Sunday, 15 June 2008

Neighbours' Night Out - Thursday, 19 June at Earl Lynn Park

You are cordially invited to Neighbours' Night Out on Thursday, 19 June from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at East Lynn Park (no rain date). This city-wide initiative supported by Crime
Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) is in its 23rd year and is designed as a fun way to meet people in your area and help build a safer community

Thursday, 12 June 2008

EBSAC June, 2008 Minutes

Read the minutes from the June EBSAC Meeting here.



  • Review & acceptance of last meeting’s minutes including Action Items

  • Follow up on outstanding action items

Treasurer’s report

New Items

  • Grade 8 graduation fund request

  • Funfair funds disbursement

  • Welcome back breakfast

  • Directory and parent volunteer sheet in welcome back package.

  • Nomination forms timing of elections

  • Strategy for the new year: by-law amendments, fund raising, special parent info nights

Principals Report:

  • Principal to provide a succinct overview of recent school activities and issues, report on playground equipment and painting.

  • Safe school presentation from Neil

Open Items/Group Discussion/New Business

  • Funfair

  • QSP co-ordinatior

  • Staff appreciation luncheon

  • Boys washroom renovations

  • Report from Eco-Team

  • Community Center

  • New Business

Wrap up & outstanding issues

  • Receipt of items for next council meeting

Don't forget...

The Danforth East Community Association's Farmers' Market is on again this afternoon/evening.
3pm to 7pm in East Lynn Park - off Danforth between Coxwell and Woodbine Avenues.

Last week was a raving success. Come see why this local market was the most successful Farmers' Market in the city last week.

Change your plans for dinner tonight... Make something with local produce from nearby Ontario farms!

Free Trees!

Would you like a free tree?

Urban Forestry Services plants trees on City owned street allowances fronting residential properties for free. Periodically, Urban Forestry Services will canvass neighbourhoods for tree planting opportunities. Click here for more information:

"Strawberries & Asparagus" festival: June 14 from 11.00am to 5.00pm

You're invited to the "Strawberries & Asparagus" festival: a community celebration of all things green. This festival in Toronto's Cedarvale Park promotes public space, local and organic food, local sustainable business, nature appreciation, music, and fitness & health.

Come along on June 14 from 11.00am to 5.00pm and enjoy:

  • healthy snacks and solar ice cream
  • free activities for children and adults
  • live music on our solar stage
  • a marketplace for green businesses and environmental organizations

This not-for-profit event is organized each year by EvolutionGreen.Com and human capital partner Green Neighbours 21, a grass-roots environmental group in Toronto's Ward 21. There is also an Inorganic Market™ taking place – you can drop off used or broken electronic items for free recycling. Laptops, desktops, iPods, mp3 players, cell phones and more will be collected. Come out, meet the community, and enjoy the fun!

Live green Toronto: conservation rebate and incentive programs

Wishing you could save energy, water, and maybe money at the same time? Here's a great source of information about rebate and incentive programs:

Live Green Toronto will support community-initiated projects such as water conservation, tree planting, energy efficiency, renewable energy production, local food production and green roofs, through three key elements: Funding and incentives, community animators and a dedicated Live Green Toronto website that offers one-window access to rebates, tools and programs at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. Contact the office to discuss your ideas today!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Don't Miss Councillor Janet Davis' Environment Day Saturday, June 7, 2008: 10 AM - 2 PM Stan Wadlow parking lots, 373 Cedarvale Ave.

Join Councillor Davis for her fifth annual Environment Day.
Click on the pic of Janet trying a trailer bike at last year's event for more information.

Visit community booths, Learn about City Environmental Initiatives, Pick Up Bike Maps, Free seeds, Free compost, Free rain gauges, Free green bin and kitchen container (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days, or exchange for damaged bins), Shop for green bins and kitchen containers, backyard composters, yard waste bins, water efficiency kits, rain barrells, native plants, Enjoy a community barbecue, A Whiners Music Showcase, DJ Jessica, Face Painting and a craft table for the kids, and, of course, drop off items for recycling, disposal or reuse.

For lists of these items visit

Celebrate Canadian Environment Week June 1-7!!

From a Federal Government press release:
OTTAWA, ON - June 2, 2008 - Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird, today launched this year's Canadian Environment Week (June 1-7) and World Environment Day (June 5) by challenging Canadians to do more to protect and preserve Canada's environment.

"As Canada's Environment Minister, I share Canadians' passion for protecting our environment," said Minister Baird. "Canadians want to see their Government take a leadership role but they also want to do their part to protect the environment. That is what Canadian Environment Week is all about. It is an opportunity to focus on the impact Canadians can make towards a cleaner environment, healthier communities and a better quality of life for all."

Click on the poster to go to the website for the Ministry of the Environment.

Looking for ways you and your family can help the environment at home, work, and school? Click on the picture to take David Suzuki's Nature Challenge and find out some simple, effective actions that can make a big difference.

Kids can take their own Nature Challenge at David Suzuki's Kids' site: