10/10/10 – Global work party

Ben Winkler from Avaaz.org writes: This Sunday, at more than 6300 events in 187 countries, citizens around the world will shatter a dangerous myth: that the global climate movement has somehow disappeared. We’ll show world leaders and the media that we’re bigger, more diverse, and more creative than ever — and that we simply won’t …

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Upcycling Earth Day at the Galt Museum

Here’s something that a few of my friends are participating in: Upcycling is the conversion of items that have outlived their commercial usefulness into new things that are functional or beautiful, or both Facebook event page Jonathan RuzekI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons and videogames, and am …

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The end times are near!

The signs are all around us; tornadoes in 2005 (I made t-shirts), floods in 2008, plagues in 2009 and now EARTHQUAKES in 2010! I’m not talking about some distant land, but Southern Alberta! A recent tweet by Chris Morris led me to the U.S. Geological Survey, which recorded a 2.6 magnitude earthquake only 49km south …

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The power is yours – April 22 is Earth Day

earthdayTying into Pitch-In Week, tomorrow is Earth Day Canada. Celebrated annually on April 22, it’s “a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.” Personally, I’ll be watching old episodes of Captain Planet the entire day. And not just because I have a crush on Linka, but because I care about the environment. And cartoon babes in general.

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Pitch-In is bitchin’

Operation Clean SweepIt’s “Pitch-In Canada Week,” where volunteers across the city pick up your garbage, you filthy jerk. The whole point of the week, a.k.a Operation Clean Sweep, is to encourage citizens to be responsible with their trash; to throw it in receptacles or recycle it to keep our environment clean.

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