Want to get involved in our city but didn't know what the options were beyond volunteering for a political campaign?
It is a "live menu" of the options and pack a room with people who want to make this city great.
The Exposé Conference
Sat, Nov 1,2014 , 9am to 2:30pm
Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario
Ideas for the World Exposé is a one day conference for high school students. The topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly prevalent - the state pf the world right now is not sufficient to sustain future generations. Climate change risks are augmenting at an unprecedented rate. Environmental disruption is posing a threat to our food security. Our political system is unable to confront these problems.
To solve these issues, we need radical ideas. These ideas need to change the way society is run and change our perspective on our very own roles in fighting for a sustainable future. How can our food choices save the world? How can we make our politicians more responsive to environmental damage. What is the role of sexism and discrimination in climate change? What cutting edge technologies are we developing and researching to combat our increasing amount of food and plastic waste? Register now and explore the diverse amount of workshops we're offering that may change your perspective of sustainability.
Everyone who wants to attend the Ideas for the World Exposé must REGISTER HERE
9:00 - Sign in
9:30 - Opening Remarks
10:00 - Workshop 1
11:00 - Workshop 2
12:00 - Lunch/Exhibition
1:00 - Screening of Cowspiracy
Conference ends at 2:30
The Workshops: Meet Ben: Topic of Workshop: Anti-Oppression and Climate Activism: Why Climate Justice Needs Equity Meet Wing: Another confirmed workshop leader who will be discussing the role of politics in combatting climate change Meet Alice: Ever wonder how much garbage you throw out daily? Learn all about waste and the dire implications on it has on sustainability. Meet Stephanie: You are what you eat; Learn all about the faults of our current system of food production and changes necessary in the future.
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The prime minister will not be meeting Mr. Hulot," Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald said in an email. "The prime minister meets or speaks with his counterparts when there are important issues to discuss."
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It is just a year from the 2015 federal election!
It is like tomorrow!
Urge the party leaders Muclair, Trudeau and May to cooperate in this election to ensure the election of a government representing mainstream Canada and a change in electoral system - Proportional Representation!
Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is falling), among them.
Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.