A couple interesting tidbits…

Here are a few interesting bits from your local city councillor…

Toronto Walking Festival
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Walking is a great way to get around. Its healthy, fun, economical and good for the environment, too. In fact, the more we walk, the more we can help ourselves, our community and the air we breathe. The City of Toronto is encouraging residents to get out and walk. That’s the idea behind the Toronto Walking Festival this October. Its a program aimed at promoting walking in our community by highlighting walking activities all across the City. You can find out more about walking events in Toronto at the www.toronto.ca/walking Browse the various events and activities and make plans to participate in an event in your area. 
There are a lot of great reasons to travel by foot. Walking has some obvious health benefits for you and your family. Walking helps improve your overall level of fitness and gives you more energy. Plus, the more we walk, the better it is for our environment. Taking fewer trips by car means less harmful emissions go into our environment which helps improve the quality of the air we breathe. So, get out and walk. You’ll be glad you did.

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 GreenScenezToronto – Youth Video Challenge
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Calling all youth! Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to make a difference? Here’s your chance to make a video about what it means to you to LIVE GREEN – and inspire others to do the same! 
Send your idea for a 30-second video and you could win the chance to turn your idea into a video with the help of professional filmmakers at Planet in Focus. Students in grade 7 – 12 you’re eligible to enter and win! Winning teams will attend a workshop at Planet in Focus during March Break 2009 and get the help they need to turn their great green ideas into videos. Winning videos will premiere at the 2009 Green Toronto Awards and be featured on the Live Green Toronto website at livegreentoronto.ca for all of Toronto to see! No previous video/film experience or artistic talent required Simply send us your idea for a video, on a storyboard. Get the details at www.toronto.ca/livegreen/gscenez_index.html 

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