Green Majority Radio # 394 – Transition Your Community

Andrew-Knox-v3Andrew Knox is a community sort of guy, so much so that he’s been running the Toronto chapter of one of the best community organizations around since 2009. Co-Founder of Transition Toronto which is the local chapter in the international Transition Town movement, they seek to empower communities to take ownership over their futures by making practical changes that benefit them and the planet now and into the future. Andrew Knox himself has worked as a renewable energy consultant in the UK as well as working on his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in the Engineering department.

Transition Toronto is also one of our founding supporters! Thanks guys you’re awesome. To learn who else supports our work and how you can get involved click here.

Learn more about the origins of the Transition Town movement here.

Transition TorontoApril 5th, 2014 you can join Andrew at the Toronto Tool Library for a workshop on home energy efficiency you can do yourself by signing up on their website here or you can join the Facebook event here.

Wouldn’t you love to have a source of delicious fresh fruit that you are SURE is organic? Check out the Transition Toronto TREEMOBILE project.

This weeks music breaks: Synthetica – Metric and When The City Lights Dim – Cold Specks

Joseph Boutilier
Joseph Boutilier

After the first break we also hear from Joseph Boutilier (below) who will be UNI-CYCLING across Canada to raise awareness for climate action. You heard me right, uni-cycling.  From his site:

My name is Joseph Boutilier and in April 2014, I will be embarking on a 5,000-kilometer, 5-month unicycle ride across Canada to promote unity for the climate. The trip will culminate in Ottawa after rallies, events and meetings in dozens of other communities along the route. I’m calling on the Canadian government to take rapid, strategic and collaborative action to tackle the climate change crisis, breaches to first nations treaties and inherent land rights and the muzzling of publicly-funded scientists…. [read more on his site here]

Listen now to this weeks show from the player above, or right-click (save link as…) here to download: Transition Your Community

The IPCC story we talked about at the end of the show: IPCC author brands upcoming climate report ‘alarmist’

We also talked about ‘biomimicry’, here are some good places to start:

TED Talks – Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action

BIOMIMICRY 3.8 INSTITUTE

AskNature: What is Biomimicry?

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