http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/environment/index.asp?snav=en
Jimmy Carter's Proposed Energy Policy (April 18th, 1977) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/filmmore/ps_energy.html
Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic & Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map http://www.amazon.ca/Global-Warring-Environmental-Economic-Political/dp/1552638308
Green History of the World: The Environment & the Collapse of Great Civiliations - By Clive Ponting
http://www.amazon.com/New-Green-History-World-Civilizations/dp/0143038982 (2007 Edition)
http://ecobooks.com/books/history.htm (1993 Edition)
Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780771080968
International Environmental Cooperation http://glogov.org/upload/public%20files/pdf/publications/bc%20proceedings/bc2001/sussman.pdf
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay http://www.flora.org/sustain/
Nuclear Power is Not the Answer http://www.helencaldicott.com/books/nuclear-power-is-not-the-answer/
Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children http://www.amazon.com/Poisoned-Profits-Toxic-Assault-Children/dp/1400064309
The Little Green Handbook http://home.iprimus.com.au/nielsens/trends.html#future
The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for Our Sustainable Future http://legacy.davidsuzuki.org/book_and_tour
The Story of Stuff http://www.amazon.ca/Story-Stuff-Obsession-Communities-Health/dp/143912566X
Unnatural Law http://www.unnaturallaw.com/
Why Your World Is About to Get A Whole Lot Smaller http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307357519&view=print

***SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & URBAN PLANNING***
Alternative Journal http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/
Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth 1820-2000 http://www.doloreshayden.com/work3.htm
Container City http://www.containercity.com/
Cradle to Cradle http://www.mcdonough.com/cradle_to_cradle.htm
Dark Age Ahead http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=62-1400076706-0
Green Perspective Magazine http://greenperspective.sa.utoronto.ca/
Life, Money and Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/4057
Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment http://steingraber.com/
Locavore: From Farmer's Fields to Rooftop Gardens - How Canadians are changing the Way We Eat http://www.cityfarmer.info/2010/05/27/locavore-from-farmers-fields-to-rooftop-gardens/
Managing Without Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster http://www.pvictor.com/MWG/About_the_Book.html
Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development http://www.ecotecture.com/reviews/lyle2.html
Renew Magazine http://www.renewcanada.net/
Spacing - Understanding Toronto's Urban Landscape http://spacing.ca/
The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis http://www.amazon.com/Empathic-Civilization-Global-Consciousness-Crisis/dp/1585427659
Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability http://twobillioncars.com/
uTOpia: Towards A New Toronto http://www.chbooks.com/catalogue/index.php?ISBN=1552451569

Environmental Careers - A Sustainable Future Within Your Reach:
Career Eco http://careereco.com/
CECAB http://www.cecab.org/
Clean Techies http://cleantechjobs.cleantechies.com/a/jobs/find-jobs
ECO Canada http://www.eco.ca/
Eco Job (Japanese) http://www.ecojob.com/
Eco Jobs http://www.ecojobs.com/
EnvironmentalCAREER.com http://www.environmentalcareer.com/
EnvironmentJobs http://www.environmentjobs.co.uk/
The Enviornmental Careers Organization http://www.eco.org/
The Green Workplace http://www.thegreenworkplace.com/
Goodwork Canada http://www.planetfriendly.net/gw.php
Greenbiz http://www.greenbiz.com/
Green Careers http://jobs.aol.com/savetheplanet?ncid=CAREgreenweek06
Green Dream Jobs http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs/
Green Energy Jobs http://www.greenenergyjobs.com/
Green Enterprise Toronto http://www.greenenterprise.net
London Sustainability Exchange http://www.lsx.org.uk/aboutus/jobsandinternships_page2535.aspx
Renewable Energy Jobs http://www.renewableenergyjobs.com/
Sustainable Solutions Community Job Board http://groups.google.ca/group/sustainable_sos/web/current-event-listing

Environmental Finance & Ethical Investment:
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment http://www.ccme.ca/en/about/Contacts/council_of_ministers.html
Charter Cities http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_romer
Corporate Knights Magazine http://www.corporateknights.ca/
Environmental Finance http://www.environmental-finance.com
Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) http://www.oecd.org/canada/promoting-green-and-inclusive-growth-in-canada.pdf
Social Investment Organization http://www.socialinvestment.ca
The Good Country Index https://goodcountry.org/index/overall-rankings

Essentials for Healthy, Balanced and Sustainable Living:
Amway Legacy of Clean (Chemical-Free Household Products) http://www.amway.ca/sustainablesos
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium http://awakeningthedreamer.org/content/view/137/128/
Blue Zones Studies https://www.bluezones.com/live-longer-better/
Blue Zones - How to Live to be 100 http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100
Code Green http://www.lonelyplanet.com/pressroom/news/press_release.cfm?press_release_id=226
Dose: Sustainability Tips http://www.dose.ca/sustain
Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/
Food Inc: Hungry for Change http://www.foodincmovie.com/
Green Living Magazine http://www.greenlivingonline.com/
LIME - Healthy Living with A Twist http://www.lime.com
Nextstop http://blog.nextstop.com/2009/08/eco-friendly-places-on-nextstop.html
NOW: The Green Issue http://www.nowtoronto.com/columns/ecoholic.cfm
Providence Organic Farm http://providence.moonfruit.com/
Sigrid Natural Skin Care Products http://www.sigridnaturals.com/
Tonic Magazine http://www.tonictoronto.com/
Ultra Prevention http://www.ultraprevention.com/book/excerpts.htm
Vert Catering http://www.vertcatering.com/
Viruses vs. Superbugs: A Solution to the Antibiotics Crisis? http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-5-6/41280.html
Vitality Magazine http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/

Facts & Preventive Measures on Wi-Fi, Cellphones & Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) Radiation:
Dr. George Carlo - EMF Cell Phone Dangers Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GD_BKTWyTY&feature=related

Dangers of cell phone & Wi-Fi radiation by Dr. George Carlo (Part1-4)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofG4W74tIE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urzibz5_CyQ&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtYSNzF8nPY&feature=related
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXUXk3XyO5k&feature=related

Dr. George Carlo Speaks on Wi-Fi Radiation in School (Part 1-3)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHpNpSw_7Tg&feature=related
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_8iDgn8hP0&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJVfOUEA61Q&feature=related

Cell Phone Use and Cancer Pittsburgh study 3000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCnhsiP4Xoo
Cellphones & Brain Tumors http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12527940?dopt=Abstract
Cell Phones & Cigarettes: What do they have in Common? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4uz2TUcwnI&feature=player_embedded
Cordless Phones Increase Your Brain Cancer Risks http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/03/21/cordless-phones-increase-your-brain-cancer-risks.aspx
Electromagentic Fields & Cellphones http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/12/28/electromagnetic-fields-part-one.aspx
EMF Facts http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/?p=916
EMF Precautionary Principles http://www.emfs.info/policy/precaution/
Generation Cellphone http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2009/generation_cellphone/main.html
Great Examples Why You Simply Can't Believe that Cellphones are Safe http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/1/3/great-example-why-you-simply-can-t-believe-that-cell-phones-are-safe.aspx
Increasing Dangers from Cellphones http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/06/07/increasing-danger-from-cell-phones.aspx?source=nl
Limit Your Exposure to Cellphone Radiation http://www.ewg.org/cellphone-radiation/
Mast Sanity (UK) http://www.mastsanity.org/
Mobile phones 'may trigger Alzheimer's' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2728149.stm
Multimedia Presentation on Wireless Health Hazards http://vimeo.com/6503578
Preventive Measures on Wi-Fi & Cellphones http://community.livejournal.com/sustainable_sos/tag/cell+phone
Non-Ionizing EMF Radiation: Preventive Measures on Wi-Fi & Cellphones http://www.icems.eu/benevento_resolution.htm
http://www.icems.eu/docs/Resolution_JUL_2007.pdf
The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive http://www.feb.se/NEWS/news2008.html
Wired Child (UK) http://www.wiredchild.org

Gateway to a Sustainable Energy Future:
30km: Are You in the Zone? http://30km.ca/
Chernobyl Disaster - A Special Report on BBC Newsworld ("RealPlayer"~30mins) http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/progs/02/earth_report/26apr.ram
Energy Audit & Retrofit Programs http://community.livejournal.com/sustainable_sos/tag/sustainable+energy#sustainable_sos97287
Energy Depot http://www.energydepot.ca/
Energy Bulletin http://www.energybulletin.net/index.php
Energy Saving Tips Video Clips http://www.greenparty.ca/page188.html
Energy Sustainability Community http://esc.ele.utoronto.ca/node/4
Energyville http://www.willyoujoinus.com/
Green Home Building http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/energyefficient.htm
Green Technolog http://www.greentechnolog.com/
Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385662215
Homeowners Guide to Energy Independence http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-1592288170-1
Hydrogen Highway http://www.hydrogenhighway.ca/code/navigate.asp?Id=265
Mondial Energy Inc http://www.mondial-energy.com/projects.htm
Natural Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org/
Planetfriendly.net http://www.planetfriendly.net/energy.html
Powerwise http://www.powerwise.ca/
Regenerative Design Techniques http://store.solarlivingstore.com/redete.html
Renewable Energy Access http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/home
The Lean Economy Connection http://www.theleaneconomyconnection.net/downloads.html
The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/english/index.cfm?attr=4
Transition Town Peterborough http://www.transitiontownpeterborough.net/transition-tales

Green Commute Solutions:
AutoShare http://www.autoshare.com
Azure Dynamics http://www.azuredynamics.com/
BikeShare http://www.communitybicyclenetwork.org/?q=bikeshare-hubs
Best Workplaces for Commuters http://www.bwc.gov/about/index.htm
Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/
Go For Green http://www.goforgreen.ca/at/eng/events/challenge.aro
Green Commute Workplace Guide http://www.resourceconservation.mb.ca/gci/TDM/
Jane's Walk http://www.janeswalk.net
Nextstop http://www.nextstop.com/topic/zRnR2jk-6jw/eco-friendly-recommendations/
Retire Your Ride Program http://www.retireyourride.ca/
Solar Bus http://www.solarbus.org/solar.shtml
The Commuter Challenge http://www.commuterchallenge.org/
VisionZero Network http://visionzeronetwork.org/
Walkable Cities http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_speck_the_walkable_city
What You Can Do: The Green Commute http://www.bcit.ca/green/whatyoudo/commute/
Zipcar http://www.zipcar.com

One Step Closer towards a Zero Waste Future:
Alternatives Journal http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/issues/321/default.asp
Car Heaven http://www.carheaven.ca
Container City http://www.containercity.com/
Discarding the Idea of Waste http://www.zerowaste.ca/Discarding%20the%20Idea%20of%20Waste-September_2003.htm
Eco-Cycle http://www.ecocycle.org/
Electrolux Design Lab http://www.electrolux.com/designlab/
Free Cycle Network http://www.freecycle.ca
Extended Producer Responsibiliity (EPR) Canada http://www.eprcanada.ca/
Garbage Land http://www.booknoise.net/garbageland/
Greener Buildings http://www.greenerbuildings.com/
Green Dentistry http://community.livejournal.com/sustainable_sos/tag/green+dentistry
Green Funeral http://community.livejournal.com/sustainable_sos/tag/green+funeral
No Impact Man http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/02/the_no_impact_m.html
Zero Waste Index http://www.grrn.org/zerowaste/index.html

Sustainable Community Solutions:
100 Resilient Cities http://www.100resilientcities.org/resilience#/-_/
Clean Air Alliance www.cleanairalliance.org/
Clean Air, Cool Planet http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/action/climatecrisis.php
Container City http://www.containercity.com/
Community Solution http://www.communitysolution.org/
Count-Me-In Campaign http://www.countmeinontario.ca/
Count-Me-In (Toronto) Campaign http://www.countmeintoronto.ca/
Earthday Canada http://www.earthday.ca/
Earthwire (UK) http://www.earthwire.org/uk/
Electrolux Corporation http://www.electrolux.com/node18.aspx
Enviro News http://www.environment.utoronto.ca/NewsandEvents/EnviroNews
Environmental Learning & Sustainability http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/framework/snapshots_e.htm
Flick-off Campaign http://flickoff.org/
Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk/index.html
Grassrootsstore.com http://www.grassrootsstore.com/
Greenbiz http://www.greenbiz.com/
Greenest City http://www.greenestcity.net/
Green Communities Canada http://www.gca.ca/indexcms/
Green Leaders Resource Directory http://www.greenleaders.ca/
Healthiest Workplace Initiatives https://www.vitality.co.uk/business/healthiest-workplace/findings/
Kids' Create Your Future! Website http://www.kidsforfuture.net/
Live Green Toronto http://www.toronto.ca/livegreen/
Nature Watch http://www.eman-rese.ca/eman/naturewatch.html
Not Far From The Tree (GTA) http://www.notfarfromthetree.org/
Ontario Vegetarian Food Bank http://www.vegfoodbank.ca/
Pollution Probe http://www.pollutionprobe.org/
Providence Organic Farm http://providence.moonfruit.com/
Regenerative Design Institute http://www.regenerativedesign.org/
Spacing Wire http://spacing.ca/wire/
Step Toward Change http://civ.works/
Sustainable Development Technology Canada http://www.sdtc.ca/en/index.htm
The Greenzine http://www.thegreenzineonline.com/
The Sustainability Network http://www.sustain.web.ca
Toronto Environmental Volunteers http://www.toronto.ca/wes/techservices/involved/outreach/tev/index.htm
Transition Ontario http://transitionontario.ning.com/
Transition Toronto http://transitiontoronto.ning.com/
Transition Town Peterborough http://www.transitiontownpeterborough.net/transition-tales
Walkable Cities http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_speck_the_walkable_city
Waterlution - A Water Learning Experience http://www.waterlution.org
Yes!Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org
Zerofootprint http://www.zerofootprint.net/
Zerofootprint (Toronto) http://www.toronto.zerofootprint.net/

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