Links to companies and organizations that specialize in sustainable design / Permaculture / Canadian Art / Environmental Issues

An old friend of mine has started a new venture promoting local Canadian artist, please take a look as your support helps people in Canada with their small business, as well as, supports those less fortunate. Did I mention you can write the cost of renting the art as a tax right off! 😁

www.604real.com

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Free Gardening & Self Sufficiency Lifestyle Tips!

http://www.ecosnippets.com

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Sustainable Architecture Design

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https://sustainable.to/

 

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ABOUT GREENING HOMES

Established in 2007, Greening Homes Ltd. is a fully licensed, WSIB-registered, insured and bonded healthy renovations firm headquartered in the Junction Triangle area of Toronto, Canada.

A trusted home renovator, Greening Homes has won numerous awards for its work in making homes healthy, energy efficient and beautiful. Its committed crew take pride in helping homeowners get the best value for their dollar all while making a difference in their community and world. Greening Homes is committed to being an impetus for change in the building industry.

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http://www.greeninghomes.com/

 

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Steven Biggs. Farm writer, garden writer,Β food writer,Β professional speaker.

Farm Writer, Food Writer, Garden Writer,Β Professional Speaker

As an urbanite with an agricultural science degree and work experience in the agricultural sector, I make sense of farm, garden, and food issues for the urban publicβ€”and write about urban food thinkers, trends, and happenings for the farm sector.

FARM, GARDEN, FOOD EXPERIENCE

I have worked in horticulture and agriculture for more than 25 years. Along with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, I have worked in greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation, biological controls, horticultural supplies, and farm marketing.

https://stevenbiggs.ca

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About Wayne Roberts

Dr. Wayne RobertsWayne Roberts is a Canadian food policy analyst and writer, widely respected for his role as the manager of the [Toronto Food Policy Council], a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts that is widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security, from 2000-2010.

As a leading member of the City of Toronto’s Environmental Task Force, he helped develop a number of official plans for the city, including the Environmental Plan and Food Charter, adopted by Toronto City Council in 2000 and 2001 respectively. Many ideas and projects of the TFPC are featured in Roberts’ book The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food (2008).

Since 1989, Roberts has written a weekly column for Toronto’s NOW Magazine, generally on themes that link social justice, T.J. Watt Authentic Jersey public health and green economics.

In 2002, he received the Canadian Environment Award for his contributions to sustainable living. NOW Magazine named Roberts T.J. Watt Womens Jersey one of Toronto’s leading visionaries of the past 20 years. In 2008, he received the Canadian Eco-Hero Award presented by Planet in Focus. In 2011, he received the University of Toronto Arbor Award for his role in establishing food studies as a field of T.J. Watt Youth Jersey study at University of Toronto.

Roberts earned a Ph.D. in social and economic history from the University of Toronto in 1978, and has written seven books, including Get A Life! (1995), a manual on green economics, and Real Food For A Change (1999), which promotes a food system based on the four ingredients of health, joy, justice and nature.

Roberts chaired the influential and Toronto-based Coalition for a Green Economy for 15 years. He has also served on the Board of the U.S.-based Community Food Security Coalition and Food Secure Canada. He is on the board of Green Enterprise Toronto, an organization of local eco-businesses that’s associated with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies across North America. He has been invited to speak around the world on strategies that combine food security, community empowerment, environmental improvement, social equity and job creation.

Prior to his involvement with environmental issues, Roberts worked for two decades in the fields of community organizing, university teaching, media, labour education, industrial relations and union administration.

 

 

http://wayneroberts.ca/about

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Tony Humble

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Tony Humble is an ancient, battle-scarred Eco Warrior, also CEO of Prosperium Global Solutions Corp, and Chairman of TeloRegen LLC in his spare time. … A truly exciting project between the team at our @CSALT_Arch lab and @THumbleOne Prosperium! … A partnership between #CU Arch/Eng …

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https://www.prosperium.io/

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The Reduce and Reuse InstituteΒ 

Taking the first step to help our society become more aware and active in our use of materials.

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https://www.reduceandreuse.org/?fbclid=IwAR09GccjgmLPj599en969qvBgfyb7u6Bm_4C6SMMyC7m56zqID3LsGgBDds

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Hi friend!
Am paul odiwuor Ogola a permaculture teacher and designer, my mission is to bring permaculture knowledge & technology to my community. We are a approved Register Community Base Organization {CBO} permaculture farming group with the Government of Kenya facing climate changes, low investment, and relative , isolation we are situated in the south western part of kawiya village located in the northern part of korayo sub location,Kochia central location,Rangwe district in Homabay county -Kenya.

The village is 10sq km with a population of 1800 people ,one public school ,three privates schools and 15 churches,the primary occupations in the village are sustenance farming, carpentry, blacksmith, tailoring and small business which are under lake Victoria ecosystem environmental, with a vision to educate and empowered the rural community to escape extreme poverty.

We envision a community where young and adult people who are willing to work gets trained and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming through sharing the information and new farming technology/innovation on Permaculture and Organic farming to facilitate an open source approach to decentralized Permaculture education.

We are focusing to support practice and policies that will sustain young & adult ,independent and prosperous farmers now and in the future through Re-connecting with the Earth care and people care through gardening ,knowledge and experiences that lead to more holistic sustainable life and escape from extreme poverty as We are committed to:
1- Treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness
2- Taking both personal and group responsibility including:
β€’ being accountable for our actions
β€’ measuring and sharing our contribution to the community
β€’ making and keeping commitments
3- Demonstrating openness, honesty, clarity, good faith and integrity in all our communications and encouraging shared leadership in our community.
4- A participatory decision-making and conflict resolution process. !!
Lastly am calling for the consideration to partner with you in our project to help in its extension support to the community.
We are looking forward to hear more from you.
Paul odiwuor ogola
Project Director.
https://www.facebook.com/permoafrica/

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Below is their program outline:
1-Education and Child protection>>>>> Enhance protection and access to quality learning for vulnerable children in our 9 focus working village. Responsible person is Mrs Debora Achieng (https://web.facebook.com/Heritage-Christian-Academy-107399632741486/)

2-Humanitarian Emergency Affairs>>>>>We save lives to preserve future generation among the children and the poor families in our focus 9 villages……Mr.Velzian Marora

3-Health ,Nutrition,HIV & AIDS>>>>Improved health status for children and their families.in our villages……Mr.David odhiambo
4-Livelihood and Resilience>>>>>Improved livelihood and resilience for youth,poor people per households and communities……Mr. Paul odiwuor Ogola

5-Water,Sanitation and Hygiene>>>>>Improved household access to safe drinking water supplies,proper sanitation and good hygiene practices……Mr.Abraham omito

6-Environmental program……Mr.James Otieno
7-Youths and Women empowerment….Mr.Evance Ochieng
8-Girl child program……….Mrs.Sharon Akoth
9-Elderly people program…….Mrs Mouline odhiambo