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Friday, September 29, 2006

Climate Action Tour lands at UW

The Climate Action Tour 2006 hosted by WPIRG
Wednesday October 11th
Hagey Hall room 150, University of Waterloo
FREE! All welcome. Pizza will be provided.
Registration is required by 5pm Tuesday Oct. 11th - email

The Climate Action Network is going on tour to find out what
Canadians want in a Kyoto plan to address the climate crisis. The
Climate Action Tour 2006 will present a series of workshops for
Canadians to design a climate action plan.

The tour is a response to the federal government's cut to climate
programs and its announced intention to create a "Made in Canada
Plan". Local CAN-RAC members are arranging over 18 workshops across
Canadian cities, including Montreal, Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg,
Saskatoon, Yellowknife, Quebec, Ottawa, St. John's, Truro and

Each workshop will include background information about climate
change, Canada's greenhouse gas emissions and existing climate change
programs. However a majority of the time will be devoted to gathering
input from individual Canadians. A summary of the recommendations
from the session will be presented to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
in the fall.

Registration for this workshop is required by 5pm Tuesday Oct. 11th.

For more information about this, or other WPIRG events, visit

Ms. Raj Gill
Projects & Organizational Development Coordinator

Waterloo Public Interest Research Group
Student Life Centre Room 2139
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Tel: 519.888.4882 / Fax: 519.725.3093 / UW ext. 84882

Renewable challenge - KPL

Oil prices may have dipped recently, but you can still expect to spend over 1/4 of a million dollars on energy over your lifetime. Meanwhile, inefficient use of energy is pushing ecosystems to the brink of catastrophic failure. Want to reduce energy consumption and save money? Come hear

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 7:00 PM
Kitchener Public Library, auditorium
85 Queen Street N, Kitchener

Bill Kemp is VP Engineering at Powerbase Automation Systems, author of best selling books The Renewable Energy Handbook and $mart Power: an urban guide to renewable energy and efficiency, and an articulate expert in a wide range of renewable energy technologies. This talk will help Ontarian's understand our energy challenges, find solutions and discuss how you can do your part in protecting the environment. After all, if you don't get involved, who will?

Win a free book! Copies of Bill’s books will be available for sale with one copy of $mart Power being given as a door prize.
Free admission. This event is sponsored by Natural Power Products of Kitchener and is the first of the 2006/2007 Energy $ense series hosted by Community Renewable Energy Waterloo and Kitchener Public Library. For more information or directions to KPL, please see To be notified of future CREW renewable energy events, contact Sandra Mooibroek at

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Lecture & Book Launch - Toronto

> David Korten Special Event
> The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
> Featuring internationally respected author David Korten
> What does it mean to build a sustainable global society? How do we go
> beyond the conflicts and habits that limit our collective potential
> and threaten out future? What can we do as individuals and
> organizations to play a role in this great transformation?
> Join acclaimed author David C. Korten as he addresses the themes and
> explorations of his most recent book, The Great Turning: From Empire
> to Earth Community. Mr. Korten is best known as the author of When
> Corporations Rule the World (1995), and as a board chair and
> co-founder of the Positive Futures Network, which publishes Yes!
> Magazine.
> The event will also feature a book signing by Mr. Korten
> Wednesday, October 4
> 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
> OISE/UT auditorium
> 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
> Pay What You Can (recommended $5.00)
> This event is hosted by Green Enterprise Toronto and the following
> sponsors:
> Grassroots Environmental Products
> NOW Toronto
> The Transformative Learning Centre at OISE
> Centre for Social Innovation
> Raincoast Books
> The Centre for Social Justice
> Faith and the Common Good Network
> Business and Environment Program, York University Faculty of
> Environmental Studies
> Justice, Global and Ecumenical Relations Unit, United Church of Canada
> For more information and reviews please continue here

Monday, September 18, 2006

Wednesday Campus Market

local. fresh. delicious.
The UW Farm Market will have its first showing this Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Courtyard in ES1.
Come the first day for a chance to win prizes and see what local food in Waterloo Region is all about. It will run from 9:00AM-1:30PM, every Wednesday in the ES Courtyard until October 25th.
Thanks very much to Food Services, and to all the volunteers, particularly Teresa Van Massenhoven and Heather Dabrowski for your hard work and enthusiasm in this initiative!

More info check Sept. 18th's Daily Bulletin: or contact
Darcy Higgins: