(475) YES In My Backyard!

Caitlin Colson wants everyone to take part in shaping their city, and there’s a great chance to do that tomorrow at the YIMBY (yes in my backyard) festival in Toronto. Shape My City is a Toronto based (for now) organization that runs and facilitates on online platform and off-line events to help promote citizen engagement in their city. There’s an awful lot of things you can do yourself, and Shape My City want to connect those people together to meet online and work in real life to help shape the city they want to live in whether as an activist or a city planner.

Learn more and sign-up for your FREE ShapeMyCity account here, and if you are in Toronto you can get info about tomorrow’s YIMBY festival here.

In the middle section our three hosts (Daryn, Stefan and Kevin) do some catch up with listeners who have been participating in our Vote 4 The News offer! Have your say on what you want us to cover, or send us a link you think we should talk about here.

This week’s comment poll: is about hope and joy 🙂 Are we allowed to enjoy Harper’s departure as a win? Is it premature, and possibly dangerous to celebrate now? Is it all meaningless anyways? We have a fun impromptu debate about this article by famous Canadian environmental leader Tzeporah Berman: Why I dare to be hopeful about Justin TrudeauCall us and let us know in a message what you think of this article, and which of the hosts you agree with most. We might even play your message on next weeks show! Call toll-free 1-877-GREEN-21 [1 (877) 736-3921] and leave us a message anytime day or night, free from anywhere!

This weeks top news!

Tsleil-Waututh Nation take NEB to court to stop Kinder Morgan hearing

Prairie people power: Manitoba commits to environmental bill of rights

Blue Dot – Guide to Engaging with Politicians

Hyperloop Test Track Will Begin Construction In A Few Weeks

Lockdown: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands

Crazy Hot Future Could Make Persian Gulf Unfit for Human Habitation

This weeks music!

Daniel Romano “Time Forgot” & Broken Social Scene “Lovers Spit”

Please check out our Climate Cartoons Series!

Watch and help us share this new project that helps explain the amazing opportunities offered by investments in renewable energy to students, politicians and voters. They’re also only 2 min each so those that need it most might actually watch them if you ask your friends and neighbours too. 🙂 Check them out here.

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