Andrew Nisker, enviro-documentary filmmaker and candidate for the Liberal nomination in Beaches-East York, has kindly extended an invitation to members and friends of Greening Ward 32 to view his new film Dark Side of the Chew.
His latest film, about the world’s second most common form of litter – chewing gum – will have its world premiere at Toronto’s Planet In Focus environmental film festival on November 9th. BUT, there will be a special screening of the film at the Fox Theatre! Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you have a seat.
Find out why the 719,000,000 pieces of gum stuck to the sidewalks of Toronto are a threat to our global water shed.
With lots of milkweed plants at both Beech Habitat Garden, and our new Beach Hill Gardens, here is a gorgeous video showing the importance of milkweed for monarch butterflies. Great photos of the life cycles for both.
Although larvae eat only milkweed, adult monarchs feed on nectar plants, including wild flowers such as asters & joe pie weed and goldenrod.
GW32, along with local volunteers, planted a new garden at Beech Hill on May 31 and June 1, 2014. The garden is near Woodbine and Gerrard, near the rail underpass. Here is a slide-show of some of the volunteers who helped to make this happen!
Calling all volunteers! Beautify the slope along Woodbine Avenue (near the rail underpass at Woodbine & Gerrard Ave) by:
- Planting shrubs and perennials
- Saturday & Sunday, May 31 & June 1
- 9:30 – 4 pm – any time will help
Come and be a part of it!
Lots of great Jane’s Walks in the East End! For details, click on the link, then enter the ward#:
Ward 29 – Danforth
- the Taylors & East York, Bridging the Don Valley, Artists & Art Projects (Hidden in Plain Sight), Lower Don Restoration & Heritage
Ward 30 – Danforth
- Leslie St. Spit, the Portlands, Don River Restoration, Riverside Buildings & Infrastructure, Riverside Wild Plants, Walkability (Carlaw, Dundas, Gerrard)
Ward 31- Beaches/East York
- Taylor Massey, Main Square
Ward 32 – Beaches/East York
- the Ashbridges’ Neighbourhood
Just wanted to loop everyone in on a Provincial Liberal fundraiser that is upcoming in Beaches East York on April 29 with the Hon. Jim Bradley, MPP. Cost is $125. In his day job as the environmental minister he gets to announce great news like this: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/experimental-lakes-area-research-station-officially-saved-1.2594161
To transfer to the Beaches/East York site (to purchase a ticket), click here: BEY Bradley Invite